As I have noted before, when it comes to suicide bombings Fox tends to use the term “homicide” in lieu of suicide. The articles today of a bombing at a mosque in
Here is a quote and a link to a New York Times article on CNN’s web site from August 2003 about terminology:
Hamas, the Palestinian group responsible for the largest number of suicide bombings, typically claims responsibility by announcing "a heroic martyrdom operation against the Zionist entity." Hamas avoids mentioning "
Israeli officials also tend to reject the phrase "suicide bomber" -- in their case because it emphasizes the assailant, not the victims. Government spokesmen have used "homicide bomber," and some Israelis have even suggested "genocide bomber." http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/08/03/nyt.myre/index.html