When trying to understand the accurate definition of terrorism, various concepts need to be analyzed.
With reference to this weekâ€™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?