Why Narratives can explain the definition of a Terrorist

With the tragedy at Charleston, whether the shooter is a terrorist or not has generated much debate on the internet. But one accusation  made is Islamic extremists are terrorists while white extremists are just “mentally-ill”.

Yet the debate is really not how we legally define terrorism (the courts decide that). It’s who we perceive when we think of “TERRORIST”. It’s often an image of a bunch of keffiyeh-covered bearded men toting Kalashnikovs; not a pasty-faced white boy with a bad haircut. If you don’t, just google “Terrorist” to find out what the world thinks.
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