Messages are distributed through a systematic projection to places that are virtually far away from the country or region, where the terrorist activity has taken place; with the aim of proliferating an innate perceptible threat or fear of terrorism at large. The international press uses various metaphors and frames such as ‘Islamic Terrorism’, ‘Muslim terrorist’ and radical Muslim’ to propagate islampohobia; maligning the image of the entire Muslim community. These conscious efforts on the part of media leads to increasing need of surveillance and security, where different methods of racial profiling are used by the police against
They use violence to have a change in politics. The similarity between terrorists and criminals is their target. They do not think about which one is combatant or which one is civilians. They do their action to anyone; they attack both combatant and civilians. The example about terrorist is the Bali bombing in 2002.
For an instance, sub-national groups involve in violence acts at times in the secessionist movement that nearly are terrorism acts in which there might be civilians’ indiscriminate movement among other things (Lutz & Lutz 2004). Besides, terrorists and freedom fighters are not jointly exclusive groups. Terrorists can also contend for countrywide liberation and on the other hand, freedom fighters can conduct inhumane violence acts and atrocities. More than one-third of particularly designated international terrorists recognized by the treasury department of the United States are linked to self-determination movements. Hence, both freedom fighters and terrorists seem having this in general- they contradict that ‘independence can be triumph by very peaceful means.
Decision about whether to capture or kill a terrorist leaders is dependent upon the goals that the states aim to achieve. Capturing of a terrorist leader depicts the thought that he is a criminal authorised to a legal hearing. On the other hand, killing him is treating him as a challenger to the state’s peace. Thus this settlement depends upon the counterterrorism policies created by national rulers. With the emergence of the topic of decapitation, certain questions occupy our minds regarding the merits, demerits and effectiveness of this method of ending terrorist groups.
9/11 Attacks Impacts Throughout Times On September 11, 2001, Arab terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center, killing hundreds of Americans and causing widespread panic in the U.S. The 9/11 incident has dramatically altered the course of society through its integrity and stability with a haze of everlasting paranoia of Middle Easterners and the oncourse of foreign policies. Such haze has conjured an ensemble of unity within international politics. Ever since 9/11, xenophobia against the Middle Eastern community has persisted and stirred among the U.S. in various forms. For example, Edward Danticut talks about how his uncle was arrested when he tried to escape the Haiti conflict which led to his death.
Violence Begets Violence With terrorism being such a frequently used ubiquitous term, it is in utmost consequence to define the term accurately. How we understand the connotation of terrorism can determine how we choose to actively respond to it. Terrorism as defined by the CIA is “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents. Those who employ terrorism, regardless of their specific secular or religious objectives, strive to subvert the rule of law and effect change through violence and fear.”(CIA) Thus, terrorism is a tactic using violence to achieve a goal usually political or social. Violence is “is force used in a way that is morally wrong or that causes
Pre-Existing Policies Traditionally, suicide attacks have been responded by a series of actions, the most popular being: extensive military action including (but not limited to) deterrence measures such as, foreign occupation; termination, utter isolation and imprisonment of terrorist leaders and operatives; and finally, the demolition and dismantlement of peril terrorist infrastructures and equipment; (Atran, 2006; Crenshaw, 2007; Ganor, 2009; Hoffman, 2003). Additional policies included homeland security propositions and precessions (security zones, check points, entrance control, etc. ); law enforcement such as mobilizations of, security forces; economical counter measures, such as the establishment of new state departments, designated
It’s crazy how society takes more action on imaginary scenarios rather than real-life situations. The government is so scared of what the outcome of its decision will be that it doesn’t act in the most efficient ways. This is why the government isn’t always the best with following through with these executions. The CNN article claimed how from 1978-1995, there was a so-called “Unabomber” that was held responsible for a string of mail bombings, resulting in the deaths of three people and the injuries of many others. These bombings are classified as terror cases,
Boko Haram Domestic Terrorism as defined by www.rand.org is “violence against the civilian population or infrastructure of a nation, often but not always by citizens of that nation and often with the intent to intimidate, coerce, or influence national policy”. Boko Haram rose to power due to the corrupt political leaders and economic troubles striking those living in Nigeria. This gives people who are concerned about what is going on to ask questions. What is Boko Haram? What is their goal?
Modern terrorism is not conducted only by one man or one political regime. Today's terrorism represents premeditated violence that is politically motivated and is mainly carried out on the civilian (non-military) targets by terrorist groups or individuals. Those who apply terrorism, regardless of their secular or religious goals, seek to undermine the rule of law and to impose change through violence and fear. Terrorism is, roughly speaking, trying to be a sensation, which is best evidenced by the execution carried out by the Islamic State. Some of the problems the modern world is facing in countering terrorism are: (a) many countries have not yet acceded to the international conventions to combat terrorism; (B) insufficient financial funds for the functioning of the authority of the Security Council and the assistance to states for the implementation of their anti-terrorism program; (C) the lack of a single definition of terrorism; (D) the existence of double standards in the approach to terrorism,