Terrorism is an activity that is becoming very popular, frequently we watch in the TV news topics related with terrorism. In past years when we heard about terrorism most people thought about situations happening in the Middle East countries, or something far from our country but now terrorism is every were, even in the most powerful countries, at the moment the countries that once were the safe countries now they are the dangerous ones. Terrorist attacks have shown us the most brutal violence society has ever seen and that’s what terrorism is; terrible and brutal violence with the only propose of terrified the people and add pressure to the government. Terrorist acts are strategically well planned, every terrorist act usually takes days and even months of preparation, terrorism is not unthinking violence they are very specific with what they want. In recent years terrorist acts have become more destructive and spectacular. This is because it has turned in the only way to achieve purposes against powerful countries. Terrorism is going to be a very common practice in the coming years, and for the big nations it has turned into the new enemy “the war against terrorism”. All the terrorist groups are made with different purposes. There are many kinds of terrorist groups depending on what their objectives are and what their common targets are. National Terrorism is the first classified group. It seeks to form a separate state for their own national group, often by drawing attention to a fight for “national liberation” that they think the world has ignored. Most of these groups are formed because they are in disadvantage to form a regular army and fight a normal war or revolution. The Religion Terrorism is one of the most violent because most of the terrorist think that dieing in a terrorist act is sacred and holy, so they are willing to do anything. They seek to use violence to further what they see as divinely commanded...
Ryan M. Faught
Arkansas Tech University
Terrorism has been a major topic of research for many years. We’ve learned a lot about terrorism and terroristgroups, but there are still major questions to be answered. What exactly is a terrorist? What causes ordinary people to become terrorists? What attracts people to terrorism? How do terroristgroups in the Middle East recruit and radicalize people from all over the world? In this paper I will discuss these questions and more according to the knowledge I’ve gained from reading these five research papers.
Terrorism is the use, or threat, of action which is violent, damaging or disrupting and is intended to influence the government or intimidate the public and is for the purpose of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause (De Zulueta, 2006). This or any definition of terrorism is still subjective depending on the “terrorist” and the situation. For instance, most Americans don’t consider the founding fathers as terrorists, but freedom fighters. In the same way, radical Muslims may look at al Qaeda as freedom fighters, although most of the world would view them as terrorists. The deciding factor that separates freedom fighters from terrorists appears to be the intentional...
... ISIS is the biggest terrorist army in history. It has caught people’s attention all around the world and needs to be stopped immediately. Published by the Boston Herald, scholars Steven Bucci, James Philips, Charlotte Florence, Helle Dale and Peter Brookes met up to make an article about the ISIS. “ISIS is a clear, present danger.”
Before reading this article I had never discovered ISIS. I never would’ve thought that a terroristgroup could cause so much sadness and hate. I didn’t know that terrorists could form an army and just decide to destroy people. When they say “convert, join us, or die,” they not only mean it, but they will follow through with terrible effect. I never watch the news or read the newspaper so I didn’t get the chance to hear about ISIS until now. It is absolutely sickening how people in this world can be.
Now after reading this article, I learned a lot about ISIS. I learned that ISIS became a huge success so quickly. They even use social media to advertise themselves as a killing group. Their YouTube and Twitter page show that the West is their target. The ISIS is rising to the top to the point where the terroristgroup, al-Qaeda, want to come together with ISIS. The al-Qaeda control no territory and is dependent on Afghan and Pakistani and Islamist militants. The al-Qaeda is forced to live a clandestine existence under the...
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Terrorism, the deliberate creation and exploitation of fear for bringing about political change. All terrorist acts involve violence or—equally important—the threat of violence. These violent acts are committed by nongovernmental groups or individuals—that is, by those who are neither part of nor officially serving in the military forces, law enforcement agencies, intelligence services, or other governmental agencies of an established nation-state.
Terrorists attempt not only to sow panic but also to undermine confidence in the government and political leadership of their target country. Terrorism is therefore designed to have psychological effects that reach far beyond its impact on the immediate victims or object of an attack. Terrorists mean to frighten and thereby intimidate a wider audience, such as a rival ethnic or religious group, an entire country and its political leadership, or the international community as a whole.
Terroristgroups generally have few members, limited firepower, and comparatively few organizational resources. For this reason they rely on dramatic, often spectacular, bloody and destructive acts of hit-and-run violence to attract attention to themselves and their cause. Through the publicity generated by their...
Axia Campus of University of Phoenix
Every nation big or small suffers from random acts of violence known as terrorism. Described in this paper is what terrorism is, facts about terrorism, and details concerning one of the most disastrous terrorist attacks that took place in the United States, along with other attacks in both the U.S. and other nations. Several questions will be answered which include: Why is there heavier terrorism activity in certain areas of the world?, What do the sites of terrorist activities have in common?, Could laws, procedures, or organizations, either national or international, have prevented these attacks?, Who should determine what sorts of laws and organizations are most effective?, Does the United States have a moral obligation, a practical reason, or both, for becoming involved in stopping terrorist activities in other countries?, How has the idea of terrorism affected the lives of individual Americans since 9/11?, and How have American priorities changed since 9/11?; details will be provided that answer the questions with factual data, opinions, and views of the topics.
Terrorism is an act of violence which is used to try to force others into submission. There are many different forms of terrorism but the...
The Aum Shinrikyo is a Japanese ‘New Religious Movement Organisation’ but they are also labelled as a terrorist organisation in many countries across the world. The group originated in 1984, in Japan. It started as a cult where the founder and leader, Shoko Asahara, promised followers that they would have the power to hover or levitate if they joined. Since its establishment in 1984, it has committed at least two terrorist attacks. The group was popular in the 1990’s and had many members (10,000 in Japan and approximately 30,000 in Russia) but following the Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway, the numbers diminished due to the group being targeted by the police. They changed the name of the organisation from Aum Shinrikyo to Aleph.
The infamous Cult began in 1987 and was founded by Shoko Asahara. Aum Shinrikyo has elements of Buddhism and Christianity although Christians and Buddhists have no association to the group. The founder, Shoko Asahara, was born in 1957 and is partially blind. He spent his life studying acupuncture which is a common career in Japan for the blind. He was arrested by the Japanese authorities and held in prison for a short period for selling useless medicines to cure diseases, with the claim that they give the user special powers. He later travelled in the Himalayas where he supposedly learnt his divine powers and was teleported to the...
...Over the past Century, terrorism has evolved from random killings to massive plans for terroristgroups. To understand terrorism you must first describe it. There have been many different definitions of terrorism. The one that truly describes it is; Terrorism can not specifically describe terrorism because people will interpret it differently. Many experts believe that terrorism is an abstract concept with no essence, a single definition cannot account for all the possible uses of the term, many different definitions share common elements, the meaning of terrorism derives from the victim of target. Even with no definite conclusion terrorism can be divided into 5 categories: Simple Violence or threatened violence intended to produce fear or change. Legal Criminal violence violating legal codes and punishable by the state. Analytical Specific political and social factors behind individual terrorist acts. State-sponsored Terroristgroups used by small states and the Communist bloc to attack western interests. State Power of the government used to terrorize its people into submission. With the definitions described one can now put a terrorist organization into a specific group. The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is an analytical...
...Al Qaeda TerroristGroup
University of Phoenix
December 8, 2005
Al Qaeda is arguably the most well-known and most dangerous Islamic terrorist organization in the world. It was established around 1990 by a Saudi millionaire, Osama Bin Laden, to bring together Arabs who fought in Afghanistan against the Soviet invasion. The goal of the organization is to reestablish the Muslim state throughout the world. Al Qaeda works with allied Islamic extremist groups to overthrow regimes it deems "non-Islamic" and remove Westerners from Muslin countries. Groups affiliated with Al Qaeda have conducted numerous bombings and other violent attacks throughout the world that have resulted in the deaths of thousands of civilians. In 1996, Osama Bin Laden declared war on the United States, and two years later, he vowed to attack Americans and their allies, wherever they are.
Al Qaeda is the leading multi-national Islamic terrorist network. It was founded and is still led by Osama Bin Laden, a multimillionaire from Saudi Arabia who became an active Islamist in 1979, when he went to Afghanistan to fight the Soviet Union. Though Al Qaeda financially and operationally supports Islamist terror groups around the globe, its core remains Bin Laden and the Arabs who fought alongside him during the 1980's. This paper will talk about the...
...Terrorism by State
Professor Richard Blythe
Everest University Online
May 3rd, 2013
Terrorism by State
Terrorism by state is best defined as terrorism that is employed by a government either on its people or against other states. State terrorism can be internal or external. Internal terrorism is that in which a government commits acts of terrorism against its own people (Combs, 2013). External terrorism is committing an act of terrorism against the civilians of another state (Combs, 2013).
The act of state terrorism is favored by some countries as an instrument of war because it can be camouflaged easily from an individual act rather than an act by a government. Also by doing so leaves the terrorizing country the chance to “hit- and- run” and take out as much as possible. There is a strong chance that terrorism will become the accepted method of warfare in the future for the disenfranchised and alienated peoples because terroristgroups now have the resources to, personally and economically, support these alienated and disfranchised states (Combs, 2013). The best way to deter these alienated people from becoming a terrorist supported state, is to help them become organized and sustainable on their own resources and government without having...