Terrorism : Terrorism And Terrorism

1003 Words May 18th, 2016 5 Pages
Terrorism is when a group of extremist or just one extremist attacks because of political, religious, or economic reasons. I believe the reason why people use terrorism is because this is their form of revenge. They may disagree with something and attack to show how mad they are and to create fear. Terrorism has been used in the past. 9/11 was not the first time terrorism has happened. For example on February 26, 1993, there was the first World Trade Center bombing. What happened was that in a van there were explosives and cyanide. They were set of and six people died and thousands were wounded. Also, there was the Terror of the State. What happened was that millions of people were executed, arrested, and imprisoned. Around 20 million Soviets ended up dying. On February 25, 1994 a man named Baruch Goldstein did a religiously inspired terror. Goldstein was a follower of a Jewish terrorist group name Kach. During the holy month of Ramadan Goldstein went into the town of Hebron. In Hebron he went inside the Ibrahim Mosque. Inside the Ibrahim Mosque he had an assault-rifle and shot 111 shots. The people he was shooting at were 800 Palestinian Muslim worshippers. 29 people died and 150 were injured but were then beaten to death.

The cause of the 9/11 attack was that there were us troops located in Saudi Arabia. These were considered sacred lands of Islam. On pg.10 in the reading packet it says, “He saw their presence as a way for the United States to fight against and…
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