Some terror attacks are committed anonymously so how would that bring about any change. Unlike politicians who want to achieve change, terrorist refuse to compromise minimizing any possibility of archiving their goals. Finally, terrorist fight other terrorists, instead of acting like political entities they act more like rival
It is important for a definition such as this to be accepted internationally as current definitions of terrorism can be abused by various factions. Many terrorist organizations use the current ambiguous definition of terrorism to promote their own interests and goals. Although politicians also promote their own interests and needs by making political use of the term “terrorism” by emphasizing the brutality of the term (Ganor 293). Another significant reason that an international definition for terrorism is adopted is to help emphasize the difference between terrorism
Minorities are also much more likely to be arrested, experts estimate that at the rate of current trends 1 in 3 black men will be arrested in their lifetime compared to 1 in 17 white men (Hagler). The obvious disparities in these statistics reveal just how far deep racial discrimination runs in the criminal justice system. Minorities are discriminated against in every stage of their prosecution: from stop-and-frisk, to arrest, to sentencing and
Gus Martin defines state sponsored-terrorism as an official government that supports policies of violence, repression, and intimidation when it is an act committed against an enemy of the state. They pursue such policies by using or creating “unofficial” groups through monetary means to commit a heinous act against an individual or group that is deemed an enemy of the state. (Martin, 71) There are two types of terrorism committed by the state. That of state assistance for terrorism and the other of state patronage for terrorism. In terms of patronage, on the international level this is when the government creates a group to act beyond the scope of the government and its laws and on a domestic level they impact culture and national security to maintain the governments form of “law and order”.
There are a large number of people who believe that Islam is not compatible with Western culture. This belief is likely due to a combination of things. Radical Islamic terrorist groups are the first reason. Why would a religion of peace be able to produce groups that are capable of such heinous crimes against humanity? Another reason is that many Islamic countries practice Sharia Law which is not at all in line with western values as it oppresses women and homosexuals.
Terrorism as stated in the Oxford English Dictionary is “The unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.” and calculated is “done with full awareness of the likely consequences.” From this we see that a calculated terrorist is one who made use of violence against civilians, fully understanding the consequences, in order to achieve a political goal. Next we can look into Brown’s motives for his crimes, James N. Gilbert lists 3 points as to what motivates some terrorists “1.Society is sick and cannot be cured by half measures of reform. 2.The state is in itself violent and can be countered and overcome only by violence.
In particular, definitions that pull from historical context help contextualize terrorism. Because in discussions of terrorism, history has largely been ignored in favor of current events (Gage 81), the terrorist acts facing the world today are often viewed
Reprisals in the laws of war are extremely limited, as they commonly breached the rights of non-combatants, an action outlawed by the Geneva Conventions. It refers to acts which are illegal if taken alone, but become legal when adopted by one state in retaliation for the commission of an earlier illegal act by another state. Counter-reprisals are generally not allowed. It also relate to the topic use of force because it involves war and we all know that wars includes arm conflicts between states internationally. There are lot of aspects that deals on the use of force for example, sometimes police are accused of an unjustified use of force to subdue a suspected criminal or to quell protesters.
Subsequently, throughout Krugman’s entire article about the war on terrorism, he replaces specific words and common propaganda techniques in order to demonstrate his disdain for the fighting against terrorists. Whether they are conservatives supporting war against terrorism or liberals downplaying the dangers of terror, both Coulter and Krugman use propaganda techniques and intentional diction in order to deceive their audience through a single word. A single word that can be manipulated to divide, fight, or unite. A single word that carries overwhelming authority. A single word called
In the recent news, everyone’s heard of the rise in hate crime. Most hate crime is “motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence,” (Dictionary.com). Hate crimes have spanned across the country and impact thousands of lives each year. The FBI started investigating hate crimes at the turn of the 20th century. The FBI define hate crime as, “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity,” (FBI).
The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 was a law that was signed by President Ronald Reagan on October 27, 1986. This law was what officially began the all-out war on drugs that is still being fought today by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies across the United States and internationally. This particular Act has been one of the leading cause of mass incarceration of both men and women in America. The prison population has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 2000 due to strict laws against drug dealers, drug traffickers, and users. Each year, the overall prison population surpassed the 1 million mark (Lurigio & Loose, 2008).
The events of 9/11 intensified the fear of terrorism and the war on terror became the sole purpose of American politics, thus putting terrorism and war on the same outlook. Unfavorable views of Islam and overall negative views of Muslim may be associated with the support for the War on Terror. It is safe to say that public attitudes toward Muslims help one 's stance on the War on Terror. Cainkar expresses that terming a “war” on terrorism provokes fear and promotes violence. On the other hand, the attacks of 9/11 provide a justification for creating this campaign.
1900-1950 First: The Mexican Revolution When Porfirio Diaz became Mexico’s president in 1884, he prioritized foreign imperialists interests (Acuna 162). The country fell into debts to foreign governments and banks. The situation caused dissatisfaction among the Mexican citizens and led to the breaking out of a revolution.
One of the biggest controversies surrounding the events of September 11th focuses on whether the Bush administration actually allowed the attacks to occur so that the U.S. could increase its presence in the Middle East to gain control of its resources. This controversy also sparks debate on the validity of the 9/11 Commission Report. The United States has been the main catalyst in destabilizing the middle eastern countries, yet this idea that the U.S. government had a large part in creating the chaos in the Middle East and supporting terrorist groups, such as Al Qaeda, is still widely dismissed and rejected, despite obvious and overwhelming evidence. It took advantage of internal tensions, and blew them to great wars that left destruction in
After a terrorist attack of any kind there are always consequences that must be faced. Sometimes the point of the terrorist attacks is because the organization wished to send a message or to influence policy in their favor. However, after the 9/11 attacks administrators realized that the United States was not prepared for a tragedy of this kind and had little to no measures to prevent one, this lead them to create new programs and policies. Terrorist organization’s goal often comes down to one of the following: regime change, territorial change, policy change, social control and status quo maintenance. The main purpose of a terror attack may well be to influence public policy.