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Mother Jones Editor Says ‘Tomahawk’ Missiles Are Offensive To American Indians

The editor of a liberal magazine says the use of the word “tomahawk” (as in “Tomahawk” missile) is offensive to American Indians.


Clara Jeffery, editor of Mother Jones, suggested on Saturday that American Indians are likely offended by the name of the missiles President Trump launched this week in a strike of Syria.

“That the missiles are called tomahawks must enrage a lot of Native Americans,” she tweeted on Saturday.

Twitter users let her have it.

One pointed out that American Indians have inspired several names for military equipment.

And another brought up a senator who claimed to be part Indian (she isn’t).

And one came up with a new, non-offensive term we can all use henceforth.

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