As per definition of the FBI, “a terrorist incident is a violent act or an act dangerous to human life, in violation of the criminal laws of the United States, or of any state, to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives” (Federal Bureau of Investigation 1). Obviously, those who burned the SUVs committed an act that is dangerous to human life. Although they did not kill anybody, they are threatening human lives. People fear them because of their violent activities.
One is of the firm belief that this group of people cannot just be considered as social or political activists because their manner of promoting their beliefs is very radical. If they were not terrorists, then they would not resort to arson or other violent acts. On the contrary, this group has little or no respect for the law. They do not conduct peaceful rallies or protests.
Another reason why the people who burned the SUVs should be considered as eco-terrorists is because they cause property damages that amount to millions of dollars. They violate the rights of other citizens who choose to use SUVs instead of other car models. They violate the rights of the automobile dealers who have every right to sell any type of car they wish to sell.Lastly, these people in their belief that they are fighting for their ideology, sow terror in society. Everyone is concerned about the environment. But one need not resort to creating