January 24, 2006, - 8:36 am
By Debbie Schlussel
The Mainstream Media–dominated by liberals and loathe to call a spade a spade–is constantly searching for new euphemisms and epithets for the word “terrorist.”
In early November, we noted a new substitute word for Islamic terrorist: “pirate”.
Apparently, that is now the euphemism of choice when it comes to thuggish Islamic terrorists off the African Coasts, particularly Somalia (the terrorists have ties to Al-Qaeda, which dominates Somali politics–as our troops discovered when they were sent there).
Over the weekend, the U.S. Navy boarded a cargo ship seized by the “pirates”-terrorists. They arrested the suspects, all of whom were Muslim Somalis and from Mogadishu (Remember Al-Qaeda’s “Black Hawk Down”?). They had a cache of arms and attack ships with rocket-propelled grenade launchers used to attack, commandeer, and capture ships.
Red is not blue. And these are NOT swash-buckling pirates. They are ISLAMIC TERRORISTS. “Militants”, “pirates”, whatever. Still waiting for the day that the press calls them what they are.
Tags: al-Qaeda, Debbie Schlussel, Mogadishu, Somalia, United States Navy