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April 2008

The Language of Counter-Terrorism: When Message Received is Not Message Intended

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By Jim Armstrong, Candace J. Chin and Uri Leventer

This report, originally prepared this report for the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office, examines the role of language as part of the arsenal of counter-terrorism operations. They argue that, by modifying the words they use to talk about international terrorism, Western leaders begin the process of winning Muslim hearts and minds.

 

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