View Poll Results: was he South Carolina Churc shooting an act of terrorism

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  • It was aTerroist act.

    26 53.06%
  • It was a hate crime only

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  • It was a crazy Guy

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  • terrorist 1st hate 2nd nut job 3rd in that order

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    Re: Was the South Carolina church shootings an act of terrorism

    I choose 1st option. Should have chosen 3rd.
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    Re: Was the South Carolina church shootings an act of terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Of the gunman were Muslim or just vaguely Arab, it would be branded terrorism.
    And rightly so. But this one is an act of terrorism as well.
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    Re: Was the South Carolina church shootings an act of terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by Unaffiliated View Post
    Republican, Fox News caused Terrorist Act.
    Fox news caused this guy to shoot a church full of people? Please explain.
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    Re: Was the South Carolina church shootings an act of terrorism

    Of course it was.

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    Re: Was the South Carolina church shootings an act of terrorism

    They don't have to be those "evil Muslims" (/sarcasm) to be terrorists. We've had our fair share of home grown terrorists, too, and this guy was one of them. It's easy to look at someone and label them out of ignorance, but honestly if someone commits an act of terror, they are a terrorist.
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    Re: Was the South Carolina church shootings an act of terrorism

    Yes, definitely an act of terrorism.
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    Re: Was the South Carolina church shootings an act of terrorism

    There was no political intent as far as I have heard - so - probably not a terror attack. It looks like a definite racism attack.

    But, at the end of the day - it wouldn't have happened had the kid not been bat-**** crazy. Sane folks don't do that.
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    Re: Was the South Carolina church shootings an act of terrorism

    Voted for the third option.

    Terrorism as a word gets thrown around too much, but this was a terrorist act and a hate crime -- they are not mutually exclusive. Domestic terrorists have usually been the biggest threat to Americans, not foreign ones, and this stands as a reminder of that.

    We have a militant, ruthless racist that wanted to incite a race war.

    I hope they have the death penalty in South Carolina.
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    Re: Was the South Carolina church shootings an act of terrorism

    Quote Originally Posted by plutonium View Post
    Since the 9-11 terrorist attack I believe USA have named acts of terrorism.. one I heard was that even if a gang threatens or hurt innocent people it is an act of terrorism ..if a Muslim kills an American it is an act of terrorism. radical Muslims hate Americans right? and if they kill a group of Americans like in Boston they were called terrorist well this boy hated blacks Americans and he killed a group of Americans does that make him a terrorist? or does the color make the difference between terrorism and a hate crime? what do you think. sorry for the miss spelling of the poll heading should read (Was the South Carolina church shooting an act of terrorism)
    So far he sounds like a crazy nut job who hated black people and possibly a anti-religious bigot. Whether or not he was trying to coerce or intimidate the black and religious population into doing or supporting something with his shooting I do not know.
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    Re: Was the South Carolina church shootings an act of terrorism

    The one reported item that makes me say "Yes" to the terrorist act is that he left the one woman alive and told her he was doing it on purpose so she would tell people what he did here. THAT is not just a nut job, not just a mentally ill murderer, not just a drug addled racist but an act of terrorism. IF that turns out to be accurate as it's been reported so far, yeah it was a terrorist act on top of everything else against the black community.
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