Act of Terror or 'Attempted Murder'
Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar rented a Jeep SUV, by his own account the bigest he could get to inflict the greatest damage. He openly declared the he ran down UNC students in campus courtyard in order to protest the US government's 'mistreatment of Muslims' in the world. Yet, the charges against him are no more than attempted murder.
Ed Morrisey asks simpy, Can We Call This Terrorism Yet?
Astoundingly, the initial defense of not bringing terrorism charges against him was because he was not linked to a known terrorist group.
Perhaps someone could inform those who argue that reasoning that terrorism is an act - such as running down students in the name of Islam - and not a club. If this is the case, then terrorism charges against Timothy McVeigh should be dropped post-humously.