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why are Nazis in US called domestic terrorists instead of terrorists?

  1. Stevennix2001 profile image90
    Stevennix2001posted 22 months ago

    Why is it that when a Neo Nazi is arrested we call them "domestic terrorists?"  Why not simply call them "terrorists" like we do Muslim terrorists?   And is it racist to not refer to them as simply terrorists instead of "domestic terrorists?"  Please discuss.

    Here's the youtube video link that inspired this  question:


    1. GA Anderson profile image82
      GA Andersonposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Ask yourself why anyone uses any adjective to qualify a noun and you have your answer.

      The news that a terrorist killed a bunch of people isn't going to be enough information. We all want the details. Just the addition of "domestic"  adds additional information. As does "Radical Islamist" or "jihadist."

      To your racism question... Geesh!


  2. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 22 months ago

    Domestic means "not foreign".  So... well they are using the word correctly.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      You, again. big_smile

  3. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 22 months ago

    Who cares? Too damn many. Come to think of it, I don't mind the clarification.

  4. ahorseback profile image76
    ahorsebackposted 22 months ago

    1969  , the first time my inquisitive mind heard the word" terrorism " was in- POD class , Problems of Democracy class in high school .  The terrorism  incident article was,  I believe,  in Jerusalem  or near there at least and was about  a bomb that detonated in a hotel lobby and killed a few people .    I had never heard of terrorism - Now though .  That terminology is used daily to describe acts of violence  in  America   or anywhere  based on someone suffering  a form of insanity . Terrorism ,  are we using that word too much these days  , is the media  ?
    Some idiot in Connecticut  goes on a shooting spree with his mothers guns and we call it terrorism .
    A  self loathing veteran in Oklahoma  blows up a federal building and we  call it terrorism .
    Some idiot in fort hood  kills his military comrades ,we call it terrorism .
    After awhile it seams ,   we've  got to come up with a new word to describe insanity ?
    Does insanity  describe terrorism ?