The thread that got bumped up to the top today is an older one.
Let's hope people are a bit better behaved at this point.
raise it again. It has been used before, but never in a decent context. From the characterization of blacks during and after the years of slavery to the Slavic and Russian peoples by the Nazis as well as the Jews, during the Second World war. It is an ugly term which demeans the speaker/writer as much as he thinks it demeans the people he's speaking about. Terrorists are not sub-human; they are evil, cruel, selfish, bigoted human-beings who think their opponents are sub-human and that even their own countrymen are not worth consideration. A plague on them and those like them.
If I am repeating anything that may have been said here before I apologize. It's just an ugly and useless term that needs to disappear IMHO.