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The plane bombing of the World Trade Centre in New York and the simultaneous attack on the Pentagon in Washington on September 11th 2001 have changed, some would argue forever, the way people in the so-called Western world view terrorism. Terrorism has always been seen as something 'others' do to 'them'. The stance taken by the US, Britain, Russia and Australia in the aftermath of these events seems devoid of any reflexivity on the atrocities these nation states have inflicted, or allowed to be inflicted, elsewhere in the world.
Kamal Siddiqi is a Pakistani born journalist. In his home town of Karachi he worked for the Dawn newspaper and he also freelanced for the ABC. He lectures in journalism at the Gippsland Campus of Monash University.
Simon Cooper is the editor of Arena Journal and lectures in mass communications, at the Gippsland Campus of Monash University.
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