@clairevenom @ava I thought the same thing; found this on the inter webs so I can better understand. https://t.co/dD4qq86u27
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The criticism expressed does indeed contain some elements which are true - for example use of terms like 'lone wolf' for far right, white, mass killers, is because organisations on the extreme right tend to favour recruiting and grooming young white men to become lone wolf killers. This is distinct to the collective, group training given to Islamic extremists, and creation of a feeling of cell unity, perpetrated by groups such as Isis.
Terrorism and terrorists
The FBI defines terrorism as using violence with intent to:
intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives
The main problem is that there has so far been no discernible political or religious message that Paddock's mass murder was intended to further.
Terrorism, as defined by the authorities, must be recognisably political. The absence of traditional motive is in part what makes the Paddock killings so unsettling.