Terrorism: It Ain't What It Used to Be

Perhaps you've heard that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, ex-Mr. Terror himself, is supporting President Bush's war on Osama bin Laden. In an e-mail interview with TIME, the Libyan leader's ambitious son, Seif al Islam (Sword of Islam), or just Seif to his friends, elaborates: "The kind of terrorism that Libya was accused of is different from today's terrorism." How's that? Seif, 29, an architect with a business degree who heads a charitable foundation, maintains that his father supported freedom fighters, like Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat, now given "red-carpet" treatment in the U.S.

Islamic fanatics, on the other hand, just want to...

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