Over the past Century, terrorism has advanced from random killings to enormous plans for terrorist groups. To understand terrorism you must first define it. Terrorism as we all know it is hard to define and understand, and has many different definitions as it is used widely. The word "terrorism" stems from the word "terror", which means to instill fear in. People become terrorists when they take the actions towards instilling fear and terror upon people to prove a certain point or agenda.
People all over the world, especially the Americans, might never forget the horrific event on November 9th, 2001 which has been one of the biggest attacks of terrorists to the United States and caused extensive deaths and destruction. Before that, although the Americans had to suffer from lots of terrorism attacks; why the government still could not figure it out from the previous experiences before it happened and find the solutions to prevent it? What the terrorists aimed to? How they prepared and calculated for a terrible attack like that? Also, after the 9/11 attack, the evolution and development of terrorism in the world has influenced to the belief of many people, and lead to many political problems.
Introduction Terrorism brings about serious problems in a government which take a long time to be resolved. People have lost their lives, some have been displaced, properties destroyed and the government in general is affected as people live with fears of attack. The war on terrorism is a big challenge faced by most governments as they look for ways and means of controlling it. More efforts have been put in place to fight the war on terrorism but the outcome is not as effective as it is supposed to be since the attackers continue to develop new strategies as the current technology advances by day. Iraq and Middle East are the most threatening countries associated with terrorism and the United States government is trying to control the threats by sending its army to these two countries.
Global Fight Against Terrorism Introduction Terrorism has been around for as long as people can remember, but for the past ten years there's been a dramatic rise in activity. Terrorists use murder, kidnapping, hijacking, and bombings to pursue a political agenda. These criminals are not just subject to the United States, terrorism happens all over the world, in every way, shape and form. There are many types of terrorism and terrorists with many different purposes. The primary reason for terrorist actions is to force a change in their nation's government.
“If the media were not there to report terrorist acts and to explain their political and social significance...terrorism as such would cease to exist” said John O'Sullivan, an editor of the Times of London.1 This is also the way many other people feel about the recent increase in terrorist activity; they feel that the media is causing it. The media is doing this by fulfilling the terrorists' need for publicity.2 Terrorists need media publicity in order to get their views spread to the public.3 Because of this need for publicity, terrorists are committing their acts of terrorism in areas where a lot of publicity will be gained; the United States and Western Europe are the most recent targets. The bombings of the federal building in Oklahoma City and the Olympic Centennial Park in Atlanta are current examples of terrorists seeking publicity in the United States.4 Terrorists' need for publicity has been around for a long time, but new media technologies are causing the problem to grow faster than ever.5 Terrorism is growing at an impressive rate of 12 to 15 percent per year.6 The media cause many problems besides helping terrorists. They inspire more terrorism to happen, cause terrorist attacks to be bigger, cause problems with authorities, and cause ineffective laws to be passed. To solve these problems, government censorship and self-regulation have been suggested.
For this reason they are more likely to commit crimes in large cities where more people will be exposed and more forms of media will be there to witness and broadcast the events. "Students of terrorism have suggested that the media today are in fact a contributing factor, a weapon, in the hands of modern terrorists" (128). If this is true then it is possible the media needs to rethink how it exposes the world to terrorist attacks. The media's right to report Combs reminds us that members of the media often claim the unlimited right to have access to and report on all news, including terrorist events (129). Without that right, the media, as a business, would fail to be up on breaking news.
Terrorism has been around for as long as people can remember, but for the past ten years there's been a dramatic rise in activity. Terrorists use murder, kidnapping, hijacking, and bombings to pursue a political agenda. (Encarta, Par 1) These criminals are not just subject to the United States, terrorism happens all over the world, in every way, shape and form. There are many types of terrorism and terrorists with many different purposes. (Mockaitis par, 1) The primary reason for terrorist actions is to force a change in their nation's government.
Some of these characteristics include, spoiled, cold, disturbed, excited by violence, irrational, and fanatic. There are many terrorist attacks in particular that really shook our country, one of which is 9/11. The events that took place on 9/11 were ones that our country will never fully recover from. The intangible effect this day had on our country and its people are unprecedented . The United States responded to these attacks with intense, but necessary changes in national security as well as airport security, that have helped us to fight terror attacks up to this point
Terrorism instills fear into many of us. It has haunted the people of the world since the beginning of time. It has caused the rise and fall of many empires; it has given people the gain of power. In addition to the gain of power, there are many other causes of terrorism, such as hate, religion, and politics. Most people believe that there is nothing excusable or justifiable with any an act of terrorism, whether it is committed by religious fundamentalists, people's resistance movements, private militia, or that of a war retribution by a recognized government.
Sixty years ago recordings of terroristic acts didn’t spread through the world as quickly as they do now because technology wasn’t as advance. That is just one of the many reasons why terrorist groups act out more and more each day. Knowing that their violent crimes will most likely be recorded gives them a sense of pride and encourages them to lash out more frequently. Media gives terrorists more exposure and heightens tensions and awareness to their cause. The news media can help terrorists just by reporting their frightful acts to a mass audience.