In a recently published official US document profiles anyone who “endorses or espouses terrorist activity or persuades others to endorse or espouse terrorist activity or support a terrorist organization” as a terrorist. It specifies what terrorist activities are:
– “involves violent acts or acts dangerous to human life, property or infrastructure which may be a violation of U.S. law, or may have been if those acts were committed in the United States”
– “appear to be intended” (1) “to intimidate or coerce a civilian population”; (2) “to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion”; (3) “to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, kidnapping or hostage-taking”
– “This includes activities that facilitate or support TERRORISM and/or TERRORIST ACTIVITIES such as providing a safe house, transportation, comunications, funds, transfer of funds or other material benefit, false documentation or identification, weapons …, explosives, or training for the commission of an act of TERRORISM AND/OR terrorist activity”.