Terrorists are killers, nothing less

One wonders what ever happened to using the English language honestly.

Consider reports of atrocities committed by groups such as ISIS, al-Qaida and Boko Haram. Often, news stories describe them as “extremists” or “militants.”

It happened again last week, after at least 235 moderate Muslims were slaughtered at a mosque in Egypt.

Various words can be used to describe those responsible for such actions. They are murderers, killers, butchers — and terrorists.

Calling them “extremists,” for whatever reason, is simply wrong.