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Response to Alamuti Lotus (Reply #16)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 03:30 PM

19. I mentioned the term "Christian" for it is a term I have seen used among the fighters in Syria.

 

And thus I was NOT calling the Alawites Christian, but that the Sunni resistance are calling them Christians. I was trying to make sure that when people read some of these reports that they understand what the terms used meant to the writers not you and I.

The same word can have different meaning for different groups. The Classic example is the use of the term "Law and Order" in the 1960s, outside the American South, it sound like you wanted to go after criminals, in the South it was heard to be that you were going after African-Americas.

The Nazis were good practitioners of this, for example in the Stoop Report on the Jewish Warsaw Uprising, the Jews are called "Bandits" not fighters, for that is what the Nazi High Command wanted to hear (The word "Terrorist" was not yet popular, but would have be used if it was as popular then as it is now).

Thus my statement, which was to try to put the term in prospective of what the user meant when he used the term, not what other people would mean by the same term.

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