Apparently it is when he or she does not identify with a discernible non-Christian belief system, according to Nova Scotia RCMP Commanding Officer Brian Brennan.
“I wouldn’t characterize it as a terrorist event. I would classify it as a group of individuals that had some beliefs and were willing to carry out violent acts against citizens.”
He didn’t say what the beliefs were, other than that “they were not culturally based.”
– Brian Brennan, RCMP
So terrorism needs to be culturally based? It can’t be politically based? Interesting viewpoint, RCMP.