Right-Wing American Terrorists Issue YouTube Threat
There is no universally agreed-upon definition of the word "terrorism." As I've often said, the reason it's next to impossible to define the term is that everyone wants it to mean: 'violent acts in the pursuit of political goals with which I disagree.'
That aside, most agree that attempting to influence public officials through a threat of violence is an act of terrorism.
Watch this, from domestic terrorists purporting to be part of the newly re-energized "patriot movement" (it has no audio):
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Is this any different than the videos Al Qaeda releases from time to time?
UPDATE: Looks like they took the video down. Here's a description via SPLC:
It advises President Obama and other prominent people (“Our Dear Leader and co.”) to “leave now and give us our country back” and to do so by next week.
“If you stay,” the silent video message continues, “ ‘We, The People’ will systematically dismantle you, destroy you and reclaim what is rightfully ours. …
“We are angry and we are ready to take back the rights of the people. We will fight and We will win. …
“Dead line [sic] for your national response: October 15, 2009
“Thank you to all patriots who support our cause. … Be prepared for when the fateful day of the declaration of war is nationally announced.”