Readers will wait in vain for respectable media outlets – The New York Times, Al Jezeera – to call by their right names the Jew hating terrorists who first tortured and mutilated their victims before assassinating them.
Both Al Jezzera and the Guardian, a left leaning British paper, characterize the terrorists as “gunmen.” CNN, an outpost of the Obama administration, calls them "militants." The authoritative New York Times reckoned that Chabad House, the scene of carnage and torture in Mumbai, was possibly “an accidental hostage scene.” Pop-psychologist Deepak Chopra characterized the scene of torture and murder as “collateral damage” resulting from the US war on terrorism and the Iraq war.
Not so, says the Times of India, according to the New York Post:
“The Times of India reported that some of the terrorists, claiming to be Malaysian students, rented nearby space in order to scout out Chabad.
“The Indian doctor who conducted the post-mortems related in a shaken voice that: 'Of all the bodies, the Israeli victims bore the maximum torture marks. It was clear that they were killed on the 26th [the first day of the attacks] itself. It was obvious that they were tied up and tortured before they were killed.'
“The only captured terrorist, Ajmal Kamal, confessed under interrogation that his fellow murderers were specifically ordered to target the Jews killed at Chabad.”
Why should the euphemisms that come to hand so readily when terrorists – the right word – terrorize and brutalize their carefully selected victims wash away the blood of the innocent.