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the terrorists will have won

A phrase said in response to changes that are perceived to have been made out of fear following a terrorist attack. We cannot change the way we govern this country in light of the latest attack—otherwise, the terrorists will have won.
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RAWALPINDI -- Since establishment of military courts cases of 717 accused terrorists were sent to them by the federal government and out of these 546 cases have been finalized.
Execution of death sentences of the remaining 254 terrorists is pending completion of legal process in higher courts, the statement added.
The benefits enjoyed by the terrorist prisoners do not end upon their release.
* Identify and take measures in relation to any countries with strategic deficiencies for terrorist financing
General Hamada Murad said that the terrorist attack began at 2:45 PM, with the terrorists using all sorts of weapons including car bombs and rocket launchers.
The army's operations also targeted hideouts of Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations in Khan al-Assal, Kafr Hamra and Zeitan, 16 km South west of Aleppo city, resulting in killing and injuring many terrorists.
The literature survey focuses on those contributions that are relevant to the life cycle of terrorist organizations.
A shot went off, the bullet missing the terrorist and hitting a wall of the house.
As the terrorist attacks on September 11 unfolded, a Texas state trooper pulled over a rental van and found an enormous load of infant formula inside.
For the Bush administration to claim that to spy on virtually all American citizens' phone calls, phone bills, and e-mail messages constitutes using "force" against terrorists who "planned, authorized, committed, or aided in the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11,2001" requires that a person suspend an understanding of the English language, or alternatively that the administration is afflicted with a paranoia against the people it swore an oath to serve.
General aviation aircraft are vulnerable to terrorist attacks, report says.
presidential election, one of the Republicans' tropes--the terrorists want Kerry to win--got some unexpected support from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
As I write this, three years after the events of September 11, the death toll for American servicemen has surpassed 1,000, more than 150 Russian children have died in a terrorist takeover of a school, Afghanistan is in chaos, and the number of significant terrorist attacks rose to a twenty-one-year high in 2003, according to official State Department figures.
In the crowded gym, a terrorist held an automatic rifle to Georgy's head.
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