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
“John Brown: Freedom Fighter or Terrorist?” Terrorism can be defined in many ways and can be taken differently by many people, and all have their own definition. Some say John brown is a terrorist but others say he was john brown was a freedom fighter. John Brown is a freedom fighter. John Brown was also fighting for slaves freedom and there equal rights.
Many acts of terrorism still happen today. Terrorism is the use of violence against a person's property. In the 1800's, John Brown was against slavery and fought for what he believed in, but his actions were violent and he terrorized many people. Even though terrorism can be defined in many ways, John Browns actions at Harpers Ferry and Pottawatomie Creek were acts of terrorism, which justify him as a terrorist.
America has gone through difficult times with war, but has gone through harder times with the war on terror. Terrorism is defined as the use of terror or threat. The war on terror became a big deal on December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was bombed by hundreds of Japanese fighter planes, but has been a bigger deal since that attack on the Twin Towers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.. The bombing of the Twin Towers and to the Pentagon was like a Pearl Harbor but for the 21st century. Terrorist turn to violent means such as killing and bombing of the government.
The Cold War did occur after WWII between the United States and The Soviet Union at the time of President Ronald Reagan administration. The Soviet union and its government had the ideology of spreading communism around the world. The United States was against communism and this why the country went to war with Vietnam. "Containment" was the ultimate goal by the U.S. to preventing communism from happen worldwide. My perception of the Cold War and the War on Terror is due to the lack of the United States government to understanding other countries language, culture and way of life.
The word ‘terrorist’ is used very loosely when talking about any race other than the Middle Eastern one. Any man that identifies as ‘White’ can go into a church, kill nine people yet still not be called a terrorist but that he has a ‘mental illness’. (Ford). Take any instance of a white man committing an act of terrorism, it is never called what it is. “A ‘hate crime’, many reporters and politicians quickly cautioned audiences to "wait for all the facts" before assuming that this mass murder was racially motivated.
Mass shootings are a serious problem and the U.S. has the most of them every year. People are scared, some so scared that they won’t hardly leave their house. There is all kinds of different things that can lessen the mass shootings. When are mass shootings looked at as terrorism? There is a lot of things to take in to account and look at and some are pretty shocking.
Today some people would say that John Brown is a terrorist, and some people would might say he isn’t. The dictionary’s definition of a terrorist is, “A person who uses unlawful violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims”. An example of this would be if a man shot about 20 to 35 children because culturally diverse kids were all in the same school together, versus the shooting at Las Vegas. That man was shooting people just to shoot people. Which is why I would say John Brown isn’t a terrorist because, he only killed the slave owners.
Sorel stated that terrorism could be defined as an illicit act (irrespective of its perpetrator or its purpose) which creates a disturbance in the public order as defined by the international community, by using serious and indiscriminate violence (in whatever form, whether against people or public or private property) in order to generate an atmosphere of terror with the aim of influencing political action. By defining domestic terrorism this way, the Law enforcement and the department of Homeland security have achieved in understanding domestic
Domestic terrorism refers any forcefulness act exerted on the civilian population or the infrastructure of a particular nation. Mostly domestic terrorism is done by the citizens of the nation with the intention of coercing, intimidating the national policy. A lone wolf terrorist is a situation where a citizen performs a forceful act supporting or basing on ideology and beliefs of certain movements or groups. One person alone without any command or assistances does a lone terrorist from the group.
In the United States, domestic terrorism refers to “groups or an individual operating entirely within the United States or Puerto Rico without foreign direction” (Bartol & Bartol. 2011, 326). But domestic terrorism is operated within a state not particularly in the United States. “International terrorism refers to violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or any state and under the direction of a foreign government, group, organization, or person” (Bartol & Bartol, 2011,
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
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.