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What's a 'lone wolf'? It's the special name we give white terrorists | Opinion | The Guardian
Consider Stephen Craig Paddock, the shooter in Sunday's massacre in Las Vegas. Is he a terrorist? Well, the authorities aren't calling him one, at least not yet.

This is all the more remarkable because Paddock's actions clearly fit the statutory definition of terrorism in Nevada. That state's law defines terrorism as "any act that involves the use or attempted use of sabotage, coercion or violence which is intended to cause great bodily harm or death to the general population".

Stephen Craig Paddock shot and killed at least 59 people and injured more than 500 others. If that doesn't qualify as a textbook definition of Nevada's terrorism law, I don't know what does.

Yet, when asked at a press conference in Las Vegas if the shooting was an act of terrorism, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo replied: "No. Not at this point. We believe it's a local individual. He resides here locally," suggesting that all terrorism is foreign in nature.

by Bernard on Wed Oct 4th, 2017 at 08:24:34 PM EST
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The term has been used in Israel for some of the recent attackers.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Oct 5th, 2017 at 03:04:14 AM EST
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Medium - A North american Gray Wolf - A Wolf Would Never Fucking Do This

I am a North American Gray Wolf and I'm mad as hell. Yes, I am a bit of a loner but let me be clear, I would never do something like this. You humans never care about me unless it's to describe a psychopath mass murderer. Just because I've chosen not to reproduce or run with a pack doesn't mean you can use my name to describe white mass shooters. Stop appropriating wolf culture and come up with your own term for it. I have a suggestion: Terrorist.


keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Oct 5th, 2017 at 12:43:25 PM EST
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