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    Was the South Carolina church shootings an act of terrorism

    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)
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    Re: Was the South Carolina chuch shootings an act of terrorism

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

    Sure looks that way. Ideological and racial hatred, difficult to see this as other than domestic terrorism.

    The "hate crime" debate has always been a problematic one. When it comes to acts like this, we would be pressed to find examples where "hate" was not a factor.
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    Re: Was the South Carolina church shootings an act of terrorism

    Republican, Fox News caused Terrorist Act.

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

    Not terrorism.

    Not a "hate crime".

    Just your good, ol' fashioned, vanilla mass murder.
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    Re: Was the South Carolina church shootings an act of terrorism

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

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    Not terrorism.

    Not a "hate crime".

    Just your good, ol' fashioned, vanilla mass murder.
    Vanilla being the operative word. Of the gunman were Muslim or just vaguely Arab, it would be branded terrorism.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    Not terrorism.

    Not a "hate crime".

    Just your good, ol' fashioned, vanilla mass murder.
    If the eyewitness accounts of what was said prior to the shooting withstand scrutiny, then it could (and should) very well be classified as a hate crime.

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

    I agree we use the word terrorism too freely but this was terrorism. I was withholding judgement until his motivation was revealed.

    Terrorism is the targeting of civilians to advance a political or ideological agenda.

    He obviously targeted civilians. That is piece 1. And now he has told authorities he did it to start a race war. There is the agenda and piece 2.

    So yes, it was terrorism.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Vanilla being the operative word. Of the gunman were Muslim or just vaguely Arab, it would be branded terrorism.
    ... and that I have a problem with. It seems to me we are not being all that fair with the usage of these terms.
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