Terrorism : The Terrorist Of Yesterday Essay

1830 WordsNov 18, 20148 Pages
INTRODUCTION After the 9th of September attack on the United States, the study of terrorism received major publicity. The timeline after the violence has seen tens of thousands of new books and articles about terrorism being published. Despite this vast growth in the field, there is a lot we do not know about the effects of terrorism, and there are several areas of debate amongst terrorism scholars and experts. It is evident that terrorism tactics are growing increasingly complex. “The terrorist of yesterday is the hero of today and the hero of yesterday becomes the terrorist of today” (If you quoted someone you need a reference here). It is important to know what terrorism is in the present day and what is not. It is hard to outline what terrorism is because the definition of the phrase has been changing over the past two centuries and is still changing. It has been seen to change from a positive implication over the French Revolution which is closely associated with the ideals of virtue and democracy, through the revolution and lastly to a religiously inspired act as it is professed these days. We have to inquire if “old” and “new” terrorism actually exist or does the state we are facing remind us of an old wine in a new bottle? The paper is to discuss majorly what terrorism is today or currently and how it differs from terrorism that was. The significant and most crucial issues to be discussed in this paper will integrate how it should be outlined and understood as a
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