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'
Secondly, arms sales to the Kingdom should be contingent on Riyadh cracking down on any sponsorship of political violence from its territory, lest that sponsorship results in blood being spilt on the UK's streets.
"Turning to Political Violence: The Emergence of Terrorism" by Marc Sageman (who is a forensic psychiatrist and government counterterrorism consultant) provides a detailed, damning corrective to commonplace yet simplistic notions of Islamist terrorism.
In fact, a Winter/Spring 2017 Clements Worldwide survey found that 25% of organizations surveyed had been affected by political violence in the past 12 months, a 56% increase from a survey conducted a year earlier.
A culture of political violence is the configuration of factors which exist lastingly in a political subject's milieu, and determine if and to what extent the use of violence is acceptable to and allowable by this subject.
Founders of many modern states, including stalwarts of anti-terrorism like Israel and allies in the war on terror like the Kurds, achieved goals with political violence that killed innocent people and would be classified today as terrorism.
Summary: With the recent slew of bombings further entangling Lebanon in the Syrian civil war, political violence insurance in the country is becoming increasingly sought after, as hotels, banks and malls are seeking to protect their assets.