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Terrorism Defined - 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.
The most basic difference between the Woodburn bombing and the attempted bombing at Pioneer Courthouse Square, aside from the scale, is the intent. Bombing a bank in the manner of the Turnidges, while clearly criminal in nature, hardly constitues terrorism. Where Mohamud's attempted bombing clearly fits the definition of terrorism.
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