Originally Posted by dirk digler
If the person is an American and committed their atrocities in America they should be afforded all rights that other criminals have.
Like what? A basic definition is "violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror); are perpetrated for a religious, political or, ideological goal; and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants"
What is a "terrorist activity?"
Under the Patriot Act, terrorist activities include:
• threatening, conspiring or attempting to hijack airplanes, boats, buses or other vehicles.
• threatening, conspiring or attempting to commit acts of violence on any "protected" persons, such as government officials
• any crime committed with "the use of any weapon or dangerous device," when the intent of the crime is determined to be the endangerment of public safety or substantial property damage rather than for "mere personal monetary gain"