The word ‘terrorism’ can be traced back to the French Revolution and the reign of terror committed against the population of France in the 1790s. During this time, thousands of people were killed and the general population was severely oppressed. Also, some of the first instances of terrorist tactics, such as assassination and intimidation, were witnessed in the killing of prominent officials and other opponents of the Revolution. In general, terrorists aim to incite fear in the population through pre-meditated violent acts and gain publicity as a medium in achieving their goals. Such acts include taking hostages, bombings and assassinations, all of which create fear and compliance in a victim or audience. Terrorism can be distinguished from other types of political violence through its disregard for and intentional harming of innocent civilians. Also, terrorists usually adopt a state of mind where one side is always good and any opposition is bad and deserves to be punished. As a result, terrorists will always have some supporters who share the same radical thoughts as them and thus terrorism, as a whole, will always be accepted as a legitimate use of violence. This is the reasoning behind the famous phrase by Gerald Seymour, “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter”(QUOTE
Terrorism has had a profound affect on the world, as it has inspired fear and despair in the hearts of millions of people. Specifically in the United States, where in certain circumstances U.S. citizens will carry out acts of terror to further their own cause. Domestic terrorism has taken roots in many aspects of society through certain ideological groups, radicalization through media, and by acts of terror that cause immense civil unrest.
Terrorism is one international political issue that has been significant in US society since the end of the Cold War. Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, America’s sense of security has been destroyed and continued terrorist attacks in other parts of the world targeting Americans, as well as other allied nations further fuels a sense of anxiety. From Bin Laden, to Saddam Hussein and ISIS the fear of further terrorism attacks is
However, security effectiveness does not prevent terrorists from committing their terror attacks. Most of the people members of these groups are even ready to die, and they will use any method to cause destruction. Some will even swallow bombs and go to public places where a lot of people gather (Kamien G. D, 2006). The terrorist also comes up with other methods of administering their wrath when they realize that the security is tight. These methods include the use of weapons that can easily get ported without causing much attention like guns instead of bombs and also recruiting members of the target country to their group.
Terrorism is the act of engaging in destructive acts or causing mayhem by a group of people in order to pursue their agenda. This act of intolerance has been on the rise especially in Muslim countries. Terror groups such as the al-Qaida and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have emerged in different parts of the Asia and Africa. Their agenda is to impose the sharia law in the Muslim community. This is because they feel oppressed by the Western countries which are composing of the Christian majority (Duyvesteyn & Peeters, 2015).
Imagine standing in the streets of New York City on an ordinary day when 911 occurred. What would you do? Would you run or would you help the people? This would not have happened if we can find a way to prevent terrorism in the United States. Imagine the lives that would have been saved that day. Preventing terrorism would be one of the greatest achievements the United States could complete, but it is a lot harder to prevent terrorism then you might think. If we can prevent terrorism, we would save countless lives, save lots of money, and the world would be safer. First, to stop terrorism we have to know what it even is.
Terrorism is far from new to nations around the world. Attacks that make the headlines in international news occur almost daily. However, each act of terrorism provides its own goal or objective, which may or may not have a different aim than a previous attack, which makes the threat even more difficult to prevent. Terrorism is a concept that is hard to define, but many government organizations and authors around the world have defined or attempted to provide a definition of terrorism. In spite of the lack of a single definition, terrorism is commonly referred to as a phenomenon because it is constantly evolving. This, in turn, makes terrorism even more difficult to predict and forecast.
Terrorism in the twenty-first century has some similarities and differences from terrorism in the twentieth century. Terrorism is, in its broadest sense, the use or threatened use of violence in order to achieve a political, religious, or ideological aim. Also useful to remember that because the two entities involved, the terrorists and the terrorized, are on the opposite end of the political, religious or ideological continuum, the same act is viewed by them differently. There is much sense in the phrase one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.
Terrorism is nothing new and has likely been used in one form or another since before the beginning of recorded time. While some of the early written accounts are not completely clear as to the exact identity and relationships the perpetrators had to their targets, it is exceedingly clear that these groups were taking action in an attempt to manipulate the actions and opinions of their target audience. Over the many millennia since those times, this type of activity has evolved into its present form but is still used in an attempt to manipulate the actions and opinions of a target audience.
Today, it seems like acts of violence are part of the world we live in. Today, terrorist acts have become the norm in all parts of the world. Terror attacks are surprise attacks involving the calculated use of violence against civilians (metro.co.uk). The motive behind these senseless attacks will most likely be religious, political or economic in nature (metro.co.uk ). The act of terrorism will be carried out using methods designed to intimidate and instill fear. (metro.co.uk).According to Story Maps, there were over 1044 terrorist acts in 2017. In the United States, there were two attacks in New York, two in Virginia, one in Flint, Michigan, one in Kansas City, one in Oklahoma City, one in Denver and one in Minnesota. Not all the acts of terrorism followed the same pattern or degree of violence. This is because there are many different types of terrorist acts. Terrorist acts include, bombings, kidnappings, armed attacks, assassination, arson, fire bombings, hijackings, skyjackings, nuclear attacks, radiological attacks, biological, and chemical terrorists attacks.
On September 11, 2001, over 3,000 people were killed including 400 policeman and firefighters. This devastating terrorist attack is the largest on United States soil. While anti terrorist organizations work diligently, the threat of terror can never be fully eliminated. Terrorist organizations are motivated by generally five reasons. These five reasons have divided terrorism into 5 separate categories. With these terrorist groups always threatening danger, the anti terrorist organizations work hard to protect United States citizens from terrorist threats, however the broad spectrum of terrorism can never be extinguished leaving terrorist attacks that will always find a way to present themselves. The United States of America is in danger of terrorist attacks every second of every day.
Since the attack of 911, the U.S. has established new law enforcement and security programs to detect and prevent future terrorist attacks such as ones similar to 9/11. Agencies like Homeland Security have prevented man-made crimes not just terror attacks but before they actually happen. An example of this was when in 2009, U.S. intelligence agencies stopped more than six terrorist attempts according to Heritage.org. They also report foiling at least 28 attempted plane terrorist plots. During President Obama’s recent Oval office video, he addressed how our intelligence forces have improved since 9/11. “Intelligence and law enforcement agencies have disrupted countless plots and worked around the clock to keep our country safe” (Obama, 2015) If
Terrorism is a budding problem in the present world. It has been a big issue since the events of 9/11. There are numerous terrorist organizations in the world today. Three of these organization are responsible for most of the terrorist attack today. These organizations are Al Qaeda, Taliban and ISIS. These organization orchestrate most of the attacks that happen today. According to New York Times, the numerous attacks that happened in Paris, that killed 130 people, Egypt, that killed 224 people and the Orlando night club shooting was orchestrated by ISIS. In this new information age and with the technology of internet, the terrorist have found a very easy way to launch attacks.
Terrorism is a crime which is nowadays increased.The maior attack was 0-11 attack,almost all countries implememted new laws to fight against terrorism.Various programs were launched against the attack but they faced problems:
Terrorism, which has been around for as long as people can remember, has been on the rise for the past ten years. Terrorists usually use murdering, kidnapping, hi-jacking and bombings to achieve their political purpose. For instance, according to Wikipedia.com (2006), in 1985 816 deaths, then in 2003, more than 1,000 people died by terorist acts around the world. In recent years, terrorism seems to be at a new height and attacks are much more violent than in the past. Unfortunately, in spite of many anti-terror campaigns, projects and organizations are being created for prevention (to prevent) terrorism, the number of terrorists only is increasing. These days terrorism is all over the world.