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February 03, 2003

What Happened in Minnesota?


The first part of the war on terrorism was the moral ground by being clear that all forms of terror is wrong.

Post 9.11, America got that part right but many in the media, even in America, still got that part wrong.

This is a story about a newspaper in the American midwest that tried very hard to not offend terrorists that is only when it came to the murder of Jews.

Terrorism defined by US law

Federal law, 22 U.S.C. ยง. 2656f(d), defines "terrorism" as "premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents."

The Minnesota Star tribune has a policy special to Israel so they appear 'even-handed.'

We also take extra care to avoid the term 'terrorist' in articles about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict because of the emotional and heated nature of that dispute.

Shouldn't that be the arab-Israeli conflict?