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Domestic terrorist

A domestic terrorist is one who is a citizen of the country the acts of terrorism is directed against. They are often pushing for only certain goals rather than the disestablishment of government as in anarchy. The United States FBI has three categories for classifying terrorism: left-wing, right-wing, and special-interest extremists. Included are individuals and groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, World Church of the Creator, the Aryan Nations, Leon Czolgosz, the Weather Underground, the Symbionese Liberation Army, Timothy McVeigh, Theodore Kaczynski (the "Unabomber"), Earth First, the Earth Liberation Front , Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty, the Animal Liberation Front, and Seas of David.

Since the members of the Sons of Liberty were British subjects, they were also classified as domestic terrorists during the early stages of the American Revolution.

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