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freedom figher vs. terrorist

Posted to Utterances

I've heard a lot of people say that one man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist. I'm not convinced that's true.

A freedom fighter works towards overthrowing or forcibly reforming a government that is injust to its people (or a part of its people), or towards liberating an enslaved race. If he has to get violent, then he does. But he doesn't detonate himself in a coffee shop and kill innocent civilians, and he doesn't fly planes into the skyscrapers of foreign nations.