Terrorism : Terrorism And Terrorism

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What is a terrorist? Who are terrorists? In a noun perspective, terrorist is a person who uses unlawful violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims. In other words meaning, the unlawful use or threat of violence especially against the state or the public as a politically motivated means of attack or coercion. The terms 'terrorist' and 'terrorism' have been used since the late 18th century. While several definitions agree that terrorism can or does consist in deliberately killing or trying to kill civilians, they disagree as to whether that violence should also aim at some political effect in order to qualify as 'terrorism'. The term terrorism, like globalism, is difficult to define and has a …show more content…

There were a number of prime ministers, presidents and top government officials that were killed by extreme anarchists from 1865 to 1905 (Terrorism Files Organization , 2012). A terrorist chooses to commit different terrorist acts based upon something that is important to the group like a political agenda (Charles A. Lushbaugh, 2016). One of the most committed acts is bombings. This tactic can have a big number of casualties. We saw this take place in Oklahoma City where a federal building was blown up resulting in 168 people killed and 500 injured (Charles A. Lushbaugh, 2016). Another is the hijacking of airplanes, buses, trains, and cruise ships or any other transportation that is considered to be mass transportation (Charles A. Lushbaugh, 2016). Doing this act is mainly committed for the high propaganda value that it has. Kidnapping is a big terrorist tactic where they target would target a wealthy person and hold them for a large ransom of money (Charles A. Lushbaugh, 2016). In return the terrorist use this money to support expense within their activities. Some consider the Southern Christian Leadership Conference headed by Dr. Martin Luther King to be an act of terrorism. They were a group of young southern ministers. These ministers shared a belief that the black church should play an important role in the African American civil rights movement . They

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