Was the Charleston Shooting Terrorism?

“The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart has called the Charleston shooting which murdered nine worshippers terrorism. It certainly was a hate crime, but was it terrorism? Perhaps. Perhaps not. It all depends on what the definition of terrorism is, and that is something surprisingly unresolved after decades of fighting terrorism. In 1988, Western countries used more than 100 different definitions of terrorism; 25 years later, they used 250 different definitions. Today, there are even more. The international community and the United Nations have not agreed on a single definition. President Barack Obama, for his part, has simply sidestepped the issue. His 2011 “National Strategy for Counterterrorism” avoids defining terrorism, even as it defined other terms such as “affiliates” and “adherents.”

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Was the Charleston Shooting Terrorism?

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