Definition of Terrorism
The definition of terrorism is killing civilians with the intent of changing their political affiliation.~ Caleb Carr (1955-08-02 age:62), military historian
I would modify that definition slightly. I don’t think nuts who act completely on their own should count as terrorists. I think they need to be associated with an organisation to count as terrorists.
So, strange as it sounds to American ears, the American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are just as much terrorists as bin Laden.
The fad is to misuse the term terrorist for anyone you don’t like even when all they have done is disagree with you or resist your illegal invasion.