What’s The Definition Of Terrorism? http://testu.be/1LghfFv
A shooting at a South Carolina church is raising a debate over the difference between a hate crime and an act of terrorism. So, how are the two defined?
Definitions of Terrorism in the U.S. Code
“‘International terrorism’ means activities with the following three characteristics: Involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law…”
“A hate crime is a traditional offense like murder, arson, or vandalism with an added element of bias.”
Was the South Carolina shooting a hate crime or a terrorist attack?
“According to the University of Nebraska’s Simi, the way we define terrorism – selecting a target based on ideology and motive, to terrorize a community – is very similar to how we describe a hate crime. But, he says, hate crimes – which are typically defined as a traditional crime plus bias – tend to be more spontaneous.”
What’s The Definition Of Terrorism?
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