Causes Of Terrorism Essay

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The 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on United States changed the way the international community views terrorism. Globalisation and technological advances have also contributed to negative things within the international arena, from giving transnational crimes a platform to operate, terrorist groups going global and also increasing threats to the international security. Different types of terrorism include social revolutionary terrorism, racial terrorism, ethnic terrorism (Nationalist), single issue terrorism and religious terrorism (Schmids, 2005). Terrorism is associated with the threat or actual use of violence, can be politically motivated and can aim to cause harm to a certain population. Terrorism has expanded to a global scale and leading to the establishment of international connected terrorist groups, from Boko Haram which is a Nigerian based Islamist terrorist group, Al-Shabab which is a Somalia based Islamist group and Al-Qaeda which had Osama bin Laden as their leader and claimed responsibility for the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Various causes led to the 9/11 attacks on the United States, including remote causes and immediate causes. The 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States involved attacking the World Trade Centre located in New York and the Pentagon which is closely located to the United States capital, Washington D.C (Kellner,####). During this terrorist, airplanes were used, crashed into buildings and this

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