The very smart Bruce Hoffman provides some definitions:
Terrorism is "violence designed to register some protest and/or to change the outcome of some political issue," says Professor Hoffman. "Certainly this type of leaderless terrorism is not an organic phenomenon. Terrorist organizations are actively encouraging people - through the Internet and other means - to engage in violence of their own."
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