The Pros And Cons Of Extremism

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When the extremists try to harm the public or try to have advantages over other people who are not under them, it is known as extremism. In other words, extremism is individuals who have incredibly strong views on something that can threaten the safety or security of the world. The extremists have no mercy for those people because they believe that those who do not follow them are their enemies, and also God’s enemies. After I read some articles about religious and cultural extremism, I have been convinced by these three articles: anti-abortion extremism, Ku Klux Klan, and 9/11 (Al-Qaeda). Therefore, I believe that religious and cultural extremism is a global security threat. Many people think that abortion, the process of ending pregnancy before resulting in a birth…show more content…
On September 11th, 2001, the Islamic extremist group Al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and used them to attack the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, one of the planes hit the Pentagon, and the last plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania (9/11 Attacks, 2010). According to Rae (2013), this attack of the Al-Qaeda killed around 300 people on the planes and over 3,000 people in the towers and on the ground. The causes of this attack were because the Al-Qaeda wanted to replace the existing political order in the Muslim world with a Taliban-like extreme order and they saw the United States as the barrier (Hicks, Arii, & Rothman, 2012). This last case was full of seriousness. Many innocent people got killed because of this conflict between the government and the Islamic extremist group. When religious and cultural extremists get involved with the politics or capture the state power, it can definitely lead to a global security threat. It is because the extremists can use all of the sources or power over that certain state as much as they
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