"The researchers used the University of Maryland definition of "terrorism": "the threatened or actual use of illegal force and violence by a non-state actor to attain a political, economic, religious, or social goal through fear, coercion, or intimidation". It did not include casualties from government-backed action such as aerial bombing or other killings."Naturally this made the Huffington Posters very upset, because it means they couldn't blame their favorite targets in the West for it. So many of the top favorited comments at the time I wrote this made sure not to hold terrorists (no matter their religious persuasion) responsible for their actions.
Always good to let the lefty flag fly every now and then.