Terror attack in Manchester?

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  1. OffenhamSkyBlue

    OffenhamSkyBlue Well-Known Member

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    Undoubtedly, and i take your point, but that is NOT the definition of "terrorism" (according to the Terrorism Act 2000, which should be the proper definition). That requires that the use or threat is made for the purpose of advancing a political, religious, racist or ideological cause. Not just because you have a mental health disorder.
     
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    OSB has explained this better than I could
     
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    Or this?[​IMG]

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    That's US law not UK law and the section above states it has to be politically motivated
     
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    I think the key word is "and" at the end of the first bullet point. That is to say, while i agree about the "reaching wider spectrum, etc", it must also include political motivation.
    As i said earlier, I really do take your point about the guy terrorising people, but for it to be a "terrorist act" (as the Counter Terrorism Unit stated), he had to be more that just attacking people at random. Hopefully if they find no evidence of political motivation, they will say so, and say it wasn't an act of terrorism, rather than just leaving it "out there".
     
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    Exactly, but the OP failed to include that in his rather expressed, disingenuous and agenda driven explanation of the situation, which was my point entirely. He could have easily said "this has the hallmarks of a mentally ill person, or a terrorist or both" but he didn't, he chose his path and it's bullshit.
     
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    Fernando is the OP
     
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    Is something going down in Manchester again?

     
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    fernandopartridge Well-Known Member

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    I was in the Arndale a couple of weeks back on a Friday and loads of youths were charged out of there by the police.

    Then last week the stabbings, this week this.
     
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    I never said it was, but you had already decided I couldn't be (given the hallmarks) because you are an ideologue, an adherent of your chosen agenda, a twat. I can't stand middle class white apologists. How was your gap year?
     

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