Which of these things are “low-level terrorism”?

According to the Department of Defense, “protests.” 

  A written exam administered by the Pentagon labels “protests” as a form of “low-level terrorism” — enraging civil liberties advocates and activist groups who say it shows blatant disregard of the First Amendment.The written exam, given as part of Department of Defense employees’ routine training, includes a multiple-choice question that asks:

“Which of the following is an example of low-level terrorism?”The correct answer, according to the exam, is “Protests.”

— Attacking the Pentagon

— IEDs

— Hate crimes against racial groups

— Protests

Question 1: How, how is speaking out against some policy that is disliked, en mass, but otherwise peacefully, terrorism in any way, shape or form?  Does dissent create terror?  Please explain how. 

Question 2: Does this scare you, as a supporter of the First Amendment? 



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