Shoot­ings

The Idaho Statesman - - Opinion -

Ter­ror­ist: Please say it.

The dic­tio­nary de­fines a ter­ror­ist as some­one who un­law­fully uses vi­o­lence against in­di­vid­u­als or groups to in­spire fear.

Robert Bow­ers is not just a “shoot­ing sus­pect.” He is a ter­ror­ist. Ce­sar Sayoc is not just “an ac­cused bomber.” He is a ter­ror­ist. Stephan Pad­dock was not just a “64 year-old re­tiree and lo­cal

res­i­dent (Las Ve­gas).” He was a ter­ror­ist.

It is time we started iden­ti­fy­ing these an­gry, vi­o­lent men as the ter­ror­ists they are.

– Syd­ney Younger­man-Cole, Boise

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