Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Define Terror Please

Looking at some articles today regarding the horrific terrorist attack in the Belgian city of Leige, I am wondering if only people that have dark colored skin can perform terror.  For example;

"Interior Ministry official Peter Mertens said the attack did not involve terrorism..."

And then a couple of paragraphs later, the psychotic individuals wretched actions are played out;

"Officials said Amrani left his home in Liege with a backpack, armed with hand grenades, a revolve and an FAL assault rifle. He walked alone to the central square, then got onto a platform that gave him an ideal view of the square below, which was bedecked with a huge Christmas tree and crowded with shoppers.

From there, Amrani lobbed three hand grenades toward a nearby bus shelter, which serves 1,800 buses a day, then opened fire upon the crowd. The explosions sent shards of glass from the bus shelter across a wide area."

 From wikipedia, part of the definition of terrorism is, "and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (civilian)"  

Wether to be randomly motivated, or politicly, or somehow convinced by some magical boogyman in the sky (Jesus, Alla, Budda, Mohommad, so on and so forth) to commit devastating acts like this, you are a terrorist.  As far as I can tell, the bulk of humanity seems to believe that only islamists can commit terror.  At least in the media.  What do you think?  Have you seen anything that would make you think I'm way off base here?

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