Arson And Terrorism

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Arson. Arson is another tactic that has been a favorite of certain terrorist groups. Over the past twenty years, almost 14 percent of all terrorist incidents have been arsons, and in most cases an incendiary device was used to start the fire. The Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist groups use it as part of their subversive campaigns. Other groups around the world have repeatedly proven their proficiency in manufacturing and using Molotov cocktails. Assassination. Assassination was the earliest tactic used by terrorists. It fact, the word “assassin” is derived from the Hashshasin, or the Society of Assassins, the Islamic terrorists who operated in the Middle East during the tenth century. Diplomats and politicians have always been the favorite target of assassins, with military and police personnel coming the6 second. Today’s terrorists, however, also assassinate business and cultural leaders, highranking government and military personnel. Armed Attacks. Armed attacks by terrorists have become increasingly lethal in the past few years. Sikh terrorists in India have stopped bus loads of people on numerous occasions and murdered all of the Hindus on the buses by machine-gunning them to death. The victims usually include children, women, and older Hindus, who are indiscriminately slaughtered by their attackers. The same tactic is used by Tamil groups operating in Sri Lanka. In Peru, the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) has been responsible for more than 10,000 deaths.
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