The word terrorism has popped up more and more times spreading through America like a virus, but this is no ordinary virus. This word is used to change the lives of one culture and to put fear in others throughout the world. The word can create chaos while forming an emotion aroused in impeding danger and points the finger of all America’s causes to the Muslims. The meaning of terrorism has bent the structures on what the word has stood for and what the word means to our civilization.
In the months after the September 11 attacks, the lives of most Americans returned to something like normalcy as original and normal life to maintain their life. But for the Arab, South Asian, North African and those who are based on Muslim fundamentalism, life relatively changed fundamentally and be unchangeable. Thousands of people were detained, most often without charge or access to a lawyer; deportation families apart, and every virtual family member of those communities become a suspect. Even though there is no one of the immigrants who caught up in post 9/11 sweeps and detained that were ever shown to have been involved in terrorist activities, most immigrants are regarded as people who are deserve to suspect.
The terrorist attacks on our country that occurred on September 11, 2001 were, without a doubt, the most horrific and deadly in our history. In the aftermath of these attacks, the United States Congress moved quickly to pass legislation that untied the hands of law enforcement in an effort to make investigating terrorist organizations easier. On October 26, 2001, a mere 45 days after the 9/11 tragedy, Congress passed the USAPATRIOT (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism) Act. The overall purpose of the USA PATRIOT Act was: “To deter and punish terrorist acts in the United States and around the world, to enhance law enforcement investigatory tools, and for other purposes
Whether it is 1692, or 2001, human nature has not changed. Human nature is the idea that if you are different than another person, you do not deserve to be treated the same. Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, focuses on the injustice of the 1692 witch trials of Salem, Massachusetts. In The Crucible, innocent people were wrongfully being accused of being witches from past issues. Likewise, after the events of 9/11, racial profiling at airports shows the inequity towards different cultures.
Lone wolf terrorist are identified as a single person, who seek to or carry out attacks individually, are not associated with organized groups (Hamm & Spaaij, 2015). These individuals pose significant threats to the world because they are both unpredictable in their actions and they operate entirely alone. Scholars and policy-makers agree that lone world terrorist attacks are posing large threats, as well as increasing financial, human, and social costs (Danzell & Montanez). It is because they remain under the radar, preform and increasing number of attacks and are hard to identify that law enforcement and government officials have difficulty deterring attacks by such individuals.
John Brown has been viewed as a heroic martyr and a visionary. Terrorist often have demands but no goals other than to terrorize. They also act in secret to plan their attack. John captured a number of slave owners but did not kill any of them.
The traditional American idealism of the founding fathers portrays them as patriotic freedom fighters. However, the context of a historical narrative is relative to the perspective from which it is given. For this reason, there are other perspectives in which the founding fathers can be characterized. From the British perspective, the founding fathers were not patriots, but rather seditionist, and insurrectionist. It is even arguable that the founding fathers from a modern perspective could be labeled as domestic terrorists.
examined and compared coverage of Muslims instantaneously after 9/11 and a years after the event. They realized that, uninterruptedly after the 9/11 incident, many Muslim Americans turned into the objectives of a backlash of fierce anger and a great desire for revenge (Nacos & Torres, 2007). As people perception of Muslims sustained to erode, Khan (2013) found an apparently counterintuitive incident that the passage of time did not ease the emotional injury associated with 9/11. In actual fact, the aggression toward Islam and Muslim in the US has touched a high concentration level that directs many to conclude, a years later, that Islamophobia is spread through public emotion in the US (Yang & Self, 2015).
When you think of the term “cruel and unusual punishment”, what is the first thing that pops into your head? You are probably thinking of something very horrific and terrible like being forced to fall out of an airplane that is 30,000 feet in the air because you forgot to turn in your homework or something crazy along those lines. When a punishment is administered upon someone that is too severe a consequence for the action that they committed, this is considered to be “cruel and unusual”. The Death Penalty is a punishment that is occasionally given within the United States and in many other places around the world for crimes that are considered absolutely inexcusable and heinous. Some would argue that the Death Penalty should be considered a “cruel and unusual” punishment due to two major propositions as presented in Romell Broom’s argument.