I think most people would agree that the beheading of a female employee in Moore, Oklahoma by a radical Muslim male co-worker is a form of terrorism, though not the FBI or the local police. They are both referring to this as an act of workplace violence.
The same is true with the Fort Hood Shooting. Now, 5 years after the fact, it is still defined as workplace violence. Further, the U.S. Treasury has refused to label the Boston Marathon bombing a terrorist act. As a result, in all these cases, the victims and their families are being denied access to federal funds under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program.
An important question though, is why aren't these horrendous events not being considered terrorism by The President? Is it because Obama doesn't want to admit that, under his watch, there have been acts of terrorism on U.S. soil? Something that never happened after 9/11 with Bush in charge. Or, is it because he doesn't want to admit that Al Qaeda and others still exist? After all, in November of 2012 he said this: “Thanks to sacrifice and service of our brave men and women in uniform,
the war in Iraq is over, the war in Afghanistan is winding down, al
Qaeda has been decimated, Osama bin Laden is dead.”
The simple fact is that terrorism does exist and, the radicals that commit these acts are growing in strength and numbers. The worst kind of terrorism that we have to deal with is that which is associated with radical Islam. Radicalized Muslims not only believe that violence against "infidels" is a good thing but, also, that dying while committing this violence is an act of martyrdom and an immediate path to heaven. Contrary to Obama's politically motivated lie that Al Qaeda was "decimated", the truth is that its still alive and growing.
I think this Administration needs to start recognizing terrorism where it exists. Not to do so results in our President having to admit that he and his National Security Director James Clapper underestimated the ISIS threat. It would also have meant that, perhaps, both the Boston Marathon Bombing and the Foot Hood Shooting could have been avoided because, in both cases, the FBI had the perpetrators in their sights but did nothing. And, one also has to wonder why the Oklahoma beheader wasn't on the FBI's radar with all the radical postings on his quite public Facebook page.
Scarborough Scalds FBI for Labelling OK Beheading 'Workplace Violence': http://townhall.com/news/around-the-web/2014/09/29/scarborough-scalds-fbi-for-labelling-ok-beheading-workplace-violence-n1898166
Boston Marathon Victims Denied Insurance Reimbursement Because Bombing Was ‘Not Act of Terrorism’: http://www.ijreview.com/2014/09/177128-administration-determines-boston-marathon-bombings-act-terrorism-reason-absurd/
Terrorism Risk Insurance Act: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrorism_Risk_Insurance_Act
Boston bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev penned confession in boat: report The 19-year-old, who was hiding from cops, left a message confessing to the Boston Marathon bombing. The confession reportedly said he and his brother planted the bombs in retaliation for U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/boston-bomb-suspect-left-confession-boat-report-article-1.1345642
Obama Has Touted Al Qaeda’s Demise 32 Times since Benghazi Attack: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-touts-al-qaeda-s-demise-32-times-benghazi-attack-0
Jihad Against Infidels and Democracy: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03637751.2010.495949#preview
Obama: U.S. underestimated rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-u-s-underestimated-rise-of-isis-in-iraq-and-syria/
‘SHARIA LAW IS COMING!!!!’ Oklahoma Beheader Celebrated Terrorists, Disparaged Non-Muslims On Facebook: http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/26/sharia-law-is-coming-oklahoma-beheader-celebrated-terrorists-disparaged-non-muslims-on-facebook/
Did the FBI miss a chance to stop Tamerlan Tsarnaev?: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/did-the-fbi-miss-a-chance-to-stop-tamerlan-tsarnaev/
Fort Hood Shooting: FBI Fights Claims It Ignored Intel on Hasan: http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1937574,00.html
Al-Qaeda hasn't gone away, and is gaining: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/01/07/al-qaeda-spread/4358845/