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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".


      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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