The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines domestic terrorism as:
“Domestic terrorism” means activities with the following three characteristics:
- Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law;
- Appear 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
- Occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S.
Nidal Malik Hasan opens fire in the Soldier Readiness Center at Fort Hood, killing 13 and wounding 30, all the while screaming, “Allah Akbar” and the government calls it workplace violence and not an act of terrorism.
Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad opened fire on soldiers in front of a recruiting office in Little Rock, Arkansas, killing one and wounding one. He repeatedly claimed he was a part of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and his goal was to kill as many Army personnel as possible in the name of Allah and Islam. The government refused to call this a terrorist action.
Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on two military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing four and wounding three, one of which succumbed to his wounds a few days later. He had made several trips to the Middle East, had Al-Qaeda videos on his computer, had communications with Anwar al-Awlaki, a known Al-Qaeda recruiter and motivator, had written considerably about becoming a martyr for Islam, and yet the government still refuses to call this a terrorist action, in the stead calling this an act of, “a violent, homegrown extremist.”
Elton Simpson and Nadir Hamid Soofi arrived at the Curtis Culwell Center in San Antonio, Texas, with the intent to kill as many folks as possible, but were shot and killed before they could begin. They both had known contact with Daesh, and immediately prior to the attack one of them tweeted, “May Allah accept us as mujahideen” and used the hashtag, #texasattack. Following the attack Daesh claimed responsibility, but again, the White House refused to acknowledge it was a terrorist action, in the stead slamming the organizers of the event for posting depictions of the prophet Muhammad. 
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev detonate a bomb in the middle of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring 264 others in “retribution for U.S. Military action in Afghanistan and Iraq.” Because they had no “direct connection” to Al-Qaeda or Daesh, the White House refuses to call this a terrorist action, in the stead basically calling them misdirected youth.
Dylann Roof shoots and kills nine people in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, was immediately labeled a terrorist, and worse, a racist terrorist.
Robert Dear opens fire in a Planned Parenthood office, killing three and wounding nine, was immediately called a terrorist, and worse, a right wing Christian terrorist.
Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer shot and killed nine and injured nine in what was immediately called a racist, hate-filled act of terrorism.
Wade Michael Page shoots and kills six and wounds four in a Sikh temple. He was immediately called a racist terrorist.
So why is it when actions by folks with Middle Eastern or Muslim names murder multiple people, are associated with Al-Qaeda or Daesh, communicated with known terrorists, received support (moral or financial) support from terrorist organizations, commit the murders whilst calling upon Allah or stating afterward that they did it for Allah, or receive instructions from terrorist organizations cannot be called a terrorist?
Why it is the mass shootings or bombings cannot be called acts of terrorism?
Why is it a shooting by a white male against a race or religion is immediately called an act of terrorism?
Our government is pushing the issue of terrorism so hard, and yet if you call a Muslim a terrorist you are labeled as a racist or of profiling. A good example of this occurred with Nidal Hassan.
Classmates of Nidal Hassan, as well as several members of the Army, notified superiors of anti-American, pro-Islamic, seditious comments and social media posts, as well as the contact he had with Anwar al-Awlaki, but because folks did not want to appear racists, or anti-Islamic, they adopted the politically correct action of doing nothing.
In the recent shootings of San Bernandino, at least two Muslims obviously preplanned the attack in depth and even built pipe bombs in their garage, and could have been stopped if a neighbor had only reported what she had seen. In the stead she was concerned about being called a racist, so she kept quiet.
That aside, these two Muslims, who had been to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan over the past few years, had Daesh propaganda and recruitment videos on their computer, and who had contact with people associated with terrorist organizations, are not being called terrorists by the government. In the stead they are leaning toward “workplace violence.”
I like what Rudy Giuliani said when Obama said that. “If you can’t come to a conclusion at this point that this was an act of terror … you’re a moron.”
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