Terrorism: Applying Symbolic Interactionism

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Terrorism, has as of yesterday, just stuck New York with a bombing and Minnesota with a stabbing spree that injured more than 30 people combined. ISIS is claiming responsibility for both of these attacks although it is unclear at this time whether or not they were telling the truth. It does not matter to ISIS if they committed the attack or not as long as they get credit for it. They need to stay active to keep up their fear to influence their soldiers and future recruits so they can look powerful. This means that for America and its citizens they are under constant threat of random attack. Applying symbolic interactionism, it is clear that terrorism is a learned behavior. Groups of terrorists are coming together to spread their label and promote
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