Rand Simberg comes up with some working definitions of terrorism for our twit ‘friends’ (even the moderate ones) at the OIC.
Here guys, let me help you out here–it’s clear that you’re confused.
With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy, if you strap TNT to yourself and detonate it in a crowded pizza parlor, you might be a terrorist.
If you walk into a wedding party and start spraying it with AK-47 rounds, you might be a terrorist.
If you drive a rental truck full of high explosives into the basement of a skyscraper and blow it up, you might be a terrorist.
If you purchase airplane tickets, then slit the throats of flight attendants and commandeer the aircraft, and fly it into the side of that same skyscraper, you might be a terrorist.
And if you obfuscate the definition of terrorism, use illogical and inconsistent statements to defend the above behaviors, change the subject whenever anyone calls you on it, pretend that there’s any justification whatsoever for them, ship weapons to those carrying them out, and provide large amounts of funding to the widows and family of the perps, you just might be a terrorist yourself.
In which case, you might want to at least consider recusing yourself from any committee dedicated to “defining terrorism.”