Hoping Sam and Lawrence touch on this during the Phoenix event.
Have I misunderstood Dr. Krause all this time or is this a recent infection of OPS?
Take Lawrence’s original tweet: “I expect hate tweets but why this is ‘act of terror’ but killing 50 in LV or similar car attack in NYC in May wasn’t?” (referring to Halloween terrorist attacks committed by Uzbek immigrant)
Apparently even some pretty smart people (like Mr. Krauss) don’t see that we don’t use the word “terror” to describe the resulting emotion of the people murdered, their loved ones, and the rest of us - we use the word “terror” to demarcate an incident which was not simply motivated by the urge to kill people, but that there was a political/ideological reason for it and/or that ideology is being pushed by a group which embraces violence.
That’s the charitable explanation, which I think probably applies to Mr. Krauss.