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.
National terrorism has been the focus of attention since September 11 (Haubrich, 2006). Unfortunately, domestic terrorism is now becoming increasingly common with hate groups around our nation. Domestic terrorism can be defined as violent acts that someone has committed in their own country against their fellow citizens and infrastructures. Some examples of violent acts include violent crimes, (murder, assault, and etc.) property crimes, and public order crimes. It can also be a crime against the state or federal government, like for example the attack on the World Trade Centers and the infamous Oklahoma City bombing.
Terrorism is not new. It exists and is in full expansion. US Law Code defines terrorism as "an act of premeditated violence and politically motivated, perpetrated against non-combatant targets by sub-national groups or agents’’. Thus, the addition of the word "domestic" to this type of phenomenon underlies the idea of an internal threat, a threat that would come of citizens. As for example the Kouachi brothers, born in Paris, or Mohammed Merah, born in Toulouse, they are numerous to have grown in countries which had welcomed their parents, and received an education which made citizens of it in the same way as the others.
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
American terrorism; a history rooted and grown in the south When one hears the word terrorism what is the first image that comes to mind? For many the word brings the image of what we’ve come to know as the typical Middle Eastern terrorist burned into our skulls from both social media and news outlets. But when you look at the actual definition of terrorism which is “the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims”, (terrorism , n.d.) America has seen terrorism for a majority of our short time as a country, just in many different shapes sizes and hatreds. But where does it all stem from, and how could an organization so terrible and with a strong history of violence for an unjust reason still exist, the
Terrorism has grown to become an important term during the past 40 years and this has been linked to certain groups using terrorism strategies to create chaos and mayhem among governments and the public. But terrorism has grown to develop different meanings among different people and even within government departments (Meisels). The severity and strategies of terrorisms have also changed in recent times with certain groups causing terror in public while others fighting certain groups and individuals and claiming it to be the fight for freedom. Over time terrorism has developed several meanings and each community has come to understand terrorism with a different meaning.
The section expands the definition to include “a violent, criminal act intended to affect the conduct of government by mass destruction” (1)(B)(iii). The section also defines domestic terrorism as “any act that is “dangerous to human life, involves a violation of any state or federal law intended to influence government policy, or coerce a civilian population” (5)(B)(i)(ii). A problem with the definition of domestic terrorism is that the term is broad in scope, and could encompass non-terror activist organizations (e.g., Greenspace, Operation Rescue, etc.), and subject them to being
Introduction Religious terrorism - is the most dangerous form of terrorism based on religious fanaticism. This phenomenon threatens not only the Middle East but also States that are far beyond the areas traditionally associated with the religion of the Prophet. (Mozaffari 2005, pp.34-36). One of the key actors in the Middle East was Osama bin Laden. With vast resources, bin Laden financed the Taliban.
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.
Over the history of the United States, there have been many attempts of terrorism on our soil, many through domestic roots. One such political quarrel that marked the radicalization of the American public far enough to bring about terrorism were on the terms of certain legislations, the concept of abolitionism and anti-abolitionism. Legislations like the Missouri Compromise, and Fugitive Slave act were very controversial to the general public, both in the North and South. At this time, many abolitionists chose to perform pacifist demonstrations rather than violent conflict to achieve their dream. Generation of sentiment against slavery culmunated in John Brown was a calculated terrorist as he used extreme forms of violence against the populus
Rough Draft: After the 9/11 attack many Americans have come to realize what terrorism really is, but for the kids that 9/11 was history to here you go. Terrorism today is the use of violence usually against other countries aimed towards politics. Targeting terrorist leaders might not make much difference, but it is cheap, it is low risk for the United States (Fisher,par.18). According to Max Fisher’s article going after terrorist leaders isn’t always the best, well the U.S. did that for the 9/11 attack, we ended up killing Osama Bin Laden the man who planned 9/11 out. Terrorist groups like the Al Qaeda, ISIS, and the Jihadist are a threat to mankind.
The appearance of radical terrorism in the United States has set incredible weight on the law authorization group. In particular, our emergency management held by the federal established organization such as (FEMA) have been looking for an approach to adjust country security and conventional wrongdoing and issue obligations. Constrained and in some cases rare assets must be allotted in light of need, which driving some CEO's of every agencies to recognize that they are having extensive trouble directing this exercise in careful control. Private security authorities are encountering a comparable wonder. While their customary obligation to secure individuals, property, and data has proceeded with, they are currently additionally anticipated that
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. If we can do this we can minimize these attacks across the world. So, are you with me? Will you help to minimize this problem?