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What's in a Name? How to Talk About Terrorism

Recorded on February 27, 2006

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

In the war on terrorism, it is important to consider the impact of the words we use in creating and sustaining U.S. policies. What does the use of religious terms to describe terrorists convey to the hearts and minds the U.S. is trying to win over in the Middle East? What can be done to enlist the Muslim community in defending the lexicon of their faith from those who would twist and abuse it for their own political objectives? Join us as our distinguished guests examine whether the words we use in our security policies are the best ones as well as how to work with the Muslim community to take back their religious terms from the terrorists.