I would like to take this opportunity to remember the horrific events of the al-Qaeda attacks on 9/11 in NY and say that
1. terrorism is never acceptable. Terrorism is usually defined as ideology-based violent attacks on civilian targets, ...
whether perpetrated by foreign or domestic offenders.

2. counter-terrorism that involves ideology(nationalism)-based violent attacks that result on civilian deaths ARE TERRORISM. They are not acceptable regardless of what allegedly motivated them.
3. That no terrorist attack justifies stigmatizing a social group because the terrorists identified as such. It would be analogous to killing white evangelicals or Oklahomans because of the OK 1995 terrorist attack and recent white supremacist terrorism.
Coherence is imperative when drawing analogies. Objectiveness is imperative when identifying a threat. Compassion is imperative in helping those affected by terrorism heal.
May horrors like 9/11, the OK right wing extremist terrorist attack or the terrorist attacks on Middle Eastern civilians be as soon as possible in History's past.
May countries equally criminalize domestic and foreign terrorism and never adopt terrorist counter-terrorism retaliatory measures.

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IF there was a deliberate decision by a social movement to carry out the intended murder of two cops and IF there was an organized crowd chanting "we hope they die", some things would be true.
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