the unlawful use of violence or threats against a country’s civilian population or government by an individual or group based and operating within the same country and without foreign direction, with the goal of furthering political, social, or ideological objectives.
- do·mes·tic ter·ror·ist, noun
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How to use domestic terrorism in a sentence
The FBI had identified the movement as a domestic terrorism threat as early as May 2019.Exclusive: How an Accused Russian Agent Worked With Rudy Giuliani in a Plot Against the 2020 Election | Simon Shuster/Kyiv | May 28, 2021 | TIme
All of this should be obvious in the context of QAnon, which the FBI has deemed a domestic terrorism threat.
Leaving aside the fact that Americans confront domestic terrorism with much greater frequency than terrorism from abroad, these plans are part of a long history of reluctance to walk back a global imperial presence.
The problem of domestic terrorism has been metastasizing across the country for a long time now and it’s not going away anytime soon.
The unit will also collaborate with the office’s national security team to ensure that civil rights statutes are adequately applied when acts of domestic terrorism are racially motivated or include hate crimes.Maryland U.S. attorney’s new civil rights unit to focus on hate crimes, domestic terrorism | Katie Mettler | March 11, 2021 | Washington Post