pazzy saidthat's terrorism because it's the act of terrorizing somebody or some people. it also depends on your definition of terrorism as well. some people basically have it in their minds that terrorism is a form of crime in itself. they view murder as being completely different than terrorism even if whatever terrorist act is a murder. how can you fight "terrorism" though? murder is terrorism. rape is terrorism. labeling something as terrorism because of someone that is killing someone else is practicing islam or ethnicity happens to be arab is very racist. it's crazy how folks don't realize that they're being racist or how they're being brainwashed to be that way.
Sorry, but while the problems you describe are real and very serious, that's completely wrong. I could just as well say that I am "terrorized" when Ohio State beats Michigan. That doesn't make it so.
These are not nebulous words, nor "racist" in their application, nor is there any "brainwashing". Like "murder" and "rape", terrorism is a specific violation of existing LAW. We live under the "rule of law", not the "rule of words". Crimes are violations of law, not re-arranging or modifying words, word-games.
One instrument of international law dealing with terrorism is the:International Convention for the Suppression of Terrorist Bombinghttps://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/terroristbombing.html
Note that neither the words "Islam" or "Arab" appear in the text.
A non-state actor, be it an individual or a group, is guilty of "terrorism" if they perpetrate acts which are forbidden under that treaty.
I suspect jock_1 had this (or something similar) in mind when he asked the question.