According to the Global Terrorism Database by the University of Maryland, College Park , more than 61,000 incidents of non-state terrorism, resulting in at least 140,000 deaths, have been recorded from 2000 to 2014. [16]

The Latin verb terrere means: to frighten. [17] The English word 'terror', just like the French terreur , derives from that Latin word and means from of old: fright, alarm, anguish, (mortal) fear, panic.

In December 1795, Edmund Burke used the word "Terrorists" in a description of the new French government called 'Directory' :
"At length, after a terrible struggle, the [Directory] Troops prevailed over the Citizens (…) To secure them further, they have a strong corps of irregulars, ready armed. Thousands of those Hell-hounds called Terrorists , whom they had shut up in Prison on their last Revolution, as the Satellites of Tyranny, are let loose on the people." [19]
Clearly, in this case, Burke used 'Terrorists' as disparaging labeling of armed troops hired by a government he loathes.

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