The Ever Increasing International Terrorism Threat

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The deaths of approximately 3,000 people in the suicidal collision of hijacked commercial airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 11 September 2001 was the most destructive terrorist attack recorded in the world history which resulted in untold misery and suffering. This very atrocious act was committed at a time when experts had been defining a new form of international terrorism which states that not even a superpower like America is immune from these attacks as the main objective behind this the mass destruction.

Terrorism can be defined as the specific and deliberate use of violence against civilians in order to achieve political aims. The international community today finds itself in unprecedented danger. According to a report in Chaillot paper, the danger is based on a combination of three main factors inherent in modern international terrorism: the very extreme ideology inherent in the Islamic radical worldview, the deadly methods used, and the possibility that these radicals will turn to non-conventional means. This is a scale of danger that humanity has no...

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