I'm not asking because I don't know what "terrorism" means, rather I want to see what everyone else thinks about the topic and what they could define "terrorism" as. It's interesting to note the actual definition of terrorism in America is very vage and actually doesn't exist in a complete form.
What do you think when you hear the word "terrorism"? The concept itself is shoved down our throats daily by new media outlets who have personal agendas, but never well defined.
Some key things to note and things that are on my mind pertaining to the general scheme of things concerning the topic.
Nowadays, Muslims usually come to mind in this regard. Islam has gotten such a bad rep from the media these days (and believe it or not way before September 11th). Thanks to what we are being told by our limited sources and what we are being kept from being told, we are led to believe that the religion is the problem. But the problem isn't the religion, but rather a certain group of people who feel that an even bigger injustice has been done to them. Terrorism is not the monopoly of ANY religion. Every religion has had its bad share of people. There have been Hindu terrorists, Sikh terrorists, Christian terrorists, even Jewish terrorists, and yes--Buddhist terrorists, and the first suicide bomber group were the Tamil Tigers (not Muslim). It is also important to note that there were no suicide bombings ever before in Iraq until America invaded and raped all of its treasures (in order to protect and ensure strategic, military, and economic superiority), all while shamelessly claiming that we were there to help.
Did you know that if we go by the definition of a terrorist in America, we consider all of those who defended the USA in the Revolutionary War as die-hard terrorists.
"A suicide bomber is a poor man's F-16".