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Friday, March 07, 2003
Just Plain Scary

The before his recent capture, al-Qaeda leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed gave an interview to an al-Jazeera reporter, along with fellow al-Qaeda member Ramzi bin al-Shibh. The reporter asked bin al-Shibh how he felt about being called a terrorist. All I can say is that bin al-Shibh’s response is chilling:

“They are right. That is what we do for a living. If terrorism is to throw terror into the heart of your enemy and the enemy of Allah, then we thank Him, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate, for enabling us to be terrorists.”

Wow. Someone should copy that to Reuters and those other news agencies that decline to identify al-Qaeda terrorists as terrorists.