20 December '15..
A terrorist convicted by a court of law for the murders of four people was downgraded by the BBC to the status of “militant” on December 20th.
Such terminology is also seen in the body of the article titled “Lebanese militant Samir Qantar killed in rocket strike in Syria” and the international terror organization with which Kuntar was most recently associated is described in similarly euphemistic language.
“Key Lebanese militant Samir Qantar has been killed in a rocket strike near the Syrian capital, Damascus, Hezbollah has said.The BBC also found it appropriate to amplify a denial by Kuntar – despite the existence of forensic evidence to the contrary.
The Lebanese Shia militant group blamed Israel for the air strike.” [emphasis added]
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