But the actions taking place in this story points out that the setting is somewhere in the Middle East. The cynicism, frequency and brutality behind these beheadings reminds of the global issues of terrorism which is ravaging in the Middle East today. In addition to this, another evidence of this particular setting is the gear they are using to make the beheadings and that can be seen from the following quotation.” The cameras are good quality; they’re taken from foreign journalists”. This quotation emphasizes that the cameras are taken from foreign journalists. If that quotation is compared to the situation in the Middle East today the probability of these journalists being former victims are extremely high, since terrorist has reached a high amount of notoriety for beheadings of journalists in the Middle East.
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?
The advent of suicide bombing as a strategy for prosecuting terrorism by members of the sect has since signaled a new dimension to the national security challenge in Nigeria. To say the least, the rising incidence and prevalence of terrorist attacks in Nigeria have exposed the country to serious levels of humanitarian and territorial vulnerabilities. In the face of this situation, the sustenance of Nigeria national security is at best problematic. Also the risen war against farmers by people suspected to be Fulani herdsmen is describe by many scholars like Jibo (2014), Okoli and Iortyer (2014), Okeh (2013) and Nchi (2013) as Boko Haram disguising themselves as herdsmen and launching violence attacks on the innocents farmers in other to take over their land for grazing purpose. To Dambazau (2016) Boko Haram insurgents are using the pastoralist/Sedentary farmer conflict as a cover to terrorize Nigerians.
“Where is the Love” was released in 2003; post 9/11. The events that occurred on 9/11 were very gruesome for the United States. The lyrics emphasises the evil that is terrorism, and how the U.S is sending troops overseas to stop the terrorism in other countries even though there are still terrorists that still reside in the U.S. Not only that, but the lyrics suggest that there are terrorists that are members in the CIA, Bloods, Crips, and KKK. That line of the song calls out the faults in the government and its branches of systems and institutions. This stanza especially highlights the similarities of violence that is associated with all of those
Background Major Causes of Islamophobia oo Media Representation The U.S. media overemphasizes negative coverage and news pertaining to Muslims and Islam leading to an exaggerated sense of threat, and consequently fear and hate. An academic study covered by The Washington Post found that in a four-year period, 12 percent of domestic attacks conducted by Muslims received, on average, 449 percent more media coverage than 88 percent of attacks committed by others. Political Rhetoric Politicians play on people’s emotions and exploit their fear to actively instigate Islamophobia when it serves their own political interests. Violent Extremists Although violent groups like ISIS target and murder more Muslims than any others, these groups continue to color American perceptions of Islam and all Muslims. American foreign Policy Politicians play on people’s emotions and exploit their fear to actively instigate Islamophobia when it serves their own political
This perception of Islam is enlarging globally more and more because of some reasons such as terrorist attacks in non-Muslim countries, effect of media on the people, misunderstanding of Islam, and lack of the true representative Muslims in non-Muslim countries. First of all, existence of some terrorist groups which call their selves ‘Muslim’ is can be seen as the most remarkable reason for islamophobia. To illustrate, ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) organizes suicide bomb attacks in many countries and they claim that they justify this attacks with Islam and different interpreting of Quran. These attacks pose a threat for the innocent people all around the world and cause a massive fear from Muslims among non-Muslim people. What’s more, due to ISIS’s belief that it represents the Islam, people generalize all Muslims as terrorists.
Some of the general features, characteristics and consequences of internal conflicts - wars waged after the World War II are: (a) millions of victims, especially among the civilian population; (B) a high level of brutality and cruelty; (C) genocide; (D) ethnic cleansing; (E) the mass of refugees; (F) an extremely difficult humanitarian disposal of innocent victims, etc. The largest number of victims in internal conflicts occurred in Rwanda in 1994. Officials of the UN Secretariat had failed to submit to the Security Council a timely warning of extremist plans to kill thousands of members of the Tutsi and moderate members of the Hutu tribe. When the genocide began, the number of "blue helmets", who were engaged in that country, was reduced to only 270 people, and the UN and the Security Council, due to pressure from the USA, failed to respond. The result was about 1,000,000
This causes people to believe that hard power is what they rely on to establish their authority. Terrorist Groups The example was a warmup to many other examples that occur throughout the world. In the book Blood and Rage, the author talked about different terrorist groups that were established. Affecting of Powers Russian nihilism was a creating factor to terrorism. Nihilism is used to describe a philosophical form of morality.
Introduction: Sectarian issue in Pakistan is a major destabilizing factor in the country’s political, social, religious and security order. While causing unrest, disorder and violence in society, the sectarian conflict in Pakistan for the last 27 years resulted into thousands of deaths from suicide attacks, bomb blasts, assassinations and other terrorist acts. The state actors, instead of seeking the management and resolution of a conflict, which has divided Muslims on sectarian grounds, tried to exploit the issue for political objectives. Regardless of scattered events of Shia-Sunni discord, sectarian