After the horrible attack on Monday, Toronto Criminal lawyer Edward Prutschi examines the difference between “terror” and “terrorist”. The legal definition of “terrorism” can be summed up as a crime committed for a “political, religious, or ideological purpose, objective, or cause” whose motive is to intentionally intimidate the public.
By understanding the legal definition of terrorism people can start to understand that the attack while terrifying and terrorizing, might not be an act of terrorism. The legal label doesn’t matter in terms of the law, as the perpetrator is facing 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder. Labels play a part in helping us combat the right problem though.
Prutschi states, “not every act that terrorizes and terrifies is terrorism”.
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