Terrorism & Its Broad Definition

Terrorist Definition: a) a person, usually a member of a group, who uses or advocates terrorism; b) a person who terrorizes or frightens others; c)(formerly) a member of a political group in Russia aiming at the demoralization of the government by terror; d) an agent or partisan of the revolutionary tribunal during the Reign of Terror in France.

Terrorism Definition: the use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political goal

Review the above definitions. Note the lack of depth & clarity in the definitions? Such broad definition of this intimidating noun, permits an extensive amount of “wiggle-room” for interpretation. As such, there’s no guarantee that interpretation of those in power regarding what qualifies as terrorist activity will not be bias or potentially clouded by prejudice.

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