Especially if you are a TV journalist, apparently.
Definition of terrorism: Violence carried out primarily to make a political point or for political ends including intimidation
Examples of terrorists:
The right-wing anti-Muslim conservative who blew up the Prime Minister's offices in Oslo
The man who shot Dr. George Tiller, along with all of the other anti-choice murderers
The KKK members who blew up the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL in 1963
Eric Rudolph, ie the Centennial Park Bomber who also bombed two abortion clinics and a lesbian bar
Ted Kaczynski, aka the Unabomber
All of these individuals, except for the Norwegian, were native-born Americans.
Not examples of terrorists:
Muslims raising money and applying for permits to build a mosque
People who are standing around minding their own business who kinda look Middle Eastern
99.99999% of airplane passengers
I'm so glad I could clear this up for you. You're welcome.
Monday, July 25, 2011
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