An independent terrorist actor works outside a command structure, unaccountable to the claimed collective cause of a group. They are often motivated by personal gain or vendetta. Examples are: Vendetta is a term for blood feud where relatives of someone who have been killed or otherwise wronged seek vengeance trying to kill or otherwise punish the ones responsible or their relatives. ...
The radical extremist Eric Robert Rudolph, who launched a series of attacks against civilians in the American south.
Baruch Goldstein, a Jewish extremist who opened fire inside the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, killing 29 people. Although he was affiliated with Kach, Goldstein acted on his own. In response, the Israeli government condemned the act, outlawed Kach and compensated the victims.
Categories: Terrorism Eric Robert Rudolph (born September 19, 1966) is a suspect in the July 27, 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing at the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, which killed Alice Hawthorne and wounded 111 others. ... Dr. Baruch Goldstein in medical clothes. ... The Cave of the Patriarchs is considered to be the spiritual center of the ancient city of Hebron. ... (This article is about the place in the Middle East. ... Kach was an extremist right-wing Israeli party led by Meir Kahane. ... Timothy McVeigh Timothy James McVeigh (April 23, 1968 — June 11, 2001) was an American domestic terrorist convicted and executed for his part in the April 19, 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. ... Domestic terrorism is the commission of terrorist attacks in a state by forces inside or originating from that state, as opposed to terrorist attacks by forces external to the state. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Damage to the Murrah building before cleanup began. ... A car bomb is a bomb that is placed in a car or truck and is intended to be exploded while there. ...
Those accused of being "terrorists" rarely identify themselves as such, and instead typically use terms that refer to their ideological or ethnic struggle, such as: separatist, freedom fighter, liberator, revolutionary, vigilante, militant, paramilitary, guerrilla, rebel, jihadi or mujaheddin, or fedayeen.
For instance, the FBI asserts that for an act to be considered terrorist, it must be perpetrated by a like-minded group, and not a single individual acting alone.
Terrorists also attack national symbols to show their power and to shake the foundation of the country or society they are opposed to.
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