The calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear. coup de main, surprise attack.
In the wake of the Fresno shooting that claimed the lives of 3 innocent people, the M.S.M. has purposely avoided using the term terrorism to describe the murders. The killer, Kori Ali Muhammad was wanted for the murder of a police officer. To spread fear and chaos, he decided to stalk the streets of Fresno and murder innocent white civilians. This is outrageous - the Fresno shooting is a textbook case of terrorism and we must stand strong and call out terrorism when we see it.
Here are 5 reasons that the Fresno shooting was a terror attack:
1. It was politically motivated
The Fresno police chief reported that before surrendering to police Kori Ali Muhammad allegedly shouted “Allahu akbar” and expressed hatred toward white people and the government.
2. The attack was carried out against innocent civilians
The victims of the attack had no connection to Muhammad. He murdered them in cold blood because they were white.
3. The attacker’s goals were political, religious, or ideological
Kori Ali Muhammad allegedly shouted the infamous Jihadi phrase “Allahu akbar,” and clearly desired to kill white people. In addition, according to police, he has a criminal history of making terrorist threats. His objectives clearly were motivated by religion or ideology.
4.The attack was a surprise attack
Kori Ali Muhammad stalked the streets of Fresno looking for innocent white civilians to kill. He moved around between attacks, and tried to remain undetected.
5. The murders were intended to spread fear and chaos
The attack was premeditated by a man who knew he was being searched for by police. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, knew he was being searched for and he "decided he was going to kill more people."