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  •  Just a question... so don't throw things... (0+ / 0-)

    but is this the legal definition in our domestic terrorism laws?

    Whose marriage do we get to vote on next?

    by cany on Mon Jun 01, 2009 at 12:15:09 AM PDT

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    •  No. I was speaking English ;-) (2+ / 0-)
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      arlene, Toon

      In legalese the definition may be more nebulous, particularly when the conflict is international or when it involves "freedom fighters".
      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      However...
      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      Under current United States law, set forth in the USA PATRIOT Act, acts of domestic terrorism are those which: "(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; (B) appear to be intended— (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States."[3]

      As it applies to this case, I suspect the standard English definition is perfectly suited.

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