Discussions about terrorism often focus on foreign groups. However, as we learned this week, there are numerous groups and individuals within the United States that are involved in terrorism. For this discussion, provide an example of each of the following, and describe the organization and its goals. Try to find examples that have not yet been mentioned in other students’ responses:
- Environmental terrorism
- Animal rights terrorism
- Armed militia
- Hate groups
Next, research a specific incident that can be classified as domestic terrorism and describe it for the class. Why is this incident considered terrorism (based on the definitions we have learned)? Is the person or group responsible for this incident, still active?