Strange. I checked the exact link that you posted and it says the following:
atlvolunteer wrote:According to the Free Dictionary, terrorism is defined as:http://www.thefreedictionary.com/terrorismThe unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.
I looked it up on Websters also, but it gave a vague definition:Neither, however, specify that a civilian target is necessary for the act to be considered terrorism.the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion
Noun 1. Terrorism - the calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimindation or coercion or instilling fear.
I would also look at the Wikipedia definition as well. It lists several key criteria towards the bottom that you will probably find very interesting.
Last edited by Beatdown Patrol (2006-01-26 22:23:05)