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The Nature of Terrorism - Given the growing global threats of terrorism, it is significant that an understanding of the history, nature and mechanism-premises under which terror operates is obtained. This is significant as it would shape the perspective of policy makers when addressing issues of this nature. Terrorism, as it is understood is the action of none-state weak actors, individual or groups, who for some reasons feels suppressed, marginalized and, or denied what they may view as the basic human right. All terrorism has political objectives, even though the perpetrators may use religious relics to appeal to a wider existing audience, and invoke a response through violent act to prove or propagate their point....   [tags: Terrorism]
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Terrorism and the Muslim Community - Much of the terrorism that occurs globally tend to have a link with the Muslim community. When a terrorism activity occurs, the media focus on the Muslim community as the potential masterminds of the criminal act. In most parts of the world, people associated with the Muslim culture receive a lot of discrimination considering that their colleagues associate with terrorism activities. The main question is that are all the terrorism activities that take place associate with the Muslim community....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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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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Airline Terrorism Before 9/11 and Today - This paper describes our nation and the worlds mindset about airline terrorism before 9/11 and airline terrorism today. This remains a very real and deadly subject even though we don’t have as many incidents occurring at this moment in time. Still the potential for countless lives being lost in an aircraft accident from the actions of a terrorist or terrorist organization is still very real and innocent families across this nation and abroad remain the targets. Additionally, it will show that the security measures in place at airports prior to 9/11 were far less adequate, than today, and personnel responsible for airport security at the gates and throughout were either poorly trained or not...   [tags: Terrorism ]
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War On Terrorism - Two weeks before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a Syrian immigrant in Spain received a phone call from London. The caller reported that he had "entered the field of aviation" and that "classes were going well." He added, mysteriously, that "the throat of the bird has been slit." The call was recorded by Spanish police as part of a long-term investigation into a suspected network of Islamic radicals, but it was weeks before the possible significance of the conversation was understood. Prosecutors here now say they believe "the bird" was a symbolic reference to the American bald eagle and that the caller was sending a message that the Sept....   [tags: 9/11 Terrorism Terrorists Prosecution] 707 words
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Free Essays on Terrorism: The Language of Terrorism - The Language of Terrorism On September 11, 2001, two airplanes flew into the World Trade Center and another into the Pentagon, while yet another suspiciously crashed. Blasted on T.V. screens across America, were images of fire, destruction, chaos and death. Framed in colors of red, white and blue, were such headlines that read: ³America Under-Attack,² ³The War Against Terror² and ³The Attack on America²; all the while, urgent ticket taped messages flowed across our television screens and news anchors reported on the utmost of news....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 886 words
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Terrorism and Patriotism - Terrorism and Patriotism The connection between war and patriotism-or better yet, between war and the making of patriots-is evident, maybe even self-evident. But, is a war really required. The answer is no, not as long as we remember past wars, and use those memories to meet current challenges. To help us remember, we have a Memorial Day (Decoration Day when I was young), and the Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean, and (eventually) World War II memorials. To the same end, we have national cemeteries filled with the graves of patriots, and a national anthem composed during a long-past war....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1596 words
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Understanding Terrorism and Extremism - In the year 2008, in an interview with Dan Rivers from CNN, Imam Samudra, the main actor of the 2002 Bali bombing in Indonesia, said that he would never apologize to the non-Muslim victims of the tragedy. His reason was that his religion, Islam, based on his interpretation and understanding, allows him to kill the infidels (CNN, 2008; Rivers, 2008). Moreover, Imam Samudra considered his actions as jihad in the meaning of an “obligation to fight a limited war” (Hassan, 2007). In the same interview, Amrozi, Imam Samudra’s fellow terrorist, was showing a happy face and saying "Alhamdulillâh", in the sense of "thank God", when Rivers showed pictures of the victims and some of other images accord...   [tags: Terrorism Essays]
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Terrorism Essay: War on Terrorism - Round 1 - War on Terrorism: Round 1 The Bush Troika´s war on terrorism reached first base after installing a new government in Afghanistan. One of the poorest and most defenseless countries on earth has been bombed into rubble by a megalomaniac superpower that can see no limits to its rights of domination. The country that harbors more Southern American terrorists, executioners and dictators than anyone else in the world has shown us all what happens when others harbor wanted men. What has been achieved if we look beyond Bush's clichés, Pentagon's hype and Rumsfeld´s and Ashcroft´s rhetoric....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 953 words
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My Definition of Terrorism - To me, terrorism is the use of violent actions to provoke fear or terror in a population for the purpose of spreading a message. I agree with Moeller in that terrorism is distinguished from other forms of violence in that “The victims and the intended audience of a terrorist act are not the same,”1 and “the psychological impact of a terrorist act is intended to be greater than the physical damage caused. The goal of terrorism is to send a message, not defeat the enemy.”2 Additionally, in regards to Moeller’s questions of whether terrorism is a tactic or ideology, terrorism is purely a tactic among many others, not an ideology at all....   [tags: Terrorism, Terrorists, 2015] 329 words
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The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism - The battle of Iraq is one victory in a war on terror that began on September the 11th, 2001 and still goes on. That terrible morning, 19 evil men, the shock troops of a hateful ideology, gave America and the civilized world a glimpse of their ambitions. They imagined, in the words of one terrorist, that September the 11th would be the beginning of the end of America. By seeking to turn our cities into killing fields, terrorists and their allies believed that they could destroy this nation's resolve and force our retreat from the world....   [tags: War Terrorism Extremism] 1682 words
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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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Indirect Victims of Terrorism - Following the largest terrorist attack on US on September 11, 2001, the nation has changed forever. The number of victims was tremendous: thousands have died or went missing. However, these innocent people who died as a result of the act are direct victims. Many forget that are still tens of thousands who knew someone who was killed or heard about the attack. These people are indirect victims because they also suffered even though not physically but mentally. In addition, even terrorists themselves are also victims: some of their religious believes, some of the strong commitment to the orders of their leaders....   [tags: 9/11 Essays, Terrorism] 726 words
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Terrorism: We Must Fight ISIS - The world is at a rough point. ISIS has been taking over Iraq and Syria and no one there has been able to resist the spread. Some people from other countries wish to go fight lethally or non-lethally against the terrorist threat. There are also some that go to fight for ISIS. Allowing foreign volunteers to fight for the enemy should be recognized as a terrorist action. What should stop them from going to train with terrorists only to go back to their home country and spread terrorism there. The real issue is how countries view what is a terrorist country....   [tags: Terrorism, ISIS]
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Anti-Terrorism Immigration Reforms - As a somewhat belated reaction to the February 26, 1993, bombing of the World Trade Center, Congress passed very enforcement-minded immigration legislation three years later called the "Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) of 1996." President Clinton signed the "anti-terrorism" immigration bill on April 24, 1996. But the second session of the 104th Congress was not through yet. The immigration reformers were on a roll. Later that same year Congress passed even greater changes to the Immigration Act called the "Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) of 1996." The IIRIRA, known as the 1996 Act was signed by President Clinton on September 30, 1996...   [tags: Policy Legislation Terrorism] 1474 words
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Terrorism, Peace and Diversity - Terrorism, Peace and Diversity Acts of terrorism underscore the urgent need to promote peace. Yet, this is also an opportunity to promote diversity. Indeed, peace and diversity are related. --It is a good time to look at ripple effects and connections. --More than 1/3 of the people killed in the World Trade Center on September 11 were not Americans. They were citizens of 70-80 other countries. Hundreds were Muslims. --More than 40% of residents of New York City are foreign-born. --The dead and missing and 6,000+ treated at hospitals in New York City, and several hundred more at the Pentagon and in the Pennsylvania crash, have families and friends--if each one has only 10 family and...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 632 words
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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] 1076 words
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Is America the World's Largest Sponsor of Terrorism? - Thinking about peace requires understanding peace itself as thought, as knowledge, and as a critique of its others, its opposites: violence, terror, and war. Peace is encyclopedic in terms of the knowledge that it generates as well as the knowledge upon which it draws. This essay is a brief attempt to explore what the circumstances are for peace as thinking and what goes into that thinking. What I'm saying here rests on three important assumptions: first, we cannot simply point outward to terror and "hit" the right target; second, to have peace one must extend peace; and third, the necessary counter to notions of a "just war" is a "just peace." There are combinations of circumstances a...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1493 words
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Identifying the Enemy in a War Against Terrorism - Identifying the Enemy in a War Against Terrorism Abstract: In the good old days, it seemed like such an easy task to identify and give a face to who were your friends and foes at time of war, even at the risk of racial and cultural stereotyping. We are finding that it is very difficult to be at war with a concept like "international terrorism" because we also must give it a face. During World War II an article was published in the December 22, 1941 issue of Life magazine titled "A Handbook for Americans." A section of the handbook detailed ways that Americans could "tell a Jap from a Chinese." I found these stereotypes to be quite ridiculous – but the article underscores that there...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1177 words
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The War Against Terrorism: The Taliban in Afghanistan - Since 1996, the Taliban has created an environment of terror and disorder within the country of Afghanistan. Although terrorists within Afghanistan and of the Islam religion believe that they are justified in their actions, it is made clearly apparent that Terrorism must be stopped altogether. Defining the Issue Terrorism is translated to mean ‘army in the shadows’ and is defined as the threat or use of violence to win certain rewards or goals ( Dictionary.com, 2010). The earliest known Terrorist organization similar to those of today was the Zealots of Judea, formed when fanatics of the Jewish faith revolted against the of the Roman oppression....   [tags: terrorism, war on terror]
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Defending our Nation Against Terrorism - Defending our Nation Against Terrorism As a member of the US Navy and a servant to the armed forces of the US, the past four or five months have been almost heartbreaking as I have watched the world take shots at the domination of US foreign policy. To think about the US Military as a potential or even acting terrorist makes me sick as I believe that I am serving to protect ideals such as freedom and democracy. However, there are many that look to the red, white and blue of the Americas as an aggressor against world peace and not as a linch-pin in the search for the global sustainment of order....   [tags: America Terrorism Argumentative Essays] 1188 words
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Is the Cause of Terrorism Islam, or Foreign Policy? - Was the Cause of September 11 Islam or Foreign Policy. George W. Bush has taken a stand on the true nature of Islam, calling it, for instance, a "religion of peace." As strange as this is to hear from the president of the United States, Bush's declarations have given rise to a good deal of useful public discussion about Islam. Unfortunately, this discussion has too often accepted the confused terms of the president's rhetoric: Is there, or is there not, something wrong in the nature of Islam....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 710 words
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Terrorism - Above the gates of hell is the warning that all that enter should abandon hope. Less dire but to the same effect is the warning given to those who try to define terrorism. "It can be predicted with confidence that the disputes about a detailed, comprehensive definition of terrorism will continue for a long time, that they will not result in a consensus, and that they will make no noticeable contribution towards the understanding of terrorism." The author of this warning, undeterred by it, goes on to discuss the definition of terrorism at length.1 In doing so, he follows an honored tradition....   [tags: Papers] 473 words
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Terrorism - Over the past Century, terrorism has evolved from random killings to massive plans for terrorist groups. To understand terrorism you must first describe it. There have been many different definitions of terrorism. The one that truly describes it is; Terrorism can not specifically describe terrorism because people will interpret it differently. Many experts believe that terrorism is an abstract concept with no essence, a single definition cannot account for all the possible uses of the term, many different definitions share common elements, the meaning of terrorism derives from the victim of target....   [tags: essays research papers] 1039 words
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Free Terrorism Essays: We Need the United Nations - We Need the United Nations in Our War Against Terror The United Nations has often been criticized, but events after the terrorist attack of September 11 show how essential it is to international peace and security. The United Nations Security Council, in particular, has proved its value in the present crisis. To combat terrorism, and specifically Osama bin Laden's network and the governments of Iran, Iraq, North Korea and other countries, a broad and diverse coalition is necessary. President Bush quickly realized that the active cooperation of other countries, including Muslim countries, was essential to the intelligence and policy work needed to find terrorists and destroy their ne...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 826 words
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The Historical Context of Terrorism and Our Next Steps - The Historical Context of Terrorism and Our Next Steps   As the horrific tragedy of September 11 settles into permanent corridors of our conscious life, our reactions as a society are manifold. There is shock, grief, anger and other emotions that we have not fully understood or found words to describe. As we search for explanations, our sages in government, the media and the academy try to help us articulate what we have experienced. We have been told that our innocence is gone, that the third world war has begun and that we are confronting a new and more lethal form of terrorism than the world has ever seen....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1119 words
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Free Essays on Terrorism: Give Peace a Chance - Give Peace a Chance Since the horrible tragedy that occurred on September 11th, Americans are brainstorming for ideas on how to fight terrorism. Minds are collaborating on what can be done to reconcile the West in the minds of Islamic nations. Many strategies for attaining peace have been introduced, and steps are being made toward the appeasement of differences. The ideas for peacemaking that have already been set in motion will be discussed in Section 1, and new suggestions for reconciliation will be introduced in Section 2....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1780 words
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Terrorism - Foreign Students do Not Threaten National Security - Foreign Students do Not Threaten National Security In response to the horror of the September 11 terrorist attacks, America has demanded action, and we have gotten it. In addition to the U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan and the ongoing federal investigation of the events surrounding the World Trade Center attacks, we have seen a flurry of legislative and executive action designed to increase our domestic security. Yet not all of this activity has been without controversy. From Bush's executive order authorizing the use of military tribunals to try non-U.S....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 779 words
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Free Terrorism Essays: We Must Oppose Peaceniks - We Must Oppose Peaceniks There is a certain segment of the population on any contemporary college campus that is never satisfied unless it is dissatisfied. So addicted is this small minority to the rush one receives from righteous indignation that, after centuries of moral progress in what is by now a relatively just society, their lives are reduced to a desperate search for sufficiently eye-catching evils to combat. Sweatshops one year, the low wages of University workers the next - while collegiate activism addicts often find themselves fighting real and continuing injustices, their brief battles are mere momentary fads, reduced to being the political equivalent of bellbottoms or...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 773 words
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Free Terrorism Essays: America Driven by Hatred? - America: Driven by Hatred. America stands on the brink of a war that we won't win. We are in a position to decide exactly how many lives we'd like to expend in order to capture some phantom and subject him to our justice system for crimes against humanity. Unlike Vietnam, this is not a war where we can't see our enemy. Instead, this is war where we can't find our enemy. Osama bin Laden is our enemy and we must eradicate him, along with his al Qaeda. In order to do so, however, we must find him....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 592 words
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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 in Canada: Air India Flight 182 Disaster - Terrorism in Canada: Air India Flight 182 Disaster The Air India disaster occurred on July 22nd, 1985. It is believed to be the most serious terrorist act that has ever taken place in Canada, claiming the lives of over three hundred people, most of them Canadian. To the present day, the bombings remain a mystery, with only one person charged in connection with the crime. Almost 15 years after flight 182 plummeted into the Atlantic off the coast of Ireland it continues to be investigated by authorities throughout the world, including the RCMP and CSIS in Canada....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]
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Terrorism Essay: Metaphors for Terror - Metaphors for Terror The administration's framings and reframings and its search for metaphors should be noted. The initial framing was as a "crime" with "victims" and "perpetrators" to be "brought to justice" and "punished." The crime frame entails law, courts, lawyers, trials, sentencing, appeals, and so on. It was hours before "crime" changed to "war" with "casualties," "enemies," "military action," "war powers," and so on. Donald Rumsfeld and other administration officials have pointed out that this situation does not fit our understanding of a "war." There are "enemies" and "casualties" all right, but no enemy army, no regiments, no tanks, no ships, no air force, no battlefield...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 692 words
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John Locke and Terrorism - In 1689, A Letter Concerning Toleration, written by John Locke during his self-imposed exile to his friend Philip von Limborch, was published without the author's knowledge. The Letter concerned religious intolerance. It essentially made the case for religious toleration on the basis of philosophical principles. Locke was concerned with the State's toleration of those not subscribing to the orthodox religion of the day and, by putting a high value on the preservation of negative liberty, he proposed the toleration of a wide range of religious beliefs....   [tags: Philosophy of Terrorism Essays]
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Bush's Fight Against Terrorism in Response to September 11, 2001 - Bush's Fight Against Terrorism in Response to September 11, 2001 President George W. Bush marked the six-month anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with a plaintive appeal for the world's nations to keep an unflagging commitment to the fight against terrorism. With flags of many world nations at his back on an enormous stage, Bush said the global coalition must not weaken in the face of terrorists who are brazen enough to try attacks similar to those carried out in New York and Washington last fall....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 417 words
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Impact of Terrorist Attacks on Males from Muslim Countries - Impact of Terrorist Attacks on Males from Muslim Countries The terrorism attack on the United States of America on September 11, 2001 has not only greatly affected American citizens, but it has also made a huge impact on the lives of people in Muslim countries such as Indonesia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Hence, because I am an international student from Indonesia, the attack has greatly affected my life in the United States of America. Since the terrorist attack, the American government has created a number of regulations that have to be followed exactly by the male citizens of Muslim countries who are currently staying in the United States....   [tags: Terrorism] 375 words
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Free Essays on Terrorism: The Threat of Usamah Bin-Ladin - The Threat of Usamah Bin-Ladin This essay was written in 1999 when I was a student at the University of Kentucky. My college roommate and I often debated our opposing views on foreign affairs. My roommate, animatedly felt that ridding the world of nuclear weapons would gradually end all violence between states. Although idealistically I would have liked to agree, I had to contend that war would never end as long as religion was central to the beliefs of the soldiers fighting. Sheikh Usamah Bin-Muhammad Bin-Ladin personifies and embodies my argument ....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 2184 words
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What is the Definition of Terrorism? - The concept of terrorism is exceedingly difficult to define. Author Gerald Seymour first said in his book Harry’s Game that, “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter”. Each individual may view terrorism in a different light. Because of this, there is currently no universal definition of terrorism. However in recent years, it has become increasingly more important to form a definition of terrorism, especially while working in the media. The word terror dates back to the French Revolution....   [tags: Terrorist vs Freedom Fighter]
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Stop the Cycle of Terrorism - Stop the Cycle of Violence "How many times must the cannonballs fly before they're forever banned?" was the question posed by Bob Dylan well over thirty years ago. His poetic words still ring true today. The attacks on the World Trade Center and Washington D.C. don't make me any prouder to be an American. They make me realize that the world is more barbaric than ever. The saddest part of the whole attack is that we still live in a world where such acts are possible. Five days after the act, the world sees the United States poised to answer unspeakable violence with more unspeakable violence....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 408 words
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Free Essays on Terrorism: Independence Day Has New Meaning - Independence Day Has New Meaning   This week we will celebrate the Independence of our great nation, gained through the blood and sacrifice of our ancestors. This is the day we were meant to honor our way of life and the freedoms we enjoy. Disregarding the true meaning of the holiday, I am afraid that many of us, myself included, had forgotten the sacrifice our independence demanded. July 4th became little more than a day off work, punctuated by an excuse for family and friends to gather with the added attraction of fireworks....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 374 words
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Free Essays on Terrorism: Bomb The Bastards Back to the Stone Age - Bomb The Bastards Back to the Stone Age The terrorists groups Hamas and al-Qaida have their foundations in Islam. Both of these organizations have interpreted the teachings of Islam in a violent manner. Al-Qaida calls for the founding of a "pan-Islamic Caliphate" to overthrow and expel Westerners". Hamas views any attempts at peace as turning over control to "non-believers", and they refuse to take part in any efforts for peace. Bill Clinton's previous inaction on embassy bombings and terrorists' threats has never prevented further violent action by either one of these groups....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 360 words
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Terrorism - Domestic Bigots More Dangerous than Foreign Terrorists - Domestic Bigots Cause More Damage than Foreign Terrorists As the federal government preoccupies itself with fighting the war against terror, it must not neglect the terror that Americans can inflict on one another at home. At the same time, we should be circumspect about our rhetoric as we affirm our commitment to the ideals of freedom by debating our government's policies. The recent spate of hate crimes across the country - about 1000 incidents, some of them fatal - calls for two responses....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 577 words
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Free Terrorism Essays: Muslims Must Denounce Terrorism or Die - While many respectable Muslim organizations the world over have condemned the reprehensible carnage at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, there is a growing number of groups and individuals who equivocate in their rebuke of violence. In doing so, they become apologists for violence and terror. There is something deeply disturbing about employing explanation and understanding as a fig leaf for justification and as a pretext to spread feeble diatribes about just desserts. Even more disturbing is the fact that intelligent and right-thinking people sit through sermons and speeches where such dehumanizing pseudo-religious drivel is preached without demurral or protest....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 735 words
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international terrorism - After reading Martha Crenshaw’s essay on The Causes of Terrorism, thoughts were provoked that allowed me to look at the causes of terrorism from an entirely new perspective. It took my preconceived notions and feelings towards terrorism out of the picture and really let me look at the subject from a balanced point of view. I found this appealing because I have never been able to comprehend how there could be rational justifications to such a harsh reality. It really motivated me to try and understand more about such a complex subject....   [tags: essays research papers] 658 words
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Terrorism - On the morning of September 11, 2001 people around the world turned on their televisions and became witnesses the most devastating terrorist act ever carried out on U.S. soil. Much time has passed since then and the United States has changed in the succeeding years. Billions more than before, are now going into defense funds. American citizens have lost many conveniences as well as bits and pieces of privacy. Many American's have even added many words to their vocabulary. Words like Al-Queda and Anthrax are thrown around in everyday conversation....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism ] 1043 words
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Terrorism Against America - Terrorism is the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes. Recently on September 11, 2001 a terrorist group calling themselves Al-Qadea, planned a coordinated attack. Thus high jacking four planes which were targeted at what some people call the heart of the United States, (Twin Towers, Pentagon, and another landed in PA). With this said we call these people terrorists. So many people died on 9/11 not for their country but for oil. The terrorist attack was motivated from the sheer dislike of the US being in the middle east using their oil for our own personal gain....   [tags: Terrorism] 567 words
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Defining Terrorism - Introduction There are many differing definitions of terrorism. What is terrorism. How do we define it. Why is one man’s terrorist another man’s freedom fighter. These are just a few of the questions that face the world on a daily basis. There are many challenges that face the international community when it comes to how to define terrorism and what it constitutes. This paper will explore the challenges facing scholars when it comes to labeling terror and discuss potential ways to properly define it....   [tags: American History, Terrorism] 1071 words
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The Impact of Global Terrorism - Introduction At the moment, terrorism is happening all over the globe ranging from the Middle East to Europe and Latin America and every part of the world. It is now a day to day act happening to innocent citizens of their countries. Terrorism can be caused by quite a number of factors that can affect the activity of terrorism, for example politics is a very good example of factors the can possibly cause a group of people to terrorize against another party or even rebel against their own country....   [tags: Terrorism Essays]
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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] 529 words
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Terrorism - Terrorism Terrorism…This is a very common word in today’s society. What does it mean. Or more importantly how do “we” prevent it and if necessary combat it. The word most commonly used to explain this is counter terrorism, but is also known as anti-terrorism. The military is a great force in combating terrorism with specialist groups in nearly each branch of the armed forces. Prior to the September 11 attacks the United States Armed Forces worked hand in hand with NATO and the United Nations combating terror....   [tags: Terrorists War Iraq] 682 words
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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] 501 words
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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] 617 words
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Terrorism - September 24,2001 Terrorism Throughout history there have been much devastation, which have had a lasting impact on the world, as we know it today. There has not been such devastation such as the hijacking of American flight 11 and United Flight 175, which hit the world trade center, and the American flight 77, which hit the Pentagon on September 11th 2001. Such a terrorist to inflect pain on a large mass of citizens is accomplished for many reasons....   [tags: essays research papers] 466 words
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