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Redefining Terror: Was Joseph Andrew Stack’s Act Terrorism?

19 February 2010 by Oo

An American planned & executed a terrorist act on American soil. He actually flew a plane into a building! So I guess America will now join Nigeria on the list of ‘Countries of Interest’. Oh, I forgot, it can’t be classified as Terrorism, Joe Stack doesn’t have Abdul in his name.

According to WolframAlpha which sources its information from all reputable dictionaries, terrorism is defined thus:

terrorism | 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.

I think one crucial part is missing, it also depends on the religious affiliation of the of the person carrying out that act.

Less than 24 hours ago, An American, Joseph Andrew Stack, flew a plane into a building on American soil. Less than 24 hours later here is the home page of major American news sites.

One thing is certain, Tiger Woods apology is much more important than anything on earth right now.

Update: No American news site carries it on it’s homepage anymore.


The most vocal news organization Fox is not sure if it is a criminal act or terror


Washington post forgets about it entirely

NY Times

New York times, blank!


CNN calls him “crash pilot” . I know you cant see it, look at the bottom left;


Its all Tiger baby!!


He was a suicidal pilot.


It never happened on Twitter.


Why am I pissed?

A Nigerian boy who got ‘radicalized’ in UK, trained in Syria, and took his final flight from Amsterdam attempted to blow a plane on American soil (Note his father had reported him to the US government before the blowing plane part).  In two days, my country Nigeria was put on a list of countries of interest giving permission to the world that harassing Nigerians at airports is official.

All I can say is, it is such a shame!

As for the news organisations… (shakes head, hisses, and hits publish! )

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4 comments | Categories: Politics | Tags: , , , , , , ,

  • akinwole21

    The simple fact is that America's defination of TERRORISM is different from any dictionary's defination.

    A Nigerian bought his Second property (City & Gatwick Airports) some days ago, the news never stained the front page of any UK newspaper and news sites, only few got to know through facebook and SKY, not CNN or BBC. (Like I expect)

    If Joe Stack is named (Abdul) Joe or (Muta) Stack from one small community is Africa (like they always feel Africa is a country not a continent), am sure by now, the whole world system would have been shut down by silly news..

    Its not their fault thou……….. GOD continue to bless my NIGERIA

  • RU.

    Seconded.. It is a shame indeed!

  • Sesan

    You have to wonder why the US didnt place the UK on the terror watch list, especially considering in 2007 (if my memory serves me right), there were 18 suspects who were planning to fly planes across the atlantic into american buildings.

    Anyway for evert mutallab there is always a Nigerian who makes us proud;


  • yeah, what a shame