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When trying to understand the accurate definition of terrorism, various concepts need to be analyzed.

With reference to this week’s problem statement, utilize the resources provided to you and your own research, and post your responses to the following questions:

  • Are hate crimes acts of terrorism? Why or why not? Provide examples to support your response.
  • How important is extremism in defining terrorism? Why? What are the characteristics of extremists that make them resemble terrorists?
  • How is the definition of terrorism in the United States different from the definition of terrorism in other parts of the world? Why is this so?
  • Can terrorism ever be justified? Why or why not? What do you perceive as the problems in arriving at a universal definition of terrorism?