terrorist act terrorist act

Definition(s):

  • (n) the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Over the course of nearly seven years, there has not been a single conviction for a terrorist act at Guantanamo.
  2. It looks like a terrorist act.
  3. At first, officials feared an Olympics-related terrorist act.

News

  1. Georgia arrests two foreign citizens suspected of "terror" plot

    TBILISI (Reuters) - Georgia has arrested two foreign citizens suspected of preparing to carry out a "terrorist act", the interior ministry said on Thursday. One of the two men, identified as Mikail Kadiev and Rizvan Omarov, was wanted by international police organization Interpol, the ministry said. It did not identify their nationality or give any more details about the alleged plot. "The ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. NSA director: Data mining follows law, thwarts terror

    Phone records obtained by the government through a secret surveillance program disclosed last week helped to prevent "dozens" of terrorist acts, the director of the National Security Agency told a Senate hearing on Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNN

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