Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Terrorism in Forsyth County?

Posted By on Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 5:08 PM

Forsyth County fire investigators confirm the January 18 fire that destroyed Pamela Graf's home was indeed arson.

Because graffiti reading "beware bitch your black boy will die" was found on a fence next to Graf's home, and because Graf had an Obama campaign sign in her front yard, local and federal investigators are trying to determine if the arson was politically motivated.

If the fire was motivated by Graf's support for Obama, the attack would appear to meet the U.S.'s legal definition of terrorism.

The term "terrorism" means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant/*/ targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience.

At the time of the fire, Graf was in Washington, D.C. for events marking President Barack Obama's inauguration. She has three children. No one was injured in the fire.

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