Why Terrorism Should Be a Global Concern

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The war on terror is at the peak and there are vivid indications that every stone will be turned to halt it. A central assumption is that terrorism is a religious war, apparently between Christians and the Muslims. This is just a moral claim that terrorists are using to attract more people over to their side, as well as create solidarity among the Muslims. As a result, the imagery and the reality of terrorism differ overwhelmingly. There are various terror occurrences around the globe that are similar and can be classified as terrorism. Otherwise, terrorism has been a means to carry on a conflict without the antagonist realizing the nature of the threat, mistaking terrorism for criminal activity. Terrorism should be a global concern because it is fast spreading around the globe raising terror. It has been facilitated by the use of religion as a justification for terrorist activities, proliferation of local terrorist groups, and political instability among and within various world wide nations.

In spite of terrorism apparent proliferation around the globe, some people may maintain that it should not be a global concern. It is important to realize that terrorism has not affected all nations in the world. Therefore, some people might argue that it does not warranty global concern. Don Van Natta, Jr. A columnist for the New York Times and

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writer of the article “A World Made More Dangerous as Terrorism Spreads” scrutinizes wrote in his article activity in the world and identifies the countries that are involved.

Natta Jr finds out that there is terrorist activity in every continent but only a few and specific countries are involved (Natta Jr 340). Hence, terrorist involvement accounts for only a small percentage of the c...

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...understanding these root causes of the problem as the first step towards ending the war. Then, uniting the whole world under one course for peace love and unity will be the greatest war against terrorism.

Works cited

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Don Van Natta Jr. “A World Made More Dangerous as Terrorism Spreads” The New

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Yonah Alexender. “Terrorism in The Name of God” World and I October 20002.

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