Terrorists are defined as persons who are mostly members of groups that support or perform terrorist acts upon other individuals or populations, because of a difference in opinion. Today Terrorism is conducted in a wide display of illegal political and religious organization in order to further goals of forcing their own religious or political views on others. Terrorists come from basically anywhere, a terrorist is simply an individual or group of persons who terrorize another person or association.In our Modern day society there is the stereo type that all terrorist are arab men, which is not neccaserilly true. Terrorist’s are often young men who are beginning to discover themselves and where they come from, and the majority of terrorists we see today come from a place that is a victim to the nation they are terrorizing; and so they are motivated to avenge or liberate their country and it’s people. Stereotypes are insulting to those they are directed towards, and this stereotype of terrorists and men of arab origin is rude and inappropriate even though we may have good reason to believe it’s true; and it also may be playing into the hands of the real terrorist’s.
There is currently a stereotype in our society which causes us to classify arab and muslim men as terrorist. Though not many people are arrogant enough to repeat John Cooksey’s racist remark after 9/11 attacks that “If I see someone come in and he's got a diaper on his head and a fan belt around that diaper on his head, that guy needs to be pulled over and checked," the vast number of north American’s do still have a stereotype in mind when we imagine terrorists and that is a man of arab descent. Stereotypes are there for a reason, after all both of the people responsible for the previous Boston bombing’s were arab, so is the former most wanted man Osama Bin Laden, and all 16 men who were part of the 9/11 attacks were arab.
Even though it is understandable to suspicious of arab men for...
...and methods as well as individual motivations and community supporters. The goal of this ideology is to find out how they feel the society should work or be arranged, and the methods that will efficiently promote this idea.2 Terrorists are constantly developing ways to get their point across to different nations. They want to find a unique and powerful way that will send the message to a mass amount of people. For example, the flying of the planes into the World Trade Center was an act of political ideology. They were sending a clear message to the American government to leave the middle east.
The second dimension of a political ideology includes the individual motivations and community supporters. Terrorists believe they have a right to commit acts of extreme violence because it is derived from the “wrongs” done to them by an unjust system. Over time the “cause” has changed and it has led to terrorists believing their acts of terror are perceived as initial injustices, as a “justified response”.3 This is the issue: a group commits an act of terror because it feels that the opposing government is unjust. Thus, they spark a feud between the two and the other retaliates.
Religion also plays a large role in the development of terrorism. Terrorists are using their religion and shared beliefs to draw people in and strengthen their army. This is done by waging holy war on religious principles.4 Soldiers are...
...local, state and federal government, while demonstrating a resistance to the kinds of corruption that have sometimes plagued police forces at the municipal level or in other countries. It has successfully investigated terrorist acts at home and abroad.
The FBI has throughout its history all too often violated First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and association. In the name of national security, it has undertaken the disruption and "neutralization" of peaceful protest. It has devoted resources to monitoring political activity rather than focusing on the investigation of criminal conduct. It has relied on sweeping theories of guilt by association rather than undertaking the harder but more productive work of identifying those individuals who are planning violent activity. It has resisted public accountability and limits on its discretion. In the wake of the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, and the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma in 1995, Congress enacted the Antiterrorism Act of 1996, four of the one of the worst assaults on the Constitution in decades. It resurrected guilt by association as a principle of criminal and immigration law. It created a special court to use secret evidence to deport foreigners labeled as "terrorists." It made support for the peaceful humanitarian and political activities of selected foreign groups a crime. And it repealed a short-lived law forbidding the FBI from investigating First...
Anupama Gopal Mande
War on Terrorists
Should the U.S.A. be afraid of terrorists? The answers might depend on which party the question is addressing to. The governments might say no because they are better protected than many others, while the people might say yes because they know that they are the actual victims that are getting hurt. Terrorist is different in definition according to different organizations. However, all of them agree upon the key elements of terrorist, which are violence, fear and intimidation. Unlike criminal, terrorists are those who seek attentions from the populace, governments and the world to their cause. Terrorists are very faithful to theirs’ believes and their organizations, thus explaining why they are willing to risk themselves in suicidal acts in order to spread what call justice throughout the world. It is mostly the developed countries that are being targeted because they have power, resources, and well respected throughout the world. If terrorists succeed in influence one of those countries, other nations and other developing countries could possibly be influenced as well. The United States of America is no exception. Even with its well known highly organized military, terrorists still view the U.S.A. as its primary target since 1920 until today. All terrorists’ acts toward the US...
...United State. The September 11 attacks also referred to as 911. The terrorists hijacked four passenger airliners and they used to flow into buildings for a suicidal attack. Two of those planes were crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center. A third plane was crashed into the Pentagon. The fourth plane was targeted at Washington, D.C. but crashed into a field. The attack brought fear to Americans mind. Nevertheless, many people lose their family and suffered from 9/11. However United States has always been wondering to both strike and terminate the terrorists across global, or increase homeland defense to prevent future attacks.
A way to ensure an attack would not happen is to strike and terminate the threat. Terminate anything in this world is a cruel decision, but when it threatens globally, then it must be done. United States considered putting United Nation at a higher power to solve terrorist problems, but people also worried that it would bring political problems. Some Americans believed that United State should do it by itself to ignore conflicts between other countries opinions.
Increase military actions to go against potential enemies and defend terrorist can protect the Americans. Add security to prevent future terrorist attack is a way to deal against terrorism, but it would not stop the terrorists. Defend homeland can only increase the security of...
The Terrorist’s Revolution
What causes a Terrorist to be labeled a Revolutionist or a Revolutionist labeled a Terrorist. Today’s society usually uses the terms interchangeably; when one begins to talk of revolution, they are normally labeled as a terrorist. A terrorist is normally labeled a terrorist by their enemy, but a hero by the people they fight for. Is it possible that a person who has been labeled as aTerrorist to actually have good intentions for those he fights for? Is it possible they are labeled a Terrorist only due to the fact they are fighting a revolution? A Terrorist corresponds with a Revolutionist, because a Revolutionist is someone who fights for a belief and in war terror is always there.
A terrorist is a person who advocates the use of fear or terror as methods of war. (Terrorist, n.) This definition is not entirely true, because there have been people labeled as terrorist who were not advocating fear. They were labeled this by the entity they were standing up to. “Does the fact that one side's "terrorist" is usually another's "freedom fighter" mean that there is no possibility of agreeing on ethical norms applicable to armed conflicts between governments and their opponents? (Goertzel.) In the case of this quotation by Goertzel, would not both sides be considered...
...American Military University
Understanding the Terrorist Mind
Roger A. Choiniere, Jr.
HLSS154 Mind of a Terrorist
Professor Rodney Simmons
September 28, 2014
What creates the mindset of a person to become a terrorist, and have these beliefs grown stronger through time?
In order for someone to become a terrorist, they must first have hatred to an ideological way of life and a strong commitment to the cause of action that will alter its success. The process begins with a belief by certain family teachings or a wrongdoing by a certain government or non-believers as it is referred to in the Koran.
The significant part of terrorism through the classification of lone wolf operatives creates a fear amongst civilian populations as to when and where the next suicide bomber will appear. The Koran prohibits suicide, but some Muslim groups insist that by classifying the bombers as martyrs, their self-destruction becomes permissible because it is a form of self-sacrifice, and it is honorable to die in battle against infidels (Kershaw, 2010).
The core characteristics and significance use of operatives is apparent after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centers and the destruction of the U.S. economy by these attacks. “While suicide is associated with hopelessness and depression, the actions of the bombers are seen as a matter of heroism and honor” (Borum, 2003). This lone wolf mentality showed the United States that...
Religion and Terrorists
I didn't know the word “terrorist” until September 11th in 2001. That day is the day when people all over the world couldn't believe their eyes. Who had ever seen the moment when two airplanes crashed into the towers? It was the very shocking moment. I just came home from school and turned on TV, and then all the channels were filled up with the emergency news of that unexpected incident. Even though I was only nine years old on that time, I was old enough to understand how unusual it was and how terrible it was. I’m not sure whether the world has been going to a right direction or a wrong direction since then, but I’m sure the world has changed greatly since then. I haven’t had any week that I didn't hear the word “terrorist” since 9/11; without fail, something about terror is happing right now somewhere in the world, so I think that everybody cannot ignore this issue, and that everybody is related to this issue in some way.
Yet the incident was big enough to be spread all over the world at once, not many people see it by an outsider’s view. People, especially American, tend to condemn it only as the tragedy brought by the terrorists, like saying, “we are the victims of the tragedy, they are the terrorists who killed our family.” Yes, I think it is hard for them to think about it as an outsider because they were actually involved in that tragedy. In fact,...
...Stereotypes and Prejudice
Please complete the following exercises, remembering that you are in an academic setting and should remain unbiased, considerate, and professional when completing this worksheet.
Select three of the identity categories below and name or describe at least 3 related stereotypes for each:
• Sexual orientation
Category Stereotype 1Stereotype 2 Stereotype 3
Race Uneducated Poor Lazy
Sexual Orientation Confused Freak Perverted
Disability Dumb Retarded Broken
Answer each question in 50 to 100 words related to those stereotypes. Provide citations for all the sources you use.
• What are the positive aspects of stereotypes, if any?
Some of the positive stereotypes include, “All Asians are smart”, “All Black
people are great at sports”, “All white people are successful”, “All Italians are romantic”. Even though these are great compliments for these groups, these stereotypes are still not true for all that belong to that group. With stereotypes like the ones mentioned, a person might choose to make a decision based off of the stereotype, once again, a positive (advantage) for that person/group, but since it’s only an assumption it isn’t entirely true.
• What are the negative...