Is a terrorist just someone who uses terror? It would seem so as the three men accused of plotting to attack the EDL are being held on terrorism charges. The IRA were criminalised by the British, not given political status but considered as common criminals. Now it seems that even common criminals are being called terrorists. I thought that the notion of terrorist was something to do with a plot against the state? Is the EDL a state organ or is political activity allied with violence being lumped as terrorist? Where will this take us?