This militant group does not view the suicide bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut as an insane act,(5) but as martyrdom against the evil ways of the West. With this underlying holy war against the world, they are forced to use these extreme measures. With the motives of rational, psychology, and cultural reasoning, the different terrorist groups make a stand for what is believed to be right. The calculation for the next move that a terrorist will make is hard to decipher, but all terrorist do have motives. Although some motives are difficult for the majority of the World to comprehend; given a motive, a terrorist group has a purpose for violence.
The United States Department of Defence defines terrorism as… The calculated use of violence or the threat of violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious or ideological. Terrorism, then, is a type of political crime that makes use of murder and destruction or the threat of such violence in order to promote change. It is a specific kind of calculated violence with a selected target. Targets can include individuals, groups, communities, or governments. In most cases, excessive violence is used against innocent people which creates a fear that the terrorist can use for coercive purposes.
(Personal Example) On the morning of September 11th 2011 a normal U.S c... ... middle of paper ... ...o turn to these terrorists groups and even volunteer to strike out against the west to teach them a lesson for their biased opinions. Many reasons provoke people into doing misdeeds, the ones listed above are but of few of many that cause Islamists to snap. From 9/11 to Benghazi, from Islamic Fundamentalism to even everyday stereotypes; all of these have logical reasoning for the attack, and the damage it brings with. Islamists currently feel misplaced in the world, under attack from the west wanting more and more of their resources. America is doing nothing to help these people and instead make them feel oppressed in their own countries and even their own homes.
This act shows terrorists that democratic governments will act decisively to prevent their evil crimes. The bombings were necessary to send a message that terrorist attacks would not be tolerated and to try to prevent further violence. Conversely, some argue that the U.S. is committing international terrorism themselves. The United States regularly uses violence for political motives, to intimidate and terrify, which is the exact definition of terrorism. The bombings in Afghanistan and Sudan were called anti-terrorist raids, but they were actually acts of terrorism by the U.S. themselves.
The Zealots engaged in political assassinations of their political foe, knowing that they would be killed in the process. Even though their ultimate goal might have been religious, the Zealots immediate aim was political. In the same way, during the third century, the Assassins- a notorious terrorist wing (similar in nature to Al-Qaeda) in modern day Syria, assassinated many of their political opponents in order to establish their own form of Islam.
Terrorism has nothing to do with a certain race or a religion. It has to do with issuing fear into people’s lives and turning them upside. Terrorists are just evil humans who want to try and get people to do what they want. Terrorism is the use of violence and intimidation to get people’s attention for political reasons. It’s something that happens a lot, one of the most talked about acts of Terrorism was 9/11, where the Twin Towers fell because of the act of violence.
There may not be a true definition of what terrorism really is however it is apparent that terrorism is an act over political or militant issues. Terrorism is made to place fear in people, it is made to create fear in a person or a group of people to make a change in the environment. Psychological warfare is a term that terrorism can be related to in the sense that it is purposely placed into the mind of people creating fear and psychologically causing chaos. Some may confuse terrorism with guerilla warfare but the true definition of guerilla warfare is the use of selective violence against military targets by insurgency forces. Surely, when different societies experience vast violence, the difference between the two can be quite mixed up (Payne, (2013) pg92).
Terrorism what a complete disgrace, however people forget one thing that terrorism is not only found in Islam yet also continued in other religions and countries. But then why Islam? Is it because terrorism has been related to Islam just like peace is to war. The terrorist that claim they are Muslim with pride are oblivious, ignorant and it shows their lack of knowledge. The Holy Quran clearly states that: It does not behove a Prophet that he should have captives until he engages in regular fighting in the land.
The U.S. would maintain public hatred on the Middle East and terrorism, and by keeping the public in fear they could control the public that way. The government created an enemy, also known as terrorists, to unite the American people against that enemy, and they will become people that the U.S. will control at will. This is part of the reason why the government was able to pass an act called the Patriot Act. This act allows the government to deny your Bill of Rights if there is any suspicion of you being a terrorist. The government does not have any guidelines on what they consider to be a terrorist; therefore everyone could potentially be called a terrorist.
3). Terrorists are unconventional in their approach to battle and operate with the belief that violence is a worthy cause in order to depose any organization or government that does not share their beliefs. Due to terrorist groups ability to use television and the Internet “to proselytize, recruit, train, and dispatch orders to their followers, governments—especially those that protect free speech—have been at a loss as to how to deal with the use of mass communication for such evil purposes”(pg. 3). Because of the unconventional nature that terrorists chose t... ... middle of paper ... ...,” this time with Muslims as the primary target”(Dickinson, Keating).