Calgary Sun | Mar. 31, 2004 | Orest Slepokura
Letter to Editor

Principled terrorism

Re: Jim Beddow's letter (March 29, 2004) insisting the Jewish group Irgun's brand of terrorism was more principled than that of the Muslim group Hamas. Citing a call made to alert the King David Hotel's management that the Irgun had placed a bomb on its premises before it exploded, killing and maiming scores, is akin to arguing a pimp who preys on runaway teens is morally superior to the dope dealer selling crack to kids because the pimp, at least, provides runaways with a place to flop after they complete their shifts in hooker alley.

Orest Slepokura

Sun editorial comment: (The words principled and terrorist don't go together.)