Words of War

Experts worry that war on terrorism will be seen as crusade against Islam

By SALLY BUZBEE
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush calls it a “crusade,” a war against a new kind of evil. But using such a term, loaded with historical baggage about religious wars, could alienate moderate Muslims that the United States needs, some experts caution.

It is becoming clear to me that the Language of the current times – and the psychological depths it taps into is of vital importance! Words of War leads to a war of words on the net, but can unleash forces that go well beyond words. Good comments in this article by George Lakoff.

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