The adage “one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter” exemplifies the difficulties faced when determining whether or not an incident is terroristic in nature. The French Revolution is frequently cited as the first incident of state-sponsored terrorism in history. Do you agree or disagree with utilizing this period as a point of origin for terrorism? Did terrorism exist prior to the French Revolution? Are the terrorist acts we see today significantly different from those of the past? If so, how?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.