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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 06:05 PM

91. Jared Loughner did express political reasons before his actions.

They made no sense because he is schizophrenic (in my opinion), but they were political nonetheless. The Virginia Tech killer also expressed contempt for America's way of life as a justification for his actions. And then of course there was the Right Wing guy who shot up the Knoxville UU Church to punish liberals several years back. Yet none of these was referred to as terrorism (except that last example, but almost exclusively only on liberal boards because it totally flipping *is* terrorism by every definition).

I'm not saying that the Boston Bombing is not terrorism, but I don't know that the line between that action and the actions I have described is as clear cut as folks are indicating. It seems to me that whether or not an act is defined in our minds as terrorism has more to do with the weapon used (bombs/explosives vs. guns) and ethnic/religious factors (Muslim/Middle Eastern vs. not) than it does with the actual intent.

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