I ususally don’t post about other incidents like this but sometimes I do, so here we go (two articles about double standards and the definition of terrorism):
James Holmes, Adam Lanza, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Double Standards
Authorities have yet to determine what motivated suspects Tamerlan, 26, and Dzhokhar, 19, Tsarnaev to set off two home-made bombs at Monday’s Boston Marathon, killing three and severely injuring over 170 people. Nonetheless, the bombings have been labeled an “act of terror”, implying that a known political motive is not necessary for an attack in the US to consitute “terrorism”. While this raises significant questions about the term “terrorism”, it also highlights a grave double standard in the US government’s response to mass murder.