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In the U.S. Emily Peña said the label “terrorist” holds a different weight than “shooter” because of the more frequent exposure Americans have to mass shootings. “But when you say terrorism, people in the U.S. always associate 9/11,” Peña said. “So what happens when they use 9/11 to justify being anti-Muslim, what do they say when the attack is against Muslims?”

Gallery: Muslim students discuss use of the word terrorist following New Zealand attacks

Photos Abigail Dollins and Fahad Alotaibi Copy Rebekah Alvey
March 26, 2019
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