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
Globalization exacerbates this situation by providing a platform for the ideologies to spread and influence more people. This borderless platform allows terrorists to reach their global goal by promoting their ideology to people all over the world. Victims that fall for this ideology when they feel that this way of thinking is more purposeful what they have now. By committing themselves to such a cause, they drive the radicalization process. As such, this leads to transnational
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”.
The terrorist attack that occurred on Sept 11, 2001 was the deadliest hit on American soil since Pearl Harbor. This horrific act of terrorism has and forever will have a lasting impact on our national security policies, our economy and our perception of the Muslim community. Osama Bin Laden orchestrated a very strategic, methodical terror attack on the US that resulted in nearly 3000 souls perishing on that fateful day.
Two theories that probably relate the best are the interactionist and the conflict theorist. The interactionist is primarily concerned with fundamental or everyday forms of interaction, including symbols and other types of nonverbal communication. One of the main assumptions of the interactionists, which directly relates to this article, is that we act according to our own interpretation of reality. The people and domestic terrorist groups described in this article all act the way they do because their interpretation of reality is to wipe out e.g. the government, or other groups of people. They are manipulating symbols and are creating their social worlds through interaction with other group members.
JEMAAH ISLAMIAH INTRODUCTION 11th September 2001(or 9/11) has been significant date for Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) when Washington and New York were attacked by terrorist. The attacks have caused 2,996 casualties and at least USD10 billion of property and infrastructure damage excluded incalculable of fall of global market. The perpetrators of the attack turn out to be Arabs acting in the name of their religious faith. 9/11 marks something new whereby United States of America was able to influence its allies to confront Islamic extremism lead by Al-Qaeda. Following 9/11, we have seen the establishment of South-East Asia particularly in Malay Archipelago as the second front in GWOT instead from Afghanistan and Middle-East.
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
“The most successful terrorist group in the United States for almost 70 years was the Ku Klux Klan. They hated Catholics, Jews, and blacks. They were prone to violence.” said, Pete Hamill ,Ku Klux Klan history expert.
At the same time, many Americans are exhausted, resigned, demoralized. Our military forces—mighty, brave, determined—were sent into Afghanistan and Iraq, two winnable wars that became quagmires. Materially, the Islamists are far weaker than the enemies we faced in World War II. Then, we eliminated the threat to our lives and freedom in less than five years. Since 9/11, however, we’ve been told that this must be a “long war.”
Domestic terrorism is any intended violent act that violates the criminal laws of a state and endangers the citizens of that particular state. These acts include violent right wings extremists, paramilitary organisations, abortion clinic bombers, violent anti-immigrant groups, use violence in terms of race and ethnicity and any other act that endangers the lives of citizens of a state or acts that violates the criminal laws of that particular state. Therefore, domestic terrorism refers to any kind of crime that violates the peace of domestic citizens. Another
Major countries, such as the United States, have encountered numerous debates about undocumented immigration. The act of immigration is considered to be confederate, and causes a rampage to terminate the deed. Illegal immigrants across national borders violate the immigration laws. Although, it’s a problem in the United States there are various Americans that don’t see immigrants as a harmless situation. However, there are three possible solutions such as the U.S. government updating the deportation, ending the war on drugs, and the government addressing trade policies that affect the economies of South American countries.
Tragedy is the great unifier, but it is also a great opportunity for manipulation. In attempting to create a sense of peace and togetherness Obama has unwittingly planted the seeds for censorship and social stagnation in America. Following traumatic events people often act in extreme ways as a result of human nature. In a state of emergency primitive tribalism takes over;people resort to extreme measures to preserve the safety of the group.
William Golding, who is the award winning author of the novel Lord of the Flies adventures through the idea of savagery throughout his writing. The term savage is when someone or something acts inhumane and unlike other people or things around them. Savage is used in more than just the Lord of the Flies, but movies and real life events as well. The constant disobeying of laws and rules all lead to this kind of behavior. Many incidents make the person with the savage personality disliked by most people around them.
The world today is facing a crisis and there seems to be no resolution in sight. The war on terrorism has been going on for many, many years and it appears as if the leaders of the world are baffled as to stop it or if nothing else, control it. Many scholars have a difficult time attempting to define a good definition for the word terrorism. Many believe it is a difficult word to define because there are so many interruptions to the word. It will depend on what part of the country one is in, but for the universal approach to the definition many believe terrorism is “the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce esp for political purposes” (Dyson, 2012, p. 19).