Non intimidating definition
According to the Global Terrorism Database by the University of Maryland, College Park, more than 61,000 incidents of non-state terrorism, resulting in at least 140,000 deaths, have been recorded from 2000 to 2014.
The English word 'terror', just like the French terreur, derives from that Latin word and means from of old: fright, alarm, anguish, (mortal) fear, panic.
The first meaning of the word 'terrorist' was then: adherent or supporter of the Jacobins.To bully is to intimidate through blustering, domineering, or threatening behavior: workers who were bullied into accepting a poor contract.Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. To make a moral equivalence between the Revolution's year II and September 2001 is historical and philosophical nonsense . Nor did the preventive war announced by the president of the United States. In November 2004, a Secretary-General of the United Nations report described terrorism as any act "intended to cause death or serious bodily harm to civilians or non-combatants with the purpose of intimidating a population or compelling a government or an international organization to do or abstain from doing any act".Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. 1979, 1986 © Harper Collins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source If the basis of a popular government in peacetime is virtue, its basis in a time of revolution is virtue and terror -- virtue, without which terror would be barbaric; and terror, without which virtue would be impotent.