The State Department denies an action is “terrorist” if there are no card carrying ties to officially recognized terrorist groups that claim responsibility for the act.
Therefore even though Nadil Hasan communicated with Al Qaeda, it wasn’t “terrorism” it was workplace violence because of pre-traumatic stress syndrome and microaggression against muslims.
The DC Gay Sniper Duo weren’t “terrorists”, they were lone wolves.
And on and on.
As if anyone ought to go by what the State Dept. says.