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Terrorism And State Terrorism: Three Types Of Terrorism

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Terrorism Types
The topic of my paper is types of terrorism. There are several types of terrorism for which to choose for my paper, state, dissident, religious, left-wing v. right-wing, and international. In this paper I have chosen state terrorism, religious terrorism, and international terrorism as the types of terrorism that I am going to discuss. I will discuss what they are in my own words and give examples of two different groups for each type that represent that type of terrorism. Then I will compare and contrast the three types of terrorism that I chose.
State terrorism is terrorism from above meaning that it is committed by governments against perceived enemies. It can be both external meaning international or internal meaning domestic. State terrorism is the official support by governments for policies of violence, repression, and intimidation. It is directed against enemies that the state has determined to be a threat against its interests or securities. State terrorism utilizes many types and degrees of violence to include warfare, genocide, assassinations, and torture. Warfare is the use of conventional military forces of the state against an enemy, whether the enemy is external or internal or a conventional or guerrilla combatant. Genocide is where the state uses its resources towards the elimination of a group. It does not differentiate between enemy combatants or enemy civilians, they are all considered enemies. Assassinations are selective applications of homicidal state violence where a single person or a select group of people are designated for elimination. Torture is an instrument of intimidation, interrogation, and humiliation that is also used on a select person of group of people. There are se...

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... can all tie in together yet still be their separate types at the same time. State, religious, and international terrorism are probably the three most common types of terrorism the world experiences. When you look at where they are conducted, a lot happens in developing countries, you can start to see the big picture. Terrorism is everywhere, though it may be labeled different things in different areas. But in the end, it is a group fighting for a belief that they feel is just and true, and they will fight by any means necessary to protect that belief from any perceived threat, real or not. History has shown us that terrorism has always been around, though it has been labeled many things. It has also shown us that it is an evolving tactic, which proves that those groups who feel threatened can and will use any means to protect or fight for what they believe.

In this essay, the author

  • Describes the three types of terrorism they will discuss in their paper.
  • Explains that state terrorism is the official support by governments for policies of violence, repression, and intimidation.
  • Explains that the nazis targeted jews in germany, resulting in the holocaust and the death of most of germany's jewish population. indonesian army invaded east timor and annexed it in 1976.
  • Explains religious terrorism is motivated by an unconditional belief that a wraithlike power has authorized and instructed the use of terrorist violence for the greater glory of the faith.
  • Explains that the christian crusades, which began in 1095, were sanctioned by pope urban ii. this led to a series of campaigns of terror against the non-christin, and sometimes the orthodox christians.
  • Describes how the armed islamic group laskar jihad (militia of the holy war) waged communal holy war in indonesia under the leadership of ja’afar umar thalib.
  • Explains that international terrorism spills over onto the world's stages. it is a tactical and strategic instrument of political violence.
  • Explains that the 1972 munich olympics, where 11 israeli athletes were massacred by black september terrorists, was the first incident of international terrorism.
  • Explains that state, religious, and international terrorism share a lot in common. they use political violence to strike fear into people to obtain the results that they want.
  • Explains that state terrorism is supported by the state, whereas religious and international terrorists don't have to be backed by it.
  • Explains that religious terrorism is the hardest to prevent or combat because of the beliefs of those that are carrying out the terrorist acts.
  • Explains that international terrorism is not limited to within a state or region, but makes it known worldwide. it is hard to combat because it is easy to have small cells all over the world to carry out these international acts.
  • Explains that terrorism is everywhere, though it may be labeled different things in different areas. it is an evolving tactic, which proves that groups who feel threatened can and will use any means to protect or fight for what they believe.
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