it is important to look at this case strictly from a legal perspective rather than an emotional one.
The horrific shooting of a Bible study group in a Charleston, SC church, on June 17, 2015, shocked the conscience of the nation and nations abroad. Members of the international media called this tragedy an “act of terrorism”, while the U.S. media and law enforcement labeled this act as a “hate crime”. Based on the legal definition of “terrorism” as found in 18 USC § 2331, do you believe this shooting was an act of terrorism? Why or why not? (Your initial response must be a minimum of 250 words for full credit.)