What is terrorism?Submitted by Redgyl on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:09
Random thought I had early this morning.
If the only real difference between terrorism and other crimes is the motive, "terrorism" is a thought crime. Just as "hate crimes" are in a separate category from other crimes based solely on motivation, so is terrorism just another crime committed with a specific motive in mind. And it is this motivation that gets the extra punishment, not the crime itself.