Two Types Of Terrorism

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The Two Types of Terrorism Terrorism has always been part of the world since evil has existed. But now with modern tools and the advancement of technology, we have met a new and quicker caliber of destruction, called terrorism. September 11, 2001, is the date when terrorism made its fearful presence in the United States of America. There are two types of terrorism, Domestic and International. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) website international terrorism is defined as the following “Perpetrated by individuals and/or groups inspired by or associated with designated foreign terrorist organizations or nations (state-sponsored).” Domestic terrorism is defined by them as “Perpetrated by individuals and/or groups inspired…show more content…
Whether a terrorist acts out alone or in a group they have used violence to achieve political, economic or religious objective. Terrorism-research wrote an article called “Goals and Motivations of Terrorists” where there are motives of terrorists listed a subtitle called “The Intent of Terrorist Groups.” Some of them listed are to- produce worldwide fear, satisfy vengeance, through discouraging foreign travel as a way to ruin their own economy, and by influencing their government , to free prisoners, and want attention from the media to obtain worldwide, national, or local…show more content…
In 2001, the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, who was in office at that time, passed the USA PATRIOT ACT of 2001. The acronym USA PATRIOT stands for (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism.) The act contains a lot of policies that protect fellow Americans from terrorists and possible terrorism affiliations and limits the government set for all in order to avoid another incident as we have seen and felt from September 11, 2001. The act was made public on October 26, 2001. There was also a Program called “If You See Something, Say Something,” which was started by the DHS in the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority in hopes of “raising public awareness of indicators of terrorism and crime while emphasizing the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper law enforcement authorities.

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