According to FBI Director James Comey, the Charleston shooting was not domestic terrorism. If he actually paid attention to the country, he’d know that’s not true. The Charleston shooting was a terrorist act regardless of what he thinks.
“Terrorism is an act of violence done or threatened in order to try to influence a public body or citizenry so it’s more of a political act, and again, based on what I know so far I don’t see it as a political act,” said Comey. “[It] doesn’t make it any less horrific, the label, but terrorism has a definition under federal law.”
Timothy McVeigh was considered a terrorist, as were the 9/11 hijackers. The main thing they have in common with the Charleston shooter is that they were motivated by socio-political beliefs.
So, how is the Charleston shooter NOT considered a terrorist, again?