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Terrorism is the systematic use of terror, especially as a means of coercion. In the international community, however, terrorism has no universally agreed, legally binding, criminal law definition. Common definitions of terrorism refer only to those violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror), are perpetrated for a religious, political or, ideological goal; and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (civilians).
Will Homeland Security classify this as “Workplace Violence” as they did when Major Malik Nadal Hasan shot and killed soldiers about to deploy to Afghanistan? Major Hasan’s trial was delayed and is to take place one month from today. Was he a terrorist? Will it even be admitted, … if it was?
An abiding characteristic is the indiscriminate use of violence against noncombatants for the purpose of gaining publicity for a group, cause, or individual.
Originally posted by Jaellma
reply to post by 1MrMarc
Thank you for pointing this out. Some folks are so caught up in the political ramifications they forget what the victims went/are going through. This is no different than someone going into a packed ballgame and shooting at people indiscriminately or setting off a bomb. Folks are being terrorized, plain and simple, regardless of political motive or not.
Originally posted by HamrHeed
Of course some people are WISHING this incident to be one or the other.
The fact is, the left won't let this go without trying to pin it on white christian conservatives.
It has already been done in the past with similar incidents.