Wade Michael Page Research Paper

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On August 5, 2012, Wade Michael Page went on a shooting spree killing 6 worshippers in a Sikh Gurdwara (temple) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Based on your understanding of terrorism, as defined and discussed in this unit, do you think Page was a terrorist? Explain why or why not. The act of violence displayed by Wade Michael Page that resulted in the death of six worshippers in the Sikh Gurdwara was an act of terrorism that was inherently reflective of the political beliefs held by Page himself. Identified as a neo-Nazi with extreme white supremacy ideologies (Goodwin 2012), Page’s background explains his motivation for the act of cruel terrorism against Sikh worshippers. Page’s actions fit within the parameters of the definition of “terrorism” given by the philosopher Per Bauhn (1989), which described terrorism as “the performance of violent…show more content…
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