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Are Hate Crimes Terrorism?

No, argues the founding director of the John Jay College Center on Terrorism. The FBI definition of terrorism is already “slippery,” and stretching the definition further might threaten  civil liberties, he writes.

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Trump Calls Las Vegas Shooting ‘Act of Pure Evil’

The president announced he would visit Las Vegas Wednesday, after the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Alleged gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire late Sunday on an outdoor country music concert near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, killing at least 58 people and injuring more than 500. Paddock took his own life as officers stormed his hotel room.

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Report: Terrorism Prosecutions Often an ‘Illusion’

In the years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, informants for the Federal Bureau of Investigation often recruited and paid Muslims — some with mental disabilities — to participate in terrorist attacks planned by informants, and then busted the recruits in sting operations. according to a new report by Human Rights Watch, an advocacy group. Researchers from Human Rights Watch and the Columbia University Law School examined 27 cases and interviewed 215 people associated with the cases, including defendants […]