What Drives Someone to Complete the Devastating Acts of Terrorism?

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Since the darkest day, September 11, 2001, the citizens of The United States of America are on alert and are weary of acts of terrorism. One can turn on the television and can easily find an act of terrorism. Most recent acts are the Boston bombings or the bombings in Volgograd, and most recently the two bombings in Sochi. What drives someone to complete the devastating acts of terrorism? How can on predict, based off of antisocial behaviors, who is more likely to become a terrorist? Regardless of ethnicity, nationality, or racial background, experts agree terrorists share one common link: their childhood. One tends to be more susceptible to becoming a terrorist because of a traumatic event in their childhood to cause antisocial behavior.…show more content…
For example Osama Bin Laden, disagreed with political views in his country and what did he do? He gained power and struck fear in people and gained their support to start the revolution for change.
All terrorist start their journey to terrorism early in childhood. Most terrorists have a “criminal mentality and had previous lives as criminals” (Kershaw). Terrorists are criminals; however, their crimes are on a larger scale and tend to be recognized throughout the world. Most terrorists have an “unconscious fear of mortality, of leaving no legacy” (Kershaw). This explains that a terrorist who upgraded from a criminal does not want to die without leaving a legacy behind. Also there is a “trigger of some kind to accelerate radicalization - for example, the politically related killing of a friend or relative” (Kershaw). Typically terrorists who started out with a low level criminal mindset, begin to think about dying without a legacy, which causes the person to execute acts of terrorism. The initial trigger for the person to act out is the killing of a relative or close friend. Two of the most famous terrorists that we know today are, Osama Bin Laden and Adolf Hitler. We know Bin Laden very well because he left vivid images of the twin towers being destroyed on 9/11, as well as he

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