terrorist terrorist  /ˈtɛ rə rɪst/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a radical who employs terror as a political weapon; usually organizes with other terrorists in small cells; often uses religion as a cover for terrorist activities

Usage(s):

  1. But Brixton may not have been a willing terrorist haven after all.
  2. March 2002, the terrorist called Abu Zubaydah was one of the most wanted men on earth.
  3. But thanks to a terrorist's mistake and a rescue worker's accidental discovery, the final bomb survived.

News

  1. Officials: NSA programs broke terrorist plots in United States, 20 nations

    U.S. intelligence officials said the NSA thwarted potential terrorist plots in the U.S., more than 20 other countries.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Deseret News

  2. Press Releases: Terrorist Attack on Camp Hurriya in Iraq

    Terrorist Attack on Camp Hurriya in Iraq Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 15, 2013 The United States strongly condemns today’s brutal, senseless, and utterly unacceptable rocket attack on Camp Hurriya that killed and injured camp residents. At the highest levels, we have personally urged the Government of Iraq to render all possible medical assistance to the ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: U.S. Department of State

  3. Terrorist Attacks in Afghanistan Get Bolder

    Terrorist attacks in Afghanistan appear to be getting bolder in recent days. The Taliban also increasingly is targeting the civilian population, including children. Terrorist attacks increasing A suicide bomber blew himself up right outside the Supreme Court building in the capital, Kabul, Tuesday, killing 17 people and wounding almost 40 others. Mohammad Zahir, Chief of the Kabul Police ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Voice of America

Quotes

  1. "The single biggest threat to US security, both short-term, medium-term and long-term, would be the possibility of a terrorist organization obtaining a nuclear weapon," Obama said on Sunday.
    on Apr 11, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  2. "There is legitimate debate about many of these decisions," Mr. Bush said. "But there can be little debate about the results. America has gone more than seven years without another terrorist attack on our soil."
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: President Bush Source: New York Times

  3. "These charges underscore the global nature of the terrorist threat we face," David Kris, assistant attorney general for national security, said in a release.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: David S. Kris Source: istockAnalyst.com (press release)

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