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Definition of terrorism

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Submitted by G.A. (Serbia), Oct 16, 2015 at 06:38

The term "terrorism" had, historically, the meaning "causing terror' and normally referred to an unexpected bombing of a military outpost by one or a few individuals.

But in post-WW II times, esp in the last few decades, the best definition of terrorism would be, I think:

" The DELIBERATE attack on INNOCENT civilians, out of political or religious motivations."

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