To be fair, definitions vary, but it is almost universally accepted that terrorism must contain a political motivation.
This notion is reflected in the US Patriot Act, which appears to be the most recent legislative definition set forth by the government.
Meanwhile, Big Daddy Sugarland’s assertions that Grace Episcopal is threatened by “domestic terrorism” will soon have been seen more than 100,000 times by social media users in the DMV region. No doubt Del Ray residents, neighbors, potential church members, and parents and family members of GES students find Sugarland’s claims most reassuring. Indeed, one imagines that area bankers will think carefully before lending money to a church whose attorney claims it is the subject of an ongoing terrorism threat.
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