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Sunday, July 06, 2014

Random acts of violence based on identity are terrorism - no matter who the perpertrators are

A long time ago, I attempted to come up with a definition of terrorism. This is what I proposed.
A "Terrorist" is someone who intentionally perpetrates, or causes or directs someone else to perpetrate, a violent attack against others with the intention of killing or maiming random non-combatants or destroying their property.

Note what's missing here: It doesn't matter what the goal is.

For the record, a person is considered "Random" if they are not a specific, designated target of the attack and they are a "Non-Combatant" if they are not either (i) a uniformed soldier in a combat field or (ii) a Terrorist.
Reports coming out of Israel indicate that 'our side' may have perpetrated a terror attack. And if that turns out to be the case, I condemn it. This is from the first link in this paragraph.
Several suspects have been arrested and interrogated in connection with the murder of 16-year-old Muhammed Abu Khdeir, whose burned body was found in the Jerusalem forest on Wednesday morning, officials said Sunday.

Police on Sunday said only that a “dramatic development” in the investigation has led them to believe that the act was most likely carried out by Jewish extremists in revenge for the killing of three Israeli teenagers earlier in June. 

A number of Israeli news sites reported that six people had been arrested in connection with the killing.
“Apparently the people arrested in relation to the case belong to an extremist Jewish group,” an unnamed official was quoted by AFP as saying.

An official speaking on the condition of anonymity told the Associated Press that authorities believe the killing was “nationalistic” in nature.

The gag order on details was still in place but is expected to be lifted soon.
The rumors I have heard is that those arrested are from a group that shouts 'death to the Arabs' at Beitar Jerusalem soccer matches, and that they are currently being arraigned at the serious crimes unit in Petach Tikva. Well, they sure don't represent me or anyone I know. Disgusting. And a desecration of God's name.

The silver lining in the cloud, is this tweet:

Hopefully someone will notice that most of our country has some basic sense of morality and justice.

If it's proven that these Jews actually did it, they should be locked up for life. And you can bet that they won't be freed in any 'Gilad for terrorists' type trades.

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