This document is basically a study guide for deptments like DHS, FBI, CIA and NSA, to teach them where to look for potential terrorists.
They are telling the agencies to do is to look for, find and basically infiltrate these movements, to look for "terrorists".
Being involved in these activities does not make you a terrorist.
The point I am trying to make is that the War on Terrorism is just as dangerous to Americans as it is to Islamic extremeists over seas.
This is a wake up call to people who still dont think that the government is trying to take our freedoms away. It says that people who are involved in these activities is dangerous.
Do you want to be detained indefinately beause you are oppossed to a UN takeover, or because you support the 2nd amendment, or the 1st amendment?
I dont agree with you this time.
You are just wrong here. This is not a study guide. This did not try to define people as terrorists. They did NOT SAY that being concerned about liberty etc etc makes you a terrorist AT ALL. What they said was that if your group committed an act of terrorism AND IN ADDITION your group was "reverent of individual liberty," and/or "anti-global," and/or "suspicious of centralized federal authority," etc, then your terrorist group was defined as an Extreme Right Wing Terrorist Organization. NOT that if your group was "reverent of individual liberty," and/or "anti-global," and/or "suspicious of centralized federal authority," etc, you were a terrorist group.
At best it attempts to define physical/geographic areas that may be at risk of terrorist attack, based on defining areas that have been hotspots for terrorism. Additionally, it looked at population density, concentrated disadvantage, residential mobility, the percentage of the population that is foreign-born, language diversity, and racial and ethnic composition in each county to see if they were significant (based on a multivariate analysis) predictors of terrorist attacks within a county. Certain variables were, others were not.
The definition of terrorism used by the GTD is: the threatened or actual use of illegal force by non-state actors, in order to attain a political, economic, religious or social goal, through fear, coercion or intimidation.
The definition may not be great (I know many people would be annoyed it does not include "state actors), but if you're going to attempt to discuss terrorism you have to have some definition of it.