Your list of terrorist organisations conveniently ignores the IRA, and with it the rather obvious observation that the unversalism of recourse to terrorism is not something I could be oblivious to. If I may quote back to you an article you once referred to me:
" There are now 10 religious and secular terrorist groups that are capable of using suicide terrorism as a tactic against their governments and/or foreign governments. They are: the Islam Resistance Movement (Hamas) and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad of the Israeli occupied territories; Hizbullah of Lebanon; the Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) and Gamaya Islamiya (Islamic Group - IG) of Egypt; the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) of Algeria; Barbar Khalsa International (BKI) of India; the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) of Sri Lanka; the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) of Turkey; and the Osama bin Laden network (Al Quaida) of Afghanistan. "
That said, a movement of any description will be at least partly characterised by the cultural (and religious) norms within which it is situated, which is what I was referring to. If you don't accept my observations concerning the complete uselessness of suicide bombing then you could try asking the group of Palestinian intellectuals who recently signed a petition to that effect.
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