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
Denver Post: Oslo defendant says he killed 77 to protect Norway from
CNN: What will happen to Norway mass killer Breivik?
Huffington Post: Anders Behring Breivik, Norway Mass Killer, Claims 'Self Defense' As Trial Begins.
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
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 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