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Combatting Against Terrorism

- It is in human nature to harness aggression towards one another for the cause of strong sentiments of religion and passion. Most people from differing cultures have large disregard and disagreement for another person’s cultural practices, and of course this is no different with Terrorism. Although terrorism has dated back to the 1920’s as far as United States history goes, the 21st century has brought on a new age of terrorism comparable to the Red Scare of the 1950’s. The frequency of terroristic threats and attacks in the 21st century outnumber the terroristic threats and attacks of the eighty years prior to the beginning of the 21st century, exhibiting the unfortunate fact that terrorism...   [tags: religion, passion, anthrax, al-qaeda]

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The Fair Restriction of Civil Liberties

- With the advent of a new age of Terrorism sweeping the world since the 9/11 attacks on America, much debate has followed as to whether the prevention of terrorist attacks should take prevalence over basic civil liberties enjoyed by any civilian of a liberal democracy. If we take the definition of civil liberties to be “Fundamental individual rights, such as freedom of speech and religion, protected by law against unwarranted governmental or other interference” , it is very hard to envisage a society in which both can exist....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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Piracy and Maritime Terrorism in the Horn of Africa

- The Horn of Africa is one of the most important hubs for maritime traffic in the world today. Raw goods, including oil, that are departing the nations of the Arabian Peninsula in the Middle East must pass through this area in route to Europe and the West. Three-fourths of the Earth is covered in water and roughly eighty percent of global economic goods are transported via commercial maritime shippers. The volume of maritime trade is highly congested in this region. Ships must pass through either the Gulf of Aden and ultimately to the Mediterranean or proceed south from the Arabian Sea towards the southern trip of Africa via the Indian Ocean....   [tags: Maritime Traffic, International Security]

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The Difference between Organized Crime and Terrorism

- September 11, 2001 is a day that many people will never forget. It was the day that the realities of terrorism became apparent to the American public. Several movies were made to honour the heroes of that day and to remember the consequences of terrorism. However, there is more to terrorism that remains unseen in the events of this one day. How do terrorist groups operate. What other activities are they involved in when not violently killing thousands. How does organized crime differ from terrorism....   [tags: same motives, different methods]

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1993 and 2001 Attacks to the World Trade Center

- The attack on the World Trade Center in 1993, and the second attack in 2001 are the cases of terrorism that I have chosen to focus on because I believe that they are extremely significant. Both attacks happened during my lifetime, which makes them more personal, and also happened in the city where I was born. Both of these attacks are examples of terrorism because both attacks were violent and intimidating crimes that also had political motives. At first glance, both events seem very similar since they shared a target....   [tags: 9/11, terrorism, violence, crime, Middle East]

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Terrorism: Causes and Effects

- Terrorism: Causes and Effects On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four airliners and crashed them into different spots in the United States, resulting in nearly 3,000 deaths (9/11 Commemorations and Memorials). This tragedy had triggered a continuous battle held by governments, especially the United States, against terrorist groups. Ever since, terrorism, the act or threat of violence causing serious damage for political aims (TERRORISM), commenced to attract global attention strongly....   [tags: international issues and conflicts]

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Terrorism, Employment, and Education

- This paper attempts to explain whether economic depravity in a region leads to support for terrorism using the case of the Israel/Palestine conflict in the Gaza strip. I will present and analyse quantitative data from a public opinion poll conducted in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, which queried participants about their support for militant and terrorist attacks against Israel. The presented data will be supplemented by statistics from the data that Alan B. Krueger of Princeton University that contains information on the employment and education of participants, which was procured from an original researcher in the aforementioned poll....   [tags: Israel Palestine Conflict, Economic Depravity]

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Emile Durkheim Ideas on Terrorism

- On September 11, 2001 two highjacked airplanes crashed into the World Trade Towers in New York City. Another jetliner crashed into the Pentagon in Washington D.C. This is a day that no American will ever forget. People could not understand why these people planned and followed through these horrible acts. In the following paper I will used the ideas of Emile Durkeim to explain not only the acts of the terrorists but also the reactions from the American people. People wept for the victims they had never met, pride in America was stronger than ever....   [tags: 9/11, Collective Conscious]

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Roles of the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

- ... delegation to the FATF, has been an important organization resource in implementing efforts to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. The delegation, which also includes members of the Departments of State and Justice, the National Security Council, and federal financial regulators, creates U.S. positions, represent the U.S. at FATF meetings, and effectuate actions domestically. Protecting Charitable Organizations from terrorist abuse is a dire piece of the world’s fight against terrorism....   [tags: threats, laundering, violations]

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The Truth Behind Terrorism

- When the word “terrorism” is mentioned, one might think about weapons of mass destruction such as bombs and nuclear weapons. But that is not the case presently; terrorism now taken different forms. Terrorism could be observed on a small scale: bullying at school, or on a much larger scale: kidnappings and suicide bombings. Terrorism is defined as “the deliberate use of violence or threat of its use against innocent people with the aim of intimidating them” (Primoratz 129). Terrorism does not bring any positive aspects to society; it kills a person or his/her spirit and also bring great fear and worry to others....   [tags: Islam, Violence, Threat]

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CyberCrime and Terrorism

- Throughout the years, there has been a steady increase in the amount of cyber crime committed. Technology is a constantly changing entity, constantly evolving, always progressing. Naturally this can make it hard to stay on top of things. In turn, law enforcement runs into various issues regarding cyber crime and cyber terrorism. Cyber crime and terrorism is so complex of a crime that it can be hard to break down the barriers that can lead to justifying the action. Major issues that are prominent in cyber crime and terrorism are that laws vary greatly from country to country....   [tags: Internet Crime, Cyber Crime Essays]

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Terrorism: Changing Security in the United States

- In the past few decades, there have been various terrorist attacks throughout the world. Most importantly, countless acts of terrorism have been committed in the United States of America, that have gradually influenced the way the American security system and security at public buildings, public places, are run. Because of this act of terror, the American government has made protecting its citizens and country a top priority. These attacks, and the nation's response to them security-wise, still affect American's lives today physically and emotionally....   [tags: homeland security affairs]

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9/11 and Counter Terrorism

- This assignment is requesting information on domestic counterterrorism, major errors that were made, my personal take on 9/11, and if there is anything we can do to prevent future attacks. Should the attacks of 9/11 have been prevented. My personal thought is no. Let me explain, to prevent the 9/11 attack we need to go back to 1998. Before 9/11 there “was no credible Anti-Terrorist Strategy until 9/11. This should have been in place after the first bombing of the World Trade Centre by Islamic radicals and the attacks on the U.S....   [tags: american history, attack, american soil]

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The War on Terror

- The attacks of 9/11 have reshaped and changed the way how Americans live today, forever. Never before such shock and terror has been felt by anyone on the American soil. On the morning of September 11, 2001, nineteen terrorist extremists hijacked four commercial planes, the planes deviated from their original routes. Two of the planes crashed into the Twin Towers in New York, one of the planes crashed into the Pentagon and the fourth plane crashed en route to either the White House or the Capitol....   [tags: Terrorism]

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The Growing Problem of Terrorism and Terrorists

- Individuals often establish belief systems in regard to attitudes, behaviors, religions, and other areas based on beliefs and practices that they accepted during the early stages of maturation when many of their interactions were influenced by their families, who both supported and practiced the same traditions. In America the customary stance toward these varied opinions is to view them with tolerance, regardless of how strange or wrong the belief or action might seem. While individually people may disagree with the beliefs of other people, under ordinary circumstances, most Americans would either offer friendly advice or completely ignore situations that would not lead to dangerous or dea...   [tags: Terrorists Essays 2015]

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Terrorism: Who Owns the Term?

- The term Terrorism may be a difficult term to define. Acts of terrorism conjure emotional responses in the victims as well as in the practitioners. I find it hard to believe that two parties can agree what we mean by terrorism. We all know that man has always sought its freedom or liberation, but how does a person achieves their freedom. “One Man's Terrorist is Another Man's Freedom Fighter” (Vallicella). Many people believe that terrorism is evil; it could be that the term is misunderstood because there is no set definition....   [tags: National Security]

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Defining International Terrorism

- Defining international terrorism continues to be a problem fraught with difficulties. Though, several attempts have been made and continue to be made by various scholars, governments and international organizations such as the United Nations, a universally accepted definition is still a long way off, if ever it can be achieved. Such an impasse is due to various reasons. First, vested interests exist of nations using international terrorism as an extension of state policy but covertly. Second, terrorism is the best alternative to an openly declared war as it costs less both in terms of money and lives....   [tags: Japan, America, September 11]

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America's War on Terror

- With the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City, the United States adopted radical changes to its foreign policy and its response to terrorist threat. With the swift implementation of the USA PATRIOT Act shortly after the attacks (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act), and intervention in Afghanistan, the United States had begun its War on Terror. This war was shepherded by then President George W. Bush. These actions marked the beginning of the War on Terror, and laid the groundwork for the problems experienced by the Obama administration almost ten years later....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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What is the War on Terrorism

- What is the “war on terrorism?” A lot of people have different views on it but my perspective is that it is a series of tragedies led by a group of individuals or a single person that hates everything America stands for. These accounts of terror can include bombing, shooting, or even just injuring innocent people. Even though America is only 238 years old, it has been through so much terror such as having ten wars, so many natural disasters, shootings, and Islamic extremists attacking America such as the nine eleven attack, the Benghazi scandal, and the Boston bombing....   [tags: 9-11, Boston bombings, Al Qaeda]

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The National Security Agency and Terrorists

- ... In the coming years we will witness how the government decides to use this but until now, there have been little to no regulations on this topic. The government keeping tabs on people is a waste of tax dollars and an invasion of their privacy. The government has almost unrestricted use of privacy-invading technology under the ploy that its to “catch terrorists” and “make crime solving easier”. But how many criminals have really been caught using this system. According to an article published January 12th in the Washington Post, the NSA’s phone record collection “has had no discernible impact on preventing acts of terrorism.” The NSA costs honest US taxpayers up to 10 billion dollars a ye...   [tags: technology, cost., surveillance]

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Cyber Terrorism: An Electonic Threat

- ... It can be important weaken the country's economy, thus denying access to important resources and making it more vulnerable to military attack. Cyber violence can also affect Internet-based business. As bricks and mortar retailers and service providers, many Web sites income product (whether through advertising, financial exchange of goods or services paid) can stand to lose money if the downtime created by cybercriminals. An Internet business has increased its economic interest to the nation, what is usually the cyber crime – cyber attacks to be more in the United States in other countries....   [tags: hacking, warfare, network, exchange]

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Stereotypes are not True

- ... After 9/11 incident, America declared these groups as terrorists and in order destroy these groups, America attacked Afghanistan; is it fair to attack on a whole country in order to just arrest few people who were involved in 9/11. The Muslims who were trying to get freedom were depicted as terrorist but that is the false expression; all Muslims are not terrorists. On October 7, 2001 armed forces of the United States of America launched operation against Afghanistan. The basic purpose of this attack was the revenge of September 11 attacks on United States....   [tags: muslims, terrorists, judgments ]

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The Fight Againt Terrorism

- Intelligence Sharing In the fight against terrorism, information is the most powerful tool. Without information, it is difficult to come up with adequate strategies to fight terrorists at home or abroad. Information allows security agencies to understand how terrorists work and come up with adequate measures to diminish them. In this perspective, the primary role of security agencies in fighting terrorism is collection of information. After collection, information is then analyzed for viability and then used in decision making....   [tags: security, bombing, bureaucracy]

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An Analysis of Terrorism

- An Analysis of Terrorism On September 11, 2001, every person was stunned with the earth shaking news that the World Trade Center (WTC), the highest building in the world was attacked by terrorist. This was done by hi-jacking two commercial airplanes which plowed the two famous sites. More than 5,000 American was feared dead. This was the most recent and most devastating terrorist act that brought terrorism into the timelight. Terrorism is a term of uncertain legal content. The term itself has no definition of illegality, except when terrorism commits acts which do apply to common law....   [tags: Papers]

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Terrorism: Safety vs Freedom

- “The danger that darkened the United States of America and the civilized world on September 11, did not pass with the atrocities committed that day”. (Ashcroft, 2003) The terrors of 9/11 caused increased security that comes at a cost that many feel is an invasion of their charter rights. The idea of racial profiling is not new, but many feel worse than ever in today’s anti-Muslim society. This habit of losing civil liberties in the wake of terror is to some an unnecessary change that is unallowable, but leaves many wondering if we should sacrifice our freedom for safety....   [tags: American Security vs Individual Rights]

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Terrorism

- Mohamed Atta, Marwan Al-Shehhi and Salem Al-Hazni what do these names have in common, and why are they of any concern to anyone of us. These names have became synonymous with terrorism, these names have been associated with how North Americans deal with terrorism and see themselves in global issues. These are but a few of the names of the men who carried out one of the largest terrorist attacks on American soil. Further more they have created one of the greatest changes in thought and policy by western nations and the threats they may face....   [tags: American History, 9/11 Commission, Bin Ladin]

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An Explanation Of Terrorism

- An Explanation of Terrorism After browsing through Stephen E. Atkins book Terrorism, I soon learned many interesting things regarding the history of terrorism. It seems this form of protest has been around since Biblical times. Also, the main goal of a terrorist is not to do damage to one peticular person or place, but to gain publicity for an idea they support. (page 1) Evidence of this can be found by looking at the recent past of the United States. The Oklahoma bombing was one man's way of expressing his dislike of the government....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Terrorism

- George Orwell once said, “Political language— with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists—is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” In today’s modern society, the world is continuing to become smaller and more interconnected than ever before due to media networks such as Cable News Network (CNN) providing round-the-clock news coverage and the Internet. In the last few decades, both information sources have been instrumental in helping to expose individuals all over the world to new ideas and diverse cultures....   [tags: Homeland Security, Politics, Social Issues, Media]

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The United States and Terrorism

- The United States and Terrorism Thesis: The United States government chose not to fully investigate the known increase in terrorist activity prior to 9/11/01. I. Introduction A. The United States government chose not to fully investigate the known increase in terrorist activity prior to 9/11/01. There were many instances of terrorism that were directly related to larger terrorist cell organizations but these organizations were not held responsible for the atrocities done in their terrorist cell names....   [tags: History Government US American]

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Anthrax and Bioterrorism

- Bioterrorism, in the last decade, has become a real threat to the world. Since the anthrax attacks on American soil in 2001, the world has become aware of the potential risk of an anthrax attack. Anthrax is the disease caused by the Bacillus anthracis bacteria. Ever since early history, anthrax has occurred in livestock animals and in humans. The bacteria prevent the macrophages from communicating with the rest of the body. Thus, the body cannot fend of anthrax and slowly organs begin to deteriorate....   [tags: Biological Terrorism Terrorist Homeland Security]

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The Nature of Victory in a War on Terrorism

-        While President Bush has proclaimed a "war on terrorism" and taken measured steps in a strategic battle against terrorist groups, most prominently al Qaida, American citizens have been living lives far removed from his proclamation.  The American people have responded to the September 11th "act of war" with an outpouring of democratic rhetoric and bizarre acts of patriotism1.  Sadly, our proud demonstrations have truly ignored the reality of ensuing war. Americans have donated blood and established funds for firefighters' families, while failing to look outside of our nation with any intention of understanding the grounds for popular terrorism in Arab and Muslim states.  The America...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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Terrorism

- Terrorism In the modern world, extreme Islamic terrorism has been a major threat to people and nations all over the world. It is a fact that the infamous 9/11 terrorist attacks were planned by terrorists in Afghanistan. After the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, the terrorist-friendly Taliban regime was toppled in late 2001 and has moved to the tribal regions in Pakistan, near Afghanistan. To prevent reappearance of terrorism in Afghanistan, it is necessary to stop the resurgence of the Taliban. Terrorism in Afghanistan can be stopped by reducing political corruption, shifting the economy away from narcotics, and convincing the general public of the necessity to end terrorism....   [tags: National Security]

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Of Ants and Terrorists

- Of Ants and Terrorists After several hours and extensive questioning of family and friends, I decided to write this analogy assignment on the vast similarities of ants and terrorists. I had several topics to choose from; however, I wanted to write about something that relates to our present times. There are dozens if not hundreds of similarities between these two. For example they both live in organized societies, they range in sizes from a very few to several thousands. You could also find both of these groups all over the world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The War on Terrorism

- The war on terrorisms The war on terrorisms has had many lost souls, this war has been the most expensive war is history and not a lot of countries are in favor of it. Because of the terror attacks on September 11, the president of the United States George W Bush and his government has spent hundreds of billions of dollars trying to protect their county and finding terrorist on other countries. (Picture 1) Terrorism is the affected, use of violence to bring forth fear . Terrorists know what they are doing and their targets are planned in advance....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Real Meanings of Jihad

- The concept of Jihad was not widely known in the western world before the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. Since then, the word has been woven into what our media and government feed us along with notions of Terrorism, Suicide Bombings, Hamas, Al-Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, and now, Jihad. Our society hears exhortations resounding from the Middle East calling the people to rise up in Jihad and beat back the imperialist Americans. Yet, if we try to peel back all of these complex layers of information we can we attempt to find out what Jihad really means....   [tags: Terrorism, Terrorists, 2015]

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The War on Terrorism

- The New Threat To World Peace Terrorism. Terrorism and terrorists are defined as people who cause death and destruction through means of bombs and hostage taking who bassically cause terror for religious reasons or another cause they see just. After the end of the cold war people claimed that there was no threat to world peace .They were wrong however on September 11th 2001 all their views changed. On September 11th 2001 two planes were hijacked and crashed into the Twin Towers aka (the World Trade Center) ,people also over looked that supposedly one plane was crashed in to the Pentagon and one was heading to the White House but was brought down by the passengers in midflight....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Terrorism – Wake Up America!

- Terrorism – Wake Up America. America, wake up. That's what we think we heard on the 11th of September 2001 and maybe it was, but I think it should have been "Get Out of Bed!" In fact, I think the alarm clock has been buzzing since 1979 and we have continued to hit the snooze button and roll over for a few more minutes of peaceful sleep since then. It was a cool fall day in November 1979 in a country going through a religious and political upheaval when a group of Iranian students attacked and seized the American Embassy in Tehran....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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Terrorism and the Survival of the Species

- Terrorism and the Survival of the Species Terrorism is simply a violent form of political communication. The message of September 11, 2001 ran as follows: America, it is time you learned how implacably you are hated. The airplanes used were the terrorist's version of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles aimed at Americas' innocence. That innocence, the terrorists loudly declared, was a luxurious and anachronistic delusion. A year after the attack, one is free to taste the bile of its atrocious ingenuity....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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Discussion of Terrorism

- Discussion of Terrorism Terrorism, as defined by Title 22 of the United States code, section 2656f(d), is the "pre-meditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence and audience." Islamic terrorism is a serious problem for the United States because of the threat to national security, innocent civilians, and the foundations of democratic societies throughout the world....   [tags: Papers]

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War of Terroism

- In liberal democracies, most political acts are indeed legal, yet some instead decide on another way of influencing political decisions. Terrorism, is a seemly violent method intravenously employed by marginal groups to gain the focus of others on their case. Dyck defines terrorism as “the threat or use of violence, usually directed at civilian populations, in order to create some form of political change” (Dyck 401). The acts of terrorism that took place in the United States on September 11, 2001 are a powerful mementoes of how some choose to engage in violence in order to make a political statement....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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Terrorism and Technology

- Terrorism and Technology It wasn’t until the morning of September 11th that America began to question just how safe we really are. As the world watched the devastation on the news, everyone was looking for comfort. However, often times when something as horrific as this happens, the ones you look to for comfort are looking back at you for comfort. Many people found what piece of mind they could, through technology during this horrible time. The September 11th terrorist attacks have had both positive and negative impacts on the use of computers and technology....   [tags: September 11 Essays 9/11]

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Terrorism in Kenya

- Terrorism in Kenya Introduction Kenya has been the battlefield of tragic terrorist attacks on western interests twice since 1998 – once in 1998 when the US embassy was attacked and a second time in 2002 when a Israeli-owned Paradise hotel was bombed. In 1980, Jewish-owned Norfolk hotel was attacked by the PLO. Every single attack shared a common thread of irony: the majority of the lives lost were Kenyan, even though the ideology behind the attacks suggests that Kenyan and Kenyans were not involved in the political dynamic that precipitated the attacks....   [tags: A Level Essays]

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Terrorism and the Decline of Contemporary Islam

- The Decline of Contemporary Islam The Islamic civilization that produced such tolerance, knowledge, and beauty throughout history is now only able to produce terrorists. Extreme acts of violence, such as the September 11 terrorist attacks, test the mettle and moral depth of societies-the society that is targeted by the violence and the society that generated it. For instance, the Japanese stealth attack on Pearl Harbor tested both the aggressor and the victim. Pearl Harbor challenged the moral integrity of Japanese normative values, but also tested us-the victim....   [tags: Threats To World Peace]

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Terrorism and the United States

- Terrorism and the United States A cloud of anthrax spores looming in the sky of San Diego California designed to inflict a horrible death within ninety-six hours on anyone who breaths it. At first, thousands of victims think they have mild influenza or a cold that recedes after a day or two. However, when their symptoms return, and their lungs starts filling-up with fluid the victim realize that another terrorist attack has occurred....   [tags: Papers]

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To Live Without Fear in the Age of Terrorism

- To Live Without Fear in the Age of Terrorism       We can rebuild the New York City skyline, but the question for a nation that has for two centuries felt safe at home is how we rebuild our sense of security. We are painfully realizing that the fears and anxieties terrorism is designed to arouse may be not of a moment but the harbinger of a whole new era. We can fight the Taliban, but how to fight a ghost army that went to war with us before we were at war with it, an army that has injected its menace even into the everyday routine of opening a letter....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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War on Terrorism

- The War On Terrorism Every morning, millions of people around the world begin their day by reading the newspaper. News topics are constantly discussed in everyday life and remain the dominant topic of conversation between friends, family, and even strangers. It is our responsibility as a modern society to recognize all events that impact our lives and make others aware of them, and newspapers as well as the general media allow us this opportunity. The New York Times, a worldwide newspaper, offers us a chance to become informed of worldwide current events while also offering insight into the development of society as seen through the eyes of the media....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Shark Attacks

- Shark Attacks The serious attacks are mainly by four species. The Bull shark. the Tiger, the Great White and the Oceanic Whitetip shark. The Grey Nurse (Sand Tiger) and the Bronze Whaler have for many years been blamed for many attacks but it seems nearly all were mistaken identity. The Grey Nurse is now protected in most States in Australia. The Great White is the largest and has a high percentage of fatal attacks. The Bull shark is responsible for a lot of attacks on swimmers and people in shallow water....   [tags: Sharks Ocean Life Attacks Essays]

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terrorism

- Terrorism Imagine a clear blue, sunlit morning; the most beautiful day you can recall. Imagine waking up from an amazing dream of a clear horizon. Imagine putting on your new fresh suit, to start your new job. Imagine having that extra hop in your step as you leave your front door, your mind anxiously awaiting the adventure of a new beginning to an amazing day. Then, imagine not getting to where you needed to be. Not because you fell victim to a traffic jam or missed the bus, but because you were a victim of a terrorist act - an innocent victim, whose life was cut short by terrorism....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Domestic Eco-Terrorism, PETA, ALF & ELF

- Domestic Eco-Terrorism, PETA, ALF & ELF With President Bush’s “War on Global Terrorism” making front page news reports and filling the news waves on the evening news, the American Public might not realize that there is in fact a war of sorts going on behind the scenes in their own country. This is the war on home-grown terrorist organizations. Moreover, it is the war to fight against the ALF (Animal Liberation Front) and its environmental little brother spin-off the ELF or Environmental Liberation Front....   [tags: Terrorism USA Esays Papers]

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Human Rights, War and Terrorism

- Human Rights, War and Terrorism After every war come the peace talks; after millions of people had been killed. After the terrorist attacks comes the investigation, reason, or counter-terrorism; after lives had been wasted. There is time for the nations of the world to come together to understand one another in order to avoid war and terrorism and that time is now. War is as old as man. It is a reign of terror when people are always on the run, always hungry, always cold, and homeless and killed in hundreds, thousands, and sometimes in millions....   [tags: Human Rights Essays]

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The Impact of Terrorism on Immigration

- The Impact of Terrorism on Immigration   Always on the lookout for opportunities to press their case, anti-immigration advocates lost no time after the attacks of September 11. As one of them pointed out in testimony before the Senate, It seems clear that the 19 terrorists of September 11 were all foreign citizens and entered the United States legally, as tourists, business travelers, or students. This was also true of the perpetrators of previous terrorist acts . . . While it is absolutely essential that we not scapegoat immigrants, especially Muslim immigrants, we also must not overlook the most obvious fact: the current terrorist threat to the United States comes almost exclusively fr...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Terrorism and Airport Security

- Terrorism and Airport Security The morning of September 11 was like any other. The sun rose from the east, and the day was full of life. People went to work as they were accustomed to, and everybody seemed safe from harms way. In airports across America: planes were taking their passengers to their destinations in record times. People went through airport security as usual, walking through the metal detector and sending their bags through the x-ray machines. Security at the airport was normal....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Egoist and Utilitarian Responses to Terrorism

- Terrorism was not a dormant issue in the media until the attacks on the USA. The organised use of violence to target non-combatants for political purposes, is one of the most effective ways to gain media attention. Mainly used by extremist groups in the hopes of gaining recognition for their religious or political cause. Several attacks on the US have recently made headlines The attack on the USS Cole (October 12, 2000), US Embassy bombings in Kenya + Tanzania (August 7, 1998), Oklahoma City bombing (April 19, 1995) , the World Trade Centre bombing on February 27 1993 and finally the World Trade Centre bombing on September 11, 2001....   [tags: Egoist, Utilitarian ]

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The Terror Tactics of Terrorists

- The Terror Tactics of Terrorists The reasons terrorists use terror tactics are varied and debatable. By explaining tactics many people believe that terrorism becomes justified. This is not true. Through understanding the motives of terrorists we can begin to fully realise the causes behind the actions. There are many causes behind terrorist actions. One of which is publicity....   [tags: Papers]

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Response to Terrorism: Military Vengeance or Positive Actions?

- Response to Terrorism: Military Vengeance or Positive Actions. The issues raised by September 11 are less about constitutional war powers than about war wisdom. Under national and international law the President has legal authority to react in self-defense against this invasion of our territory. Even the most vigorous critics of executive power concede that under the Constitution the President is empowered, in Madison's words, to "repel sudden attacks." One might quibble over whether "repelling" an attack, which in the eighteenth century would have been a land or naval invasion by a foreign state, extends in this era to a military response outside the United States to an attack by unknow...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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Cyber Attacks on the Government’s Transportation Grid

- Breaches and Security Implications by Penetration of the Western Interconnection’s Traffic Control System and its Effects on Modern Day Life Year after year, a number of films are released involving computer hacking of some sort along with cyber-villainy. As entertaining as they are, the validity of these possibilities is not explored. Many of these films center revolve around a chaotic vehicle-related scene where a form of the government’s transportation grid is compromised. The breach typically involves traffic control....   [tags: Cyber Terrorism, Cyber Terrorists]

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Propaganda, Patriotism, and the War on Terrorism

- Propaganda, Patriotism, and the War on Terrorism On college campuses across the nation, efforts are being made to silence professors who encourage students to probe the history of U.S. foreign policy in the effort to understand the September 11th attacks. Recent articles in The Chronicle of Higher Education report that students have complained to deans about professors critical of U.S. foreign policy, and boards of trustees, deans, and college presidents have drafted resolutions and issued public statements condemning their views....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Terrorism Inside and Outside the USA

- Terrorism. It is a word that strikes fear into many. Terrorism has been around since the beginning of time, and has caused empires to rise, fall, and allowed people to gain power. Terrorism is a growing problem in this unstable world. A simple act of terrorism can cause tensions to break between two countries, as seen with Israel and Palestine’s conflicts due to religious beliefs and territory disputes. Among the various potential threats are wars with neighboring countries, missile attacks on cites, biological and chemical terrorism, suicide bombings, and hostage taking....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Media’s Support of International Terrorism

-        Imagine you are a resident of Jerusalem, in the year 60 AD.  You are taking a walk throughout the marketplace doing your weekly shopping.  You see a man pull out a dagger and he yells ‘death to all Romans' and attacks a roman guard, killing him in front of hundreds of spectators.  The assassin quietly slips into the crowd and is lost in a sea of people never to be found.  The word of the attack spreads and soon it is the talk of the town. Many more attacks on Romans are made by the Sicarii and the Zealots.  Sympathizers of the Romans slowly disappear and their voices vanish from Jerusalem.  The fear of terrorism grows and Roman repression grows along with it, this in turn lea...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Radio Frequency Weapons and the Next Phase of Terrorism

- Radio Frequency Weapons and the Next Phase of Terrorism        Abstract:  This paper examines different types of radio frequency ("RF") weapons that are currently being developed.  It discusses the different types of weapons that currently exist, explains why they would be useful to terrorists, and explores different ways to defend against them.                Recent media articles have put forth the idea of the "RF weapon," something that has been described as if it were a magical gun that can bring the United States to its knees.  While these weapons do exist, the threat they pose is far less widespread and dangerous than articles such as "RF Weapons Attacking Our Freedom?" propose...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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Terrorism

- Terrorism is the use or threat of violence to create fear and alarm. Terrorists murder and kidnap people, set off bombs, hijack airplanes, set fires, and commit other serious crimes. But the goals of terrorists differ from those of ordinary criminals. Most criminals want money or some other form of personal gain. Most terrorists commit crimes to support political causes. The word terrorism first appeared during the French Revolution (1789-1799). Some of the revolutionaries who seized power in France adopted a policy of violence against their enemies....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Death Penalty and the Extradition of Terrorists

- The Death Penalty and the Extradition of Terrorists Should terrorists be extradited to face capital punishment in the country a crime was perpetrated in. This question has been frequently repeated, especially after the events of September eleventh. Everyone seems to have a different opinion as to whether or not the death penalty is a viable punishment. There are also exhaustive discussions regarding who should judge the proceedings. I believe that if an offender commits a crime in a foreign land, and is apprehended, then they should be charged in and be subject to the laws of that country....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Analysis of Techno-terrorism

- Techno-terrorism and the Future of Civilization       "Modern terrorism, with sophisticated technological means at its disposal and the future possibility of access to biological and nuclear weapons, presents a clear and present danger to the very existence of civilization itself"--Justice Arthur J. Goldberg. Mr. Goldberg's statement expresses a valid concern that has become an alarming reality. As terrorists trade pistols for airplanes and pipe bombs for nuclear explosives, technology is rapidly increasing the power, range, and effectiveness of attacks that terrorists are able to execute....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Terrorism

- Terrorism and hostage taking may be as old as civilization itself. There are numerous references to abduction throughout Greek mythology. In midievil times hostages were taken for money or a guaranteed safe passage through a country. In the U.S., Indians on the western frontier terrorized settlers to frighten them away. Throughout the twentieth century, up until the 1970’s various terrorist acts were committed, yet it was not as big a problem as it is today. The new age of terrorism dawned at 4:30 in the morning of September 5, 1972....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hizballah: Model Of Terrorism

- Hizballah: Model Of Terrorism Hizballah, or Party of God, has been established as one of the best-organized movements towards independence within the Middle East. In 1983 the Lebanese Shiite Muslims formed this group as an Islamic rebellion against the United States as well as the Israeli Forces. Although Hizballah is a fairly new organization, it has quickly become a model organization not of behavior, but of terrorism in the Middle East and throughout the rest of the world. Hizballah believes that Israel is planning to take over a good portion of the Middle East from the Euphrates to the Nile as God promised to Abraham in Genesis 15:18-21 (Thompson)....   [tags: Terrorism Terrorist Islam Essays Papers]

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Terrorism vs. Human Rights

- Terrorism vs. Human Rights Ken Livingston said of the London bombings “The people of London will get through this”. This statement, as defiant as it is, isn’t strictly true. Even if the people of London did not bow down to the terrorists, surely the government now is. The Prevention of Terrorism bill shows that the government is clearly willing to give up our freedom of speech as a result of the 7/7 bombings. This more then anything is handing victory to the terrorists. The fact that they are proposing to lock up suspected terrorists without a trial for 3 months is absolutely outrageous and one can only laugh when people refer to this country as a “democracy”....   [tags: Human Rights Essays]

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Terrorism

- Terrorism is becoming more and more of a threat to Americans both at home and abroad. International terrorism happens when terrorism occurs out of our country. An example of an International terrorist is Osama bin Laden. Laden is the worlds most dangerous terrorist. Laden shows genocidal tendency by killing Americans through-out the world from the bombings of the World Trade Center to the embassy bombings in Africa. The African blasts killed more than 250 people. The FBI has been tracking him for more that four years and they still couldn't stop him from striking Americans overseas and can't stop him now with the current foreign policy that has been adopted....   [tags: essays research papers]

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terrorism

- The 21st century began on September 11, 2001. In June of 1914, the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo precipitated the first war that would define the 20th century. The attacks of September 11 will be the precipitating moment of a new kind of war. The kind of war everyone will be on high alert. Everyone is the United States of America will come together and help each from this tragedy. The United States of America now sees a national security threat raised to an unbelievable level....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Terrorism

- Terrorism Terrorism is a major growing problem in today's society. Over the last fifteen years, new terrorist organization networks have sprung up from all over the world. Many governments have had little success in shutting down organizations attempts to harm innocent people. Many people do not understand why people resort to taking actions such as bombing, hijacking, and suicide missions. It leaves many people wondering how these organizations justify their attack on innocent and warm hearted citizens....   [tags: Papers]

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terrorism

- Effects of Terrorism Terrorism is the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives. --FBI Definition On Tuesday September 11th, 2001 our Nation was forever changed. Following the single largest terrorist attack ever experienced by this country, thousands are dead or missing, tens of thousands of people in this country know someone who was killed or injured, and many more have witnessed or heard about the attack through the media....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Terrorism

- Terrorism is the unlawful use of force against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population or any segment thereof, in the furtherance of political or social objectives". This definition includes three elements: (1) Terrorist activities are illegal and involve the use of force. (2) The actions are intended to intimidate or coerce. (3) The actions are committed in support of political or social objectives. The main topic here is Terrorism and Foreign Policy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Terrorism

- Terrorism On an early Tuesday morning, many families arose for another typical day. Unaware of a nearing attack, they carried out their daily routine. Tragically, instead of taking their children to school and going to work, they would be cowering for their lives. Attacks carried out by terrorists destroyed their homes and places of work. These terrorists came from a foreign nation, and attacked from the sky. They did not attack in hopes of pleasing a god, or to have family members released from prison....   [tags: Papers]

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Terrorism

- Why do people resort to such violent acts as bombing, assassinations, and hi-jacking. How do individuals and organizations justify these acts of terror. These acts can easily be labeled as terrorist actions. Terrorism is a growing international problem. In the recent years, new terrorist groups and organizations have been forming at an alarming rate. Governments have had little success in their attempts to resolve issues involving terrorism. One of the major problems in discussing terrorism is “establishing a generally accepted definition.” Terrorism can be described as, “the unlawful use of fear or force to achieve certain political, economical, or social aims.” By being so difficult...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Terrorism

- A gunshot, an explosion, and screaming heard. That is what is generally thought of when one hears the word "Terrorism". In most cases it is true, but there are many other types of terrorism. Most terrorist incidents in the United States have been bombing attacks, involving explosive devices, tear gas and pipe bombs. (Collins, B. 1)The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) categorizes terrorism in the U.S. as either; domestic or international terrorism. Terrorism is the use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of the criminal laws of the United States for purposes of intimidation, coercion or ransom....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Terrorist

- This book “The Terrorist” was written by Caroline B. Cooney and published by Scolastic Inc. in Toronto Ontario Canada. Laura is in high school and she had just moved from Boston. At the beginning of the book, her brother died when a terrorist’s package bomb exploded and killed Billy. Laura and her family were heart-broken when they found out the bad news. Laura becomes determined to do what ever she could to find out who killed Billy. One day, when Laura was questioning Mohammed, Jehran asked her if she would like to go to a sleep over....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cyber Terrorism

- Cyber Terrorism Thus far we have scratched the surface of the ever-perplexing problem of terrorism. As it has evolved those in the position of countering it have also gained some valuable experience. Even with this knowledge it is very difficult, bordering on impossible to prevent terrorist acts from occurring. In the recent past there has been an extra element added to this confusing and dangerous equation, the Internet and other computer capabilities. Cyber-terrorism is a realistic possibility but is it as detrimental as other forms of conventional terrorism such as a car bomb....   [tags: Internet Web Cyberspace Terror Essays]

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Combating Terrorism

- At 8:45am, on September 11th, 2001 America’s heart was torn by a hijacked plane crashing through the north tower of the World Trade Center. Eighteen minutes later, a shocked country received a second blow as a second plane tore through the south tower. An estimated 2,819 lives were lost that day. The attack seemed to have come out of nowhere. As a country, we were not properly prepared to defend ourselves. America needs to devote as much money and as many resources as possible to combating terrorism....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Philippine Attacks

- ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine forces launched attacks on three southern islands in an effort to wipe out the guerrillas who held a U.S. couple hostage for more than a year, military officers said Sunday. The assaults, which started Saturday after one of the Americans and a Philippine captive died in a rescue attempt, are aimed at the top three commanders of the Islamic militant group Abu Sayyaf, said Philippine Maj. Gen. Ernesto Carolina. Martin Burnham, 42, and Ediborah Yap, 45, died in a shootout Friday when government troops ambushed their captors in jungles of the main southern Philippine island of Mindanao....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Terrorism

- Terrorism The Good, the Bad, the Terrorist. Terrorism by nature is difficult to define. Acts of terrorism conjure emotional responses in the victims as well as in the practitioners. No two writers agree on what is terrorism. Even the U.S. government cannot agree on one single definition. The old adage, "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter" is still alive and well today ("Terrorism Research Center: Definitions" 1)....   [tags: Terrorist]

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Terrorism

- Terrorism is a form of violence that is difficult to define. The State Department defines terrorism as "premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience." Terrorism is not a random, undirected, purposeless act of violence, it has definite goals and violence is the medium of attaining those goals. The most well-known, recent instance of terrorism were the attacks made on the World Trade Center on September 11th , but terrorism goes back to first-century Palestine, where Jewish Zealots would publicly slit the throats of Romans and their collaborators....   [tags: essays research papers]

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