Domestic Terrorism as defined by www.rand.org is “violence against the civilian population or infrastructure of a nation, often but not always by citizens of that nation and often with the intent to intimidate, coerce, or influence national policy”. Boko Haram rose to power due to the corrupt political leaders and economic troubles striking those living in Nigeria. This gives people who are concerned about what is going on to ask questions. What is Boko Haram? What is their goal? What are they doing to achieve this goal? What is the United States doing as a result? These are just a few of the possibly endless questions that could be asked about Boko Haram. As Boko Haram was created by Mohammed Yusuf in 2002, it established very …show more content…
Before the rule of Shekau, the group had targeted federal and state buildings, including prisons and police stations. After the death of Mohammed Yusuf, attacks on civilian targets such as schools, churches and even small towns increased. The cooperation with Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has led the group into more frequent, complex attacks. The group now moved into actions of violence to achieve their goals. Officially being named a terrorist group by the United States in 2013, the group has now completed over 600 reported attacks(www.justice.gov). One of the largest attacks reaching up to 2,000 known casualties occurred in towns of Baga and Doron Baga located in Borno, Nigeria. This attack took place between the days of January 3-7 in the year 2015, pulling the total destruction of 3,720 buildings in both towns (web.stanford.edu). This continued violence has affected Adamawa, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Kogi, Bauchi, Plateau, Taraba, Borno and Yobe, which are all Northern states inside of Nigeria. As violences continues to grow, the number of those affected seems to grow higher and higher, approaching 10,000 killed, and 1.5 million displaced due to this violence (www.cfr.org). The United States government determines their relationship with Nigeria to be one of the most important on the continent. As a result, when the corruption of Boko
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Terrorists all want a change in society according to their beliefs and thoughts of order by protesting with violence that terrify people. Many people are terrorizing America in the country and outside of the country. Domestic terrorists usually have disagreements
Osama bin Laden and Al Queda performed 62 attacks between 1962 and 2005. The first attack was on December 29, 1962 and while only two tourists were killed, it was the beginning of a lifetime of terror. Their last attack was on August 19, 2005, when two rockets were fired into an Israeli port killing one man. Over the course of the attacks, approximately 10,000 innocent men, women, and children were killed.
(The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica 2) The group’s headquarters were in Afghanistan and they were known for being incredibly violent and cruel, especially towards the U.S. The group is responsible for numerous terrorist attacks including the destruction of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. (The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica 2) Hundreds of people were killed and wounded in both attacks.
ISIS is a clan formed in Iraq and they despise our country and the muslims located in it. ISIS is also responsible for a lot of bombings we hear about today. ISIS was responsible for a major terrorist attack on Paris a few months ago. Paris was bombed in a hotel and many people killed or severely injured during the terrorist attacks performed by ISIS.
September 9, 2001 – The world stood still – shock/terror –cable networks were live covering the breaking news An Islamic extremist group known as al –Qaeda hijacked four commercial airplanes –targeting monumental buildings in New York and Washington D.C. – deliberate/planned suicide flights/attacks • 8:45 A.M. The first of two airplanes crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City • 9:03 A.M. a second airplane hit the South Tower of the World Trade Center • 9:43 One airplane hit the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia • A fourth plane crashed into an open field in Pennsylvania http://edition.cnn.com/2001/US/09/11/chronology.attack/
ISIS terrorized for the radical beliefs of Islam and their religion. Recently ISIS carried out an attack in Egypt on Rawdah Sufi mosque in Bir al-Abed. CNN news states, “Between 25 and 30 armed men carried out the assault, and the death toll climbs above 300.” Another ISIS attack happened in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The operations, of AQ, target those people (and their property) it considers being kafir (non-Muslims and/or Muslims who are not true to their religion). These targets have been attacked in multiple ways, including the use of suicide bombers. Most of the attacks are conducted simultaneously, possibly to maximise the impact and cause widespread fear among the targeted people (Atran, 2010). Other than the 9/11 attacks, AQ, and its affiliates, have also been known for conducting other spectacular attacks, such as the US embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya in August 1998, the 2002 Bali bombings, the 2004 Madrid train bombings and the London bombings in July 2005, resulting in all cases, in high numbers of casualties. The majority of attacks conducted by AQ have been against ‘soft targets’, consisting predominantly civilians and unarmed individuals.
ISIS is a dangerous group attacks nations and are formidable or bring fear to others. “(CNN) - The United Nations described a joint suicide bombing that killed 80 people in Afghanistan as a "war crime," saying those responsible for the attack on a peaceful demonstration will be held accountable. ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombing in the capital Saturday.” (Visser and Popalzai).
Vision The U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) commander’s vision is to foster a more stable region in West Africa where the sovereignty and security of all states are protected. In order to achieve this vision, USARFRICOM must help create conditions in which Nigeria no longer poses a threat to its neighbors and has been prevented from obtaining weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), while also denying violent extremist organizations (VEOs) the ability to conduct operations in the region. By removing these primary drivers of instability USAFRICOM will create the conditions for a more stable environment that supports greater economic development and prosperity. Introduction The environment in West Africa is increasingly fragile with states facing challenges that threaten stability across the region. The most significant regional challenge is Nigeria’s increasing aggressiveness toward its neighbors.
I wanted to learn about domestic terrorism incidents and what separates domestic terrorism from international terrorism. The term of domestic terrorism seems to have changed in recent years from those with anti-government views like Timothy McVeigh and the Weather Underground to include those with beliefs of international terror groups such as the Boston Marathon Bombers and Fort Hood shooter. I felt somewhat unsure as to if suspects like the Boston Marathon Bombers fit the category of domestic terrorism or international terrorism, and I now feel as if I have a much better understanding of terrorism terms. I would have liked to explore more topics related to how we can better detect and prevent possible domestic terrorists and homegrown violent
Introduction On October 1st 1960 , British rule over Nigeria as a colony ended, as well as most of its official structure. Nigerian leaders were left with the task of taking up the leadership of the Nigerian people from the British with a promise of democratic rule; however within fifteen years after independence various institutions experienced great changes bringing great instability and uncertainty to the newly founded government. Northern and Southern regions of Nigeria both felt the impacts in education, politics, religion and ethnically. This causes one to wonder what the British Imperialistic government did differently, and why the difference between the Southern and Northern region became so evident in the fifteen years after independence.
Frustrated with the abuse they face everyday, people in the region have no choice but to protest. Multinational oil companies (MNCs) and the Nigerian government respond to these protests by public executions, restrictions placed on the rights of the people and various other abuses such as rape, and the killing of innocent civilians. These various forms of human rights violations are performed with the help of Nigerian security forces hired by multinational oil companies. Despite all the countless violations and abuses by the oil companies, the region 's inhabitants are still yet to receive a proper procedure for pressing charges and seeking justice. When the Nigerian government does come up with a plan to combat these issues, the plan usually lacks a proper procedure and cannot be maintained in the long run.
Low productivity and 7. Endemic corruption, greed. Given the Nigeria’s socio economic and political disposition Globalization presented more challenges for the country for it lacks what is needed to be relevant and deal with it untill the nation can achieve a certain measure of good governance, modest economic
Terrorism causes fear all across the world. People are terrified because of what happens in these attacks. There are many different kinds of fear caused by terrorist attacks. Some react to these attacks differently than others. Many react to these attacks in a constructive and rational matter, this helps to not give the terrorists what they want.