Political Terrorist

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Political Terrorist

A person or group that commits violent acts to make a statement or achieve some end. Acts of political terrorism may make it difficult to conduct business in the area in which they occur. See also: Political risk.
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One of the world's most notorious political terrorists was headed back to court Monday for an attack that took place in 1974.
There are bandits and political terrorists that are against the implementation of the Compromised Peace Agreement," he said.
He said that the country must be freed from the clutches of economic and political terrorists as well.
He said Farzana Rajas statement political terrorists endangered democracy carries weight.
Farzana Raja said that Pakistan is not only threatened by terrorism but also by political terrorists whose politics is just limited to controversial statements, and had nothing to offer for the poor masses of the country.
First published sixty years ago, Alamut is a literary classic by Slovenian writer Vladimir Bartol, a deftly researched and presented historical novel about one of the world's first political terrorists, 11th century Ismaili leader Hasan ibn Sabbah, whose machinations with drugs and carnal pleasures deceived his followers into believing that he would deliver them to a paradise in the afterlife, so that they would destroy themselves in suicide missions for him.
Where the original film dealt with political terrorists in a fictional Middle East dictatorship, this one focuses on a drug cartel.
Contemporary perceptions of Islam have been distorted by the violent actions of political terrorists, who claim they commit their unspeakable acts in the name of Allah.
All nonbelievers are viewed as the enemy, and the religious terrorists are less concerned than political terrorists about a possible backlash from their supporters if they kill large numbers of innocent people.
From the vantage, point of my involuntary encounter with mercenaries to a witness of many wars while in government service to the prosecutor of terrorist bombers in New York City I recognize a new advantage political terrorists have.
Like Volker Schlondorff's Berlin fest hit "The Legends of Rita," Christian Petzold's film debut explores what became of the '70s generation of German political terrorists.
In the Philippines, political terrorists attacked schools and school children.