Define The Word Terrorism

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The attacks by Al-Qaeda on September 11, 2001 made the word terrorism a commonly used term in the United States. Americans found themselves constantly questioning everything around them and worrying that another attack might occur. Many Americans thought this was their first experience with terrorism. However, terrorist and terrorism have existed in the United States and all over the world for a very long time. Terrorism embraces many different aspects which makes it difficult to define and allows it to create many risk for emergency responders. It is difficult to define the word terrorism because it means something different to everyone. The term has become controversial because terrorism contains violence and it is hard to determine when the use of violence is legitimate. One person may think an event was an act of terrorism while the group that committed the act felt they were justified in doing it. Within the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Emergency Management…show more content…
Countries around the world also have different definitions of terrorism. The definitions of terrorism contain key ideas
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