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Why Won’t the BBC Call Charlie Hebdo Attackers Terrorists? by Elliot Friedland (The Clarion Project)

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Jan. 27, 2015

The head of the BBC Arabic Service refused to call the attackers on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo terrorists despite Al-Qaeda links.

“The head of the BBC Arabic Service refused to use the term terrorist to describe the Al-Qaeda affiliated gunmen responsible for the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 dead.

Tarik Kalafa told The Independent, “We try to avoid describing anyone as a terrorist, or an act as being terrorist. Terrorism is such a loaded word. The UN has been struggling for more than a decade to define the word and they can’t. It is very difficult to.””

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