From USC Title 22 section 2656f(d): the term "terrorism" means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents;Terrorism is just a tool used by the State, and it's not their only one. So yes, the current wave of statism is religious in nature.
So what is the premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against sovereign nations by imperialistic states? Surely that must be the definition of state-sponsored terrorism. Terrorism by the State is far more deadly than the acts of individuals.