Terrorism

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As defined by the US FBI, 'the unlawful use of force against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population or any segment thereof, in the furtherance of political or social objectives'
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All nonbelievers are viewed as the enemy, and the religious terrorists are less concerned than political terrorists about a possible backlash from their supporters if they kill large numbers of innocent people.
They have turned to the successful methods of European political terrorists as a guide.
The former detective chief inspector added: "If a man runs out in the street and cuts a boy's throat as he comes from a football match he is a murderer, not a political terrorist.
But if a man runs out in the street and cuts a boy's throat as he comes from a football match, he is a murderer, not a political terrorist.
Psychologists who read it decided he was more of compulsive serial killer than a political terrorist.
One of the world's most notorious political terrorists was headed back to court Monday for an attack that took place in 1974.
There are bandits and political terrorists that are against the implementation of the Compromised Peace Agreement," he said.