Last time I checked, a firebomb counted as a terrorist activity.
Especially when the perpetrator explicitly said that they have a “strong disbelief in” something that is directly related to the firebombing. For example, when a person firebombs a book publisher for publishing a novel on Mohammad, it is called terrorism.
Apparently, though, firebombing an abortion clinic while having a “strong disbelief in abortion” is just an arson.
Also, in past news, firebombing mosques and hindu temples is also just arson, apparently.
A short piece for the storm. For the birds.
Seems amiss, birdsong in a thunderstorm, velvety midnight striking late mid-afternoon’s milky sunlight. A wall of wind tearing up the hundred-year-old maples of my road, introducing a few to a car or a house. Now I listen to the birds coordinating reconstruction in the darkness of day, hail melting quietly on a rolling lawn now blanketed in leaves, bits of trash, and overturned patio chairs. I toy for a second with thoughts of the bomb, of fallout, of us and our nestlings, and phone a man about an insurance claim.