DEFINITIONS OF TERRORISM

  • The systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion. (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)
  • The calculated use of violence or the threat of violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological. (U.S. Department of Defense [DOD])
  • The unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives. (Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI])
 

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