Ethno terrorist groups

2143 WordsOct 21, 20139 Pages
How is ‘ethno-nationalist’ terrorism distinguished from other forms of terrorism? Does an ethno-nationalist terrorist threat require a different response to other forms? Answer these questions with appeal to a) theories and concepts of terrorism, and b) a case study of one terrorist group that has ‘ethno-nationalist’ characteristics. A main misconception of terrorism especially in today’s society is that, society views terrorism as faith- based acts of violence, when it may not be the case. Terrorism is an illegitimate mean to achieve a cause; it is a willful defense of an ideology or a political group. These acts by sub state actors who violently target non-combatants to communicate a political a message. Terrorist are neither crazy nor…show more content…
What had followed was a series of acts on the Western World, which changed the shacked the world. It changed the world’s perception and its political behavior regarding the issue of terrorism and national security, and this is when ‘The War on Terror’ was establish in 2000 due to the following attacks; In 1998 United States embassies in Kenya and Tanzania being bombed, in 2000 the Suicide strike against the USS Cole in Yemen, September 11, 2001 attacks on United States World Trade Center and Pentagon, The 2002 the Bali Bombings, The Madrid bombing in 2004, in 2005 the London transport bombing and the list goes on. Ayman Al-Zawahri is the ideological brains behind the war launched against America (Riedel,2008) the logic behind Al-Qaeda’s attacks on the United States on the September 11, 2001 bombings was to destroy the United States financial operations, being the Twin Tower in New York, and military headquarters, the Pentagon located in Washington, DC. After the September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda to take control and influence the Middle East, an opportunity which arose was the in Iraq that was a chance for Al- Qaeda to attempt to make the Middle East more like Afghanistan. Interesting enough that notion was rejected by the Iraqi community and oppositions. This was interesting point raised, the reason being that there is an assumption by the
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