Terrorism In The Age Of Polarization (Opinion)

Peter BergenBut a spate of recent attacks underline that this framing is too narrow in scope.
Monday’s attack at the mosque in London, for instance, was clearly an act of anti-Muslim terrorism.
The commonly accepted definition of terrorism is that it is politically motivated violence directed at civilians by entities other than a state.
These kind of attacks can come from the far right, the far left, racists of every stripe, as well as jihadists.
British Prime Minister Theresa May called the attack ” every bit as sickening ” as the London Bridge and Manchester jihadist attacks.

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