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Subj: Re: So far 300,000+ signatures requesting that antifa be called a terrorist group by The White House
Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 at 12:33:15 pm EDT (Viewed 442 times)
Reply Subj: So far 300,000+ signatures requesting that antifa be called a terrorist group by The White House
Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 at 08:44:03 am EDT (Viewed 492 times)
Quote:They are definitely controversial...is this a reasonable request?
I am not an expert on them but the definition of terrorism is performing some criminal (usually violence) to enact political change or aims.
By that definition they are not. At least not that I know about. Keep in mind that many Hate Groups in the US perform acts of terrorism but are never labeled terrorist.
They are not a very collected group either, usually responding and showing up to white supremacists rallies and similar. So, are they trying to enact political change but beating on would be fascists? Is that enough to be a Hate crime?
Does not defend the violence at all, but they are not terrorists. At least not unless we want to start calling numerous groups terrorists. And can they be labeled a hate group if they are going after a belief as opposed to going after people for intrinsic qualities?
Criminal may be true in many or some cases. Terrorist is way too far. At least based on what we have so far unless we want to start calling loads of other groups terrorist.
It would be ironic that the "both sides" do it labels one side as a terrorist but the side causing and filled with the organized anger and hatred gets let go. It would be fitting in sick ways.
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