Chalk Up Another One for the Non-Terrorists

No mention of terror or terrorism or terrorist in this article about a car bomb in Spain,

Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba said 29 people were inside the police barracks at the time, including five children, and that ETA had intended a massacre.

If the attack against the barracks is confirmed to be the work of ETA, it will be the sixth death caused by the outfit since it broke a ceasefire in December 2006 with the bombing of a car park at Madrid’s international airport that killed two Ecuadoran men.

Oh wait oh wait oh wait. I spoke too soon. Here it is, not in the headline, not in the first paragraph, but way down in the last paragraph:

The group, whose initials stand for Euskadi ta Askatasuna, or Basque Homeland and Freedom in the Basque language, is considered a terrorist organisation by the European Union and the United States.

It’s like they really want to hedge their bets. Calling them terrorists might be going to far. If we start referring to non-Arabs as terrorists, people might start to think that it’s possible to be a terrorist if you’re not Arab.


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