Terror is finally defined by the UN
Fight against global terror has been hampered by lack of a generally accepted definition of terror. "Political correctness" says sometimes that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter - though it sounds non-sense that somebody can call freedom fighters those Palestinian gunmen who in a roadside ambush stopped and killed from point-blank range Tali Hatueli (32) and her 4 little children aged 2 to 9. The Arafat regime did call them "the best of our sons".
Now there is an official UN definition coming! The Kofi Annan-appointed panel says:
"Terrorism is an action that is intended to cause death or serious bodily harm to civilians or noncombatants when the purpose of such act, by its nature or context, is to intimidate a population or to compel a government or an international organization to do or abstain from doing any act" - and it goes on to say: "there is nothing in the fact of occupation that justifies the targeting and killing of civilians"
(See the original report at: http://www.un.org/secureworld/report3.pdf , pp. 51-52, paras 157-164.)
Write your letter and use this new definition of terror in every case -and there are too many - when terrorists according to this definition are called by different white-washing names in the media or by politicians, like: "activists", "militants" or else.