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- n. A period of brutal intimidation by those in power.
The leaders of Grenada’s island neighbors—Jamaica, Barbados, St. Vincent’s, St. Lucia, Dominica, and Antigua—told us that under Bishop they had been worried by what appeared to be a large Cuban-sponsored military buildup on Grenada vastly disproportionate to its needs; now, they said, these even more radical Marxists in control of Grenada had launched a murderous reign of terror against their enemies.
After ordering more than a million residents out of the Swat Valley during the spring of 2009, the Pakistani military launched operations against the Taliban, which largely ended the reign of terror of the militants there.
The cathedral was invaded by the mob and was saved from destruction only by the prudence of Bishop Spalding, who, in a letter to Bishop Kenrick summing up the results of the day's proceedings, said: "We have just passed through a reign of terror surpassed only by the Philadelphia riots.
Would you have the ignominious tragedy of the reign of Henry VIII, Queen Mary, and James II -- the reign of terror -- re-acted on American soil?