Friday, July 25, 2008

Terrorism and War

“It is important to recognize that it [terrorism] is not an ideology (such as communism); it is an instrument, not a movement. Questions arise whether it can ever be justified and how it may be defeated. Because a state cannot declare war on an instrument, it may be helpful to redefine “declaring war on terrorism” as a declaration of war on individuals or groups who resort to or threaten to use terrorism.”—Durie, War in the Bible and Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century, page 114

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