What happened? On Thursday 7th July, 2007, four suicide bombers detonated bombs in central London. The co-ordinated, pre-planned, attacks hit the transport systems during the morning rush hour. Three bombs detonated around 08:50am on underground trains just outside Liverpool Street and Edgware Road stations, and on another travelling between King’s Cross and Russell Square. The fourth, and final explosion, was around an hour later on a double-decker bus in Travistock Square. How the attack was carried out? Three of the bombers travelled to Luton from their homes in West Yorkshire in a hired car. At Luton they met the fourth bomber and boarded a train to London King’s Cross, each wearing a rucksack packed with explosives. At King’s Cross they
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On Friday, September 15th, Britain was bombed by a terrorist group in an underground train in London. As a result, 29 people were sent to the hospital for their injuries, but luckily the injuries were not life-threatening. Eight of those 29 people have been discharged from the hospital.
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This article was about the Nigerian school girls that were kidnapped by Boko Haram about two years ago. The author wrote about how the search for the girls isn’t over as well as how the girls rescues are being planned, but the military and government officials from America are afraid that if they attempt to rescue one group of the girls the other will suffer because of it. African officials are afraid that Boko Haram is making the school girls become suicide bombers or giving them the option to become suicide bombers to escape the lives they are facing. They believe that the girls are choosing to be suicide bombers to escape the lives of being trapped, used for childbearing and abused that they have been forced into.
This paper will discuss some key terms in the form of religious adherence, radicalisation, and sectarian violent extremism. It will demonstrate changes in terrorism threat in the United Kingdom (UK) since 1969. From the UK threat of the IRA and the current IS trends in Terrorist groups, the paper will demonstrate the changes in terrorism history, including when terrorism became a term used in the UK. The lone actor will be explored, defining pathways into terrorism, and characteristics that these individuals may display., but also explaining that can a true lone actor exist? Theorists such as Pantucci will give vital information on radicalisation. This will give insight to the real complications and threats of those who become radicalised,
In Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism Robert Pape examines the Western misconceptions of suicide terrorism and the failures of foreign policy towards addressing this trans-national issue. Failures to recognize the issue of policy towards Suicide Terrorism worsens the issue and making this issue only larger. This paper will analyze Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism and refute the unrealistic Western perception of suicide terrorism.
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