On the controversial definition of terrorism and its unfair application to Syrian refugees

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” It is never easy to say with certainty who or what comes into the definition of terrorism. Take the Syrian Kurds: they’re considered terrorists by Turkey, indispensable allies by the U.S. and secular liberators by many european political forces ”

” The number of Syrians claiming asylum in Europe who were involved in terrorist acts can be counted on the fingers of one hand, a percentage over the total number of asylum seekers practically equal to zero ”

Translated from Italian.

Elena Zacchetti, ‘Conversation manual on Syria’, Il Post

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