Terrorism: Definition Of Terrorism In The United States

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The word ‘terrorism’ comes from the French Revolution ‘terrorisme’, ‘terrur’ which comes from a Latin verb that means ‘I frighten’. Terrorism is an act that is committed by people who work with the government – usually by killing people, threatening them, the use of illegal force and making them afraid for their own political purposes (Furze et al., 2015).

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Policy and Counterterrorism Guidelines a well-known definition of terrorism is a ‘a violent act or an act dangerous to human life in violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any state to threaten or force an administration, the non-military personnel populace, or any section thereof, in assistance
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