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Terrorist, a forbidden jargon when you are writing about the Norway terrorist Breivik

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Perhaps terrorist is a prohibited jargon when you are writing about the Norway terrorist Anders Behring Breivik whose trial began on Monday for killing 77 people last July. He killed eight people by detonating a bomb in Oslo and a further 69 during a shooting spree at political youth camp on nearby Utoya island.

Here are sample headlines in the major American, British, Australian and New Zealand newspapers/news networks on the first and second day trial of the Norway terrorist which gives credence to my argument:

           The U. S. Media

ABC News: Norway Shooter Anders Breivik Pleads Not Guilty, Cries in Court

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Denver Post: Oslo defendant says he killed 77 to protect Norway from Islam

CNN: What will happen to Norway mass killer Breivik?

Huffington Post: Anders Behring Breivik, Norway Mass Killer, Claims 'Self Defense' As Trial Begins.

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Huffington Post: Anders Breivik Trial: Suspect Defends Norway Massacre, Insists He Would Do It Again.

MSNBC: Norway mass killer Anders Breivik: I was motivated by goodness and 'would have done it again'

New York Times: Norwegian Man Claims Self-Defense in Killings

New York Times: On Witness Stand, Norwegian Says He Would Kill Again

Washington Post: Trial against confessed killer Anders Behring Breivik has started in Norway

         The British newspapers:

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The Guardian (UK): Anders Behring Breivik unmoved by tape of victims' screams

The Independent (UK): Unrepentant and shameless, Anders Breivik faces justice at last

The Telegraph (UK): Anders Behring Breivik forced to confront cold reality of his crimes

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