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Terrorist

A non-state individual who perpetrates or attempts to perpetrate violent acts directed at civilians to achieve a political or ideological end. A terrorist differs from an insurrectionist, who attempts to overthrow a government. While terrorists may try to influence government policy, they generally have no interest in actually running a government. Terrorism is a type of political risk, especially in unstable areas.
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They are freedom fighters and it is Israel that is terroristic along with its army, and anyone who defends it.
Many people have been victims due to recent terroristic attacks in different places of Ninewa province.
There are also discussions about the importance of having disaster readiness plans in places such as tourist vacation spots where natural disasters or terroristic acts can occur.
Had commentators and audiences spent time exploring those phenomena rather than unthinkingly describing Hizbullah as terroristic, the boundaries of debate might have shifted in productive ways.
Apparently the making of terroristic threats against those who don't share your views is a high art form among a certain core audience," he said.
Valdivia, it overturned the trial court's refusal to instruct that a victim's status as police officer was relevant to whether a defendant's threat to kill the victim constituted terroristic threatening.
Indeed, nations that become monolithically extreme in response to terrorism end up mimicking the terrorists and thereby becoming terroristic in turn.
Each sequence of stills is a subtly terroristic act of cinema and a joyful subversion of spectatorship, perpetrated with the simplest and most available means: a videotape, a TV, and an ordinary still camera.
Instead, it resorted to terroristic actions of its own to communicate its point that terrorism won't be tolerated.
The man has been charged with making terroristic threats, according to The Associated Press.