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Definition of terrorism
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U.S. Code Title 22, Ch.38, Para. 2656f(d) defines terrorism as:
(1) the term "international terrorism" means terrorism involving citizens or the territory of more than 1 country;
(2) the term "terrorism" means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents;
(3) the term "terrorist group" means any group, or which has significant subgroups which practice, international terrorism;
(4) the terms "territory" and "territory of the country" mean the land, waters, and airspace of the country; and
(5) the terms "terrorist sanctuary" and "sanctuary" mean an area in the territory of the country-
(A) that is used by a terrorist or terrorist organization-
(i) to carry out terrorist activities, including training, fundraising, financing, and recruitment; or
(ii) as a transit point; and
(B) the government of which expressly consents to, or with knowledge, allows, tolerates, or disregards such use of its territory and is not subject to a determination under-
(i) section 2405(j)(1)(A) of the Appendix to title 50;
(ii) section 2371 (a) of this title; or
(iii) section 2780 (d) of this title.

For some reason, the federal government does not want to call the Ft. Hood terrorist - Nidal Malik Hasan - a terrorist.
In our book, if it walks like a terrorist, talks like a terrorist, and guns down dozens of people like a terrorist - then it's a terrorist.