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The History of the Terrorist Group Hamas - Terrorism in the Middle East has brought the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the attention of the world. These terrorist groups use murder, bombs, threats, and other violent acts to get their way politically. Hamas, the organization that has replaced Fatah as the representative of the Palestinians, is a leading sponsor of terrorism. The Hamas are the leading reason there is not peace in the middle east as they strongly embrace terrorism. This group was created in 1978 and continues to expand its power today....   [tags: hamas, terrorism, middle east,] 1171 words
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Terrorism is Wrong - In the article “Is Terrorism Distinctively Wrong?”, Lionel K. McPherson criticizes the dominant view that terrorism is absolutely and unconditionally wrong. He argues terrorism is not distinctively wrong compared to conventional war. However, I claim that terrorism is necessarily wrong. To support his claim, McPherson argues there is nothing morally relevant to make a distinction between terrorism and conventional war waged by states. In other words, from the moral angel, there is no difference between terrorism and conventional war....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Persuasive Essay] 615 words
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Overview of Terrorism - Terrorism Terrorism is like a virus in the global world. Everyone has a responsibility to eradicate terrorism. Terrorists has no social responsibility, they can create violence in the world and brings war between countries in the world. Social consciousness, Global rules, Regulations and Economy could make change in stopping terrorism and it should be eradicated by people who see future would be without virus and healthy. First and foremost, the anger is hardly surprising. the terrorist event in our recent history is a reminder of high drama and often tragedy that have seized the attention and fanned the fears of public....   [tags: global issues, conflicts]
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The Religious Terrorist - Substantive Analysis: Introduction: Terrorism is used around the world to create fear and influence the public on political views (Siegel, 489). There are four views of terrorism including the psychological view, socialization view, ideological view, and the alienation view. A religious terrorist would most likely fit under the ideological view. In this view the terrorist feels the need to change a wrong opinion and believes that, because they are sacrificing themselves for something they believe so strongly in, it justifies the damage and harm done to innocent people (Siegel, 490)....   [tags: Terrorism, Fear, VIolence]
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Terrorism and Insurgencies - ... Unfortunately, their failure to zero in on the actual absolute identity of the threats concerned with terrorism has only been exposed at such occasions. Needlessly said that without a clear knowledge of the enemy, the war is half lost right at the beginning. Gladly the criminal is not more complicated than the cause. Once the cause behind the mask is revealed, so eventually will the faces. What is Terrorism. Terrorism is “the use, or threat of use, of violence by an individual or a group, whether acting for or in opposition to [an] established authority, when such action is designed to create extreme anxiety and/or fear-inducing effects in a target group larger than the immediate victims...   [tags: Revolution, Threat]
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Acts of Terrorism - What is terrorism, and what constitutes an act of terror. Certainly, the history of terrorism is as old as war itself. Some might say that the strategy of causing fear in the enemy, to make him overestimate your forces while simultaneously doubting his own, make up the very essence of warfare. But mention the word “terrorism” to somebody, and chances are that the first thing that comes to mind is a mental image: The Oklahoma City bombing, dead Marines in Beirut, the Unabomber, or Lockerbie. The events of September 11, which have become synonymous with the idea of terrorism in America, would certainly be at the top of that list....   [tags: International, Domestic, Terrorists] 1050 words
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Psychology of Terrorist Group Recruitment - ... It may apply techniques such as developing terrorist literature in someone’s house and circulating it to a broader audience covertly (Reich, 1998). It may also involve use of websites that are password-protected and restricted to chant groups on the internet. This form of recruitment has been popular with Al Qaeda after 9/11 since the group as a means of recovering from the loss of proximate and private channels. Some policy experts claim that this form of terrorist group recruitment of Al Qaeda is virtual jihad, as the group uses websites with restricted chat groups and websites that are password protected (Chaliand & Arnaud, 2008)....   [tags: the fight against terrorism, profiling]
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Extremist Islamic Terrorism: Jemaah Islamiyah - Executive Summary This essay provides an analysis of the terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah from its foundation and grass roots development up until the splintering of the group in 2000. It also provides analysis of the motivations behind its founder and the future of JI and radical Islam. The analysis is provided in seven parts that cover key areas including the inception of JI, the status and role of Ba’asyir, the ideological influence of Darul Islam, JI’s manifesto and operational charter, the splintering of JI and the future of Islamic extremists and the response from authorities....   [tags: Terrorist Groups]
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Islam and Terrorism - Islam, the religion of peace and harmony has unfortunately been corrupted by the deadly terrorist acts which have taken place around the world during these past couple of years. Today the people in this world view Islam as a threatening and terrorist religion. Often, the killing of innocent people, suicidal bombings and terrorist attacks are carried out people who tend to claim themselves as Muslims, though in reality, the dissident actions of these so called named Muslims have nothing to do with Islam....   [tags: Muslims, Violence, Peace, Government]
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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] 1081 words
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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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The Violence of Terrorist Groups in Afghanistan - Violence has escalated to a record high in Afghanistan. About eight hundred and twenty U.S. soldiers have become thought to have died in Afghanistan in the past eight years, since the U.S. led invasion (Deadly 1). Soldiers dying in what the military officials call complex attacks (Deadly 1). The terrorists no longer care who they injure or kill. Small schoolchildren and innocent civilians have died without any sign of regret from the terrorist groups responsible for the deaths. Some of the major attacks appear as signs that Iraqis’ security progress has begun to reverse (Kudhim & Reilly 2)....   [tags: war, terrorism] 653 words
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Terrorism in America - The great scholar Confucius once said, “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” After undergoing two significant and brutal acts of terrorism, America fell. Our country suffered immensely, and grieved for thousands of innocent lives. Yet, September 11, 2001 and December 7, 1941 are days that every American citizen will never forget, for even after experiencing these violent and unexpected acts of terror, the American people have responded heedfully. We have remained strong, hopeful, and united in order to secure peace and safety in the United States of America, and in the world as a whole....   [tags: tragedy, attacks, violence] 1171 words
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Motivations and Causes of Terrorism - Motivations and Causes of Terrorism Despite the end of the Cold War and the faltering beginnings of a peace process in the Middle East, terrorism still remains a serious threat in many countries, not surprisingly, given that the underlying causes of the bitter ethnic and religious struggles which spawn terrorism pre-dated the Cold War, and most of these conflicts remain unresolved. While the former Soviet Union sponsored terrorism on an opportunistic basis, the idea that all international terrorism was concerted by the KGB during the Cold War is clearly an over-simplification....   [tags: Terrorist 9/11 September 11 Terror Essays] 3283 words
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The Government's Actions Against Terrorism - The Government's Actions Against Terrorism There have been many actions taken by the government since September 11th to assure the American people that things are back to normal and to make us feel safe again. The federal government has approved secret military tribunals for accused terrorists. The Patriot Act has given law enforcement unprecedented powers to tap phones, increase wiretaps, and read emails. Federal and states lawmakers are proposing many laws limiting access to public record. Airport security will face many changes in the coming years and the government will use new technologies, such as biometrics, for identification....   [tags: 9/11 Terrorist Septmeber 11 Essays]
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Reconciliation for 9/11 Terrorism - Since the horrible tragedy on September 11th, Americans have been 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 along with new suggestions for reconciliation. Both political and private associations in the United States have introduced wonderful solutions that have begun the process of reconciliation between Islam and the West....   [tags: September 11th Terrorist Attacks] 1487 words
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Study of Extreme Islamic Terrorist Groups - ... There are two main categories of funding for Hamas. The first category includes those providing the support having full knowledge the funds are directly given to Hamas. It is estimated the direct funding support provides “an estimated $15 million to $20 million a year” (Levitt & Ross, 2006, p. 144). The second category includes donors providing support for the radical Islamic movement they are not like the first category and the funds are not direct funding to the Hamas. Hamas terrorist solicit donations through fundraisers some donors are aware they are funding Hamas; other donors are unaware of the financial support they are providing to Hamas....   [tags: political violence, terrorism, History] 1852 words
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Bio-terrorism: The Future of Terrorism - As terrorists groups become better financed and more sophisticated, the opportunity for terrorism in the United States and Europe becomes much greater. Within the sphere of bio-terrorism, there are a variety of agents for terrorist groups to utilize, ranging from Category A, B, and C bioweapon agents. The whole board of biological weapon agents highlights the goal that terrorists have in common: to attack our core human biology and kindle the growing panic within each of us. Introduction Parallel to the rapid advancement of society is the increased emphasis placed upon technology....   [tags: Terrorists Essays, 2015]
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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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The Diverse Factors of International Terrorism - International Terrorism Introduction The world today is faced by various security challenges including and not limited to terrorism. In this regard, several nations across the globe have come up with various mitigation strategies such as tightening immigration laws in order to counter terrorism. On this background, the term terrorism elicits mixed definitions from diverse schools of thought. This research paper therefore provides an in-depth analysis of terrorism ranging from definition, composition, structure and the justification of terrorism actions....   [tags: violence, religion, ethnicity ] 2189 words
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The Relationship between the Media and Terrorism - Some events, which are perpetrated by Jewish Zealots against Roman Occupiers and moderate Jews, contain basic characteristics of terrorist attacks and show the fact that terrorism existed even in the year 66 A.D. (Nacos 174). However, effects of these early terrorists attacks were relatively small and these attacks were not creating serious consequences like recent terrorist activities. So, even though terrorism is a very old concept, it became one of the most important factors that shape politics and social order all around the world with the new millennium....   [tags: governements prevent media coverage] 1868 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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America's Contribution to Terrorist Attacks - Can acts of terrorist violence be morally justified. To any of us who witnessed the attacks of 9/11, or indeed any terrorist attack in recent history, this may seem an absurd question. How, we ask, could anyone justify the deaths of over 3,000 innocent civilians. While these acts are morally reprehensible, so too are the acts of the west that give rise to Islamic terrorism and the west’s military responses to terrorist acts. According to Honderich, every human being is entitled to a decent lifespan, good health, freedom of expression and respect....   [tags: terrorism, war on terror, iraq war] 993 words
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The Definition and Meaning of Terrorism - Since the beginning of its existence terrorism itself, as well as its application had been arousing many controversies. The definition of terrorism has not been clearly established since the times this expression was used for the first time in the eighteenth century. Furthermore, its meaning has been transforming through the decades together with new ideologies, technologies, such as invention of dynamite, nuclear weapons and appearance of new terrorist techniques – blackmail and bloody suicides’ attacks....   [tags: Warfare]
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The Effect of Terrorism Because of Technology - ... Locations reflect the change of terrorism in the contemporary world arena as well as boundaries. Locations actually interlink frequently with boundaries as the location identifies a border, or as some theorists believe the world is borderless, and where the attacks originated is of more importance. The place of origin acts as evidence to show the Western – Eastern divide is increasingly more apparent, with the origin of the terrorist movements more often than not occurring in under developed countries (compared to the likes of the USA) such as Pakistan....   [tags: violence, political, change, agenda,s, events] 1378 words
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Terrorism: Its Forms and Effects - In recent years, terrorism has been on the rise. The most famous attack in recent years was that of the destruction of the twin towers in 2001. It caused a massive public outcry at the atrocity of the actions. What most people don't realize, however is that the people who make these attacks, called terrorists, have a goal in mind. People also don't realize that there are many types of terrorism, and are not just limited to the attacker flying planes into famous buildings. The types of terrorism are quite varied, the reasons for each just as much, and the public reaction is never the same for any of them....   [tags: War]
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Impact of Globalization on Terrorism - Globalization is affecting most everything in the world today by mixing cultures, beliefs, people, and ideas together in the melting pot of society. Since terrorism has taken the impact of globalization it is leaving the world in a war of terror and a desperate effort to unite against the growing terrorist groups. After the numerous, tragic world wide events stemmed by terrorism such as: 9/11, bombing of the London subway, and the Beslan school hostage crisis, the world has vastly changed its’ mentality of dealing with the future....   [tags: illegal trade, taliban, drugs]
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Terror of the 21st Century: Terrorism - ... One quote goes as said ³Iheard an Israeli speaking on Palestinian human rights issues, an interesting guy, and he said"There's no military solution to terrorism. If there were, Israel would be the safest place in theworld. But there's no military solution." -Bradley Whitford. Although both sides have anappropriate argument, it gives neither terrorist the right to assail civilians and counter-terroristforces the right to hunt them down because of their ethical background or countries the right todeny religious rights.Ethical terrorism is another way for terrorist groups to exercise their effective....   [tags: history, barbarian, radical thoughts, crime] 1330 words
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Impact of Sucide Attacks on Job Satisfaction of Islamabad Police - Terrorism is surely existed since before the dawn of recorded history (Merari 1990). Terrorism is the biggest threat for the entire world. Especially for Pakistan and generally for the whole world, the black storm of terrorism covers the whole scenario of Pakistan. Now when we are talking about terrorism, it creates a horrible picture for Pakistanis. Pakistan is now affected by the bad impacts of terrorism. The new dimensions of terrorism include the suicide terrorism. Suicide terrorism is an international problem that endangers the well being of the whole population, it is imperative for people of all faiths for enhance cooperation between each other to combat this problem....   [tags: Terrorism]
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Fighting the War Against Terrorism - While fighting the war against terrorism, though it may be challenging, societies should place the utmost value upon human rights even if that means undermining one’s counter terrorism policy. Along with a terrorist attack comes prejudice and discrimination towards those of similar nationality or religion as the attackers out of fear of another attack. A challenge for liberal democracies such as Canada is creating an effective policy in order to constrain potential terrorist attacks that is also abiding one’s individual rights that come as a part of residing in a democratic society....   [tags: canadian law, arbitrarily detained]
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Suicide Terrorism: A Logical Choice? - Robert Paper argues that, in a way, suicide terrorism can be a logical choice for the individual carrying out the attack. When contemplating whether or not suicide terrorism can be a logical choice, you must be able to put yourself in the place of the “terrorist”. Whether or not someone is considered a terrorist can be a very subjective view, especially from the viewpoint of the person or group that is being terrorized. This requires the observer to exude empathy.We may look at Osama Bin Laden as a terrorist, but to him, he was doing the work of his “God”....   [tags: homeland security, attacker, terror]
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Terrorism: The Future of War - 1 INTRODUCTION In this essay, I will focus on the key features of the global threat of terrorism and also discuss how the world was changing the last decades while dealing with this issue. In addition, I will highlight the most important current developments concerning to this topic. To give the paper a clear structure, I will divide the topic into six sections, which will be an introduction, the dimensions boundaries, locations, flows, events and finally a conclusion with an overview of the information....   [tags: Politics, Global Threat]
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The Truth About War on Terrorism - The day was September 11, 2001. Across America, people were preparing for their day, unaware of the developing chaos. Despite the increasing rate of world-wide terror attacks, Americans felt unassailable as they carried out their lives fueled by oil from the Middle East. At precisely 8:46:30 a.m. Eastern Time, America’s sense of invulnerability was shattered when the first plane, American Airlines Flight 11, crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. Shortly after, United Airlines Flight 175 slammed into the Trade Center’s south tower and American Airlines Flight 77 smashed into the west side of the Pentagon, bringing forth President George W....   [tags: al qaeda, taliban, 9/11 attacks, afghanistan]
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Taking a Look at Terrorism - ... Second, what characteristics, demographics or behaviors best predict the decision to commit acts of terrorism at the group and individual levels and the corresponding severity that of the act that ensues. Lastly, through our review of the literature and analyses we seek to better understand the developing theoretical paradigm that encompasses terrorism studies. While the emergence of terrorism is not a new phenomena, 'terrorism studies' are, and will be benefited by further scholarly work and conversations regarding terrorism and can be backed by researched will inevitably enable the field to grow (Jackson et al....   [tags: enemy combatants on American soil] 578 words
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Terrorism: Impediments to International Cooperation - Terrorism: Impediments to International Cooperation International cooperation in regard to thwarting terrorism leaves much to be desired. This relates to a number of problems. First, there is no internationally accepted definition of terrorism. Without such a definition it is difficult or even impossible to put in place policies and laws that will affect international cooperation and the ultimate reduction or elimination of terrorism. Second, too much perverse incentive exists for those that turn a blind eye to terrorism....   [tags: politics, sociology, phenomena]
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Resilience in the Face of Terrorism - According to the United States Department of Defense terrorism is “the calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological” (United States Training and Doctrine Command, 2007, p. 2). Terrorists use violence and intimidation to stimulate fear in many individuals. They also use the threat of various types of attacks, such as traditional attacks (e.g....   [tags: politics, history, fear]
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Cyber- Terrorism and Information Warfare - ... The human aspect of cyber terrorism can also involve the use of deception (both physical and psychological) and the ability to use social engineering to manipulate an end-user into believing that he or she is dealing with an regular customer or fellow employee not an adversary. Social engineering attacks can bypass the most stringent IT security controls because attackers exploit the human factor which is considered to be the weakest link in IT security. By playing on cognitive errors and preconceived notions and prejudices of end users, attackers are able to extract confidential information from unsuspecting victims....   [tags: weapons, society, resources, attackers] 2151 words
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Rhetoric on The Menace of Terrorism - Introduction A rhetorical situation is an instance, scenario or an occurrence which calls for a spoken or written response. According to (Caudill etal 217) a rhetoric situation has three components namely the rhetor, which is the person speaking or writing, the audience and the issue. Other elements include the genre or type and the purpose of the rhetoric. The following is a rhetoric situation targeting readers in countries affected by terrorism. The purpose is to bring to light the increased acts of terrorism around the world and recommend measures to curb the same....   [tags: attacks, jihad, security]
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Taking a Look at Terrorism - ... Consequently, the rich only produced what they considered needed for their life instead of what the whole society needed in general, which led to the food shortage in urban of society. In order to gain more power and more influences to the other half of the world, the Soviet Union and its allies actively supported terrorism to create more difficulties for its enemies, Western countries. However, they did not success, and that was also the reason why the Soviet Union is collapsed later. During the period of time following World War II, the United Nations was established to provide international peace and security, and to prevent future wars....   [tags: world history, 9-11] 992 words
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America the Cure of Terrorism - ... soil that wasn’t foiled was the L.A Times bombing on October 1, 1910. This was where a bomb planted by a union member of the International Association of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers in the Los Angeles Times building exploded and caused a fire that injured 100+ newspaper writers and killed 21. A small but eerie terrorist attack was the Anthrax attacks of 2001. Letters containing Anthrax spores were sent to two democratic U.S. Senators, and several news and media offices, killing 5 and infecting 17 others....   [tags: killing, innocent people, plague] 1060 words
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Patriot Act of 2001 and Terrorism - Wire Taps, forced entry without a warrant, unlawful arrest, and cavity searches at the airports. These illegal actions are violations against our civil liberties, but they are legal. Since the adoption of the Patriot Act of 2001, our security and freedom has been in question. Our forefathers foreseen that these violations of search and seizure are unconstitutional and enacted the Bill of Rights laws to ensure that our liberties are protected. Does anti-terrorism legislation, help with the fight on terrorism, violate civil liberties or cause a Fascist State....   [tags: legal violations, liberaties, allegations] 642 words
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Al-Shabaab: African Terrorist Organization - The Al-Shabaab is regarded as one of the most dangerous African terrorist organizations. Al-Shabaab is a multiethnic militant group out of Somalia that uses many terrorist tactics in attempts to gain control over the country of Somalia. They use many forms of terrorism that include ideological revolutionary, dissident, and nationalist terrorism, as they have the motive to gain power over a territory by overthrowing the government. The Al-Shabaab is suspected to have taken part in many terrorist attacks, including the 1998 United States embassies bombings....   [tags: Terrorism, Africa, Violence]
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The Effects of Terrorism on Children - ... Boko Haram maintains that the Islamic injunction is against western education as indicated by their name “Western education is sin”, and since 2010 has targeted schools; killing hundreds of innocent students, their most recent attack was on 15th April 2014, when nearly 300 girls were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State. As half Nigerian by birth, my mother being Nigerian and my father from Norfolk, VA, this issue of insecurity especially the attacks on children is therefore of great concern to me....   [tags: nigeria, social media, awareness] 898 words
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Terrorism from a Global Perspective - Within a few years, terrorism, which was relatively marginal, came to occupy an important place in the international relation’s realm. Occupying a large portion of activities in international cooperative organizations, such as the United Nations and G8, it is now at the heart of the international relations discussions. One might even say it has become an obsessive and real source of planetary control. Having become a real obsession for power for the planet and countless other States, it occupies the first rank in the activity of United Nations, G8 and several international organizations....   [tags: obsession for power for the planet] 1062 words
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What Is the Right Response to Terrorism? - ... The trend to reaffirm past customs endangers high values, achieved with difficulty and perseverance. For example, accepting to reintroduce past habits simply to fulfill certain goals, (counterterrorism in this case) also the death penalty could be put in use again. As explained in the introduction, the effects of terrorism can be faced through severe punishments and deterrent means. Therefore, if a terrorist were publicly sentenced to die, others would be discouraged from committing attacks....   [tags: domestic politics and international affairs]
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What Is the Right Response to Terrorism? - ... It is a way to stop infamous acts that humans have been committing for centuries. For example, even in war, when humans become evil, our morality has led us to agree on a set of rules to avoid most atrocious things. Following moral values, torture has to be refused. Rejecting moral conceptions, it might be asserted that the end justify the means. If there is no morality that stops it, apparently there are no reasons not to torturing terrorists. However, a blind utilitarian approach cannot be applied to torture....   [tags: threat to national security] 1691 words
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The Lasting Effects of Terrorism - The last thing on an employee's mind that worked at the World Trade Center on 9-11 was “Is somebody going to fly into the building today?” Now terrorism is a thing that is on most peoples mind, most of the time. According to www.dictionary.com a terriost is a person who employs terrror or terrorism, especially as a political weapon. In simpler terms, a terrorist is anybody who attacks another country, or person for religious or political reasons. These attacks are becoming more and more frequent worldwide....   [tags: attacks, religious, cyber] 591 words
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Terrorism Provocation toward the Enemies - ... In some terrorist acts they see themselves playing the role of David to the states’ role as Goliath and see’s the state as the aggressor. Terrorism generates publicity and is one of the essential objectives, but it is viewed as a veneration of the individual and the cause. Committing a terrorist act can enhance social status for individual attackers, and for this reason it can lead to national and global renown for a terrorist leader. The last is the reaction that is triggered by the terrorist event....   [tags: propaganda, objective, violence, poltical]
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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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The United States and the Threat of Terrorism - The United States has overreacted in their response to the threat of terrorism and as a result has incurred great costs. Therefore, the U.S. needs to reduce military action such as the use of drone strikes because of the costs and international controversy surrounding them. This international controversy has made them extremely unpopular. While drone strikes have been successful and taken down top level al- Qaeda operatives, the costs associated with drone strikes outweigh the benefits. Another possible approach to assess and respond to the threat of terrorism the U.S....   [tags: al-Qaeda, drones, counterterrorism]
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The NSA, Privacy and the War or Terrorism - Edward Snowden is America’s most recent controversial figure. People can’t decide if he is their hero or traitor. Nevertheless, his leaks on the U.S. government surveillance program, PRISM, demand an explanation. Many American citizens have been enraged by the thought of the government tracing their telecommunication systems. According to factbrowser.com 54% of internet users would rather have more online privacy, even at the risk of security (Facts Tagged with Privacy). They say it is an infringement on their privacy rights of the constitution....   [tags: Edward Snowden]
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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] 2067 words
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The Orgins of Terrorism and Islam - Not many could have predicted the shocking event that began the millennium and set the stage for a global war. The world grew darker on September 11, 2001, when members of Al-Qaeda hijacked four planes and crashed two into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon, and one in a field in Pennsylvania. The attacks took the lives of over 3,000 American citizens and became one of the first of many such mass-killings to plague the world since the turn of the century. From England to India, America to Pakistan, terrorism has dominated much of the news cycles so far during the 21st century, a seemingly endless wave of innocents being murdered....   [tags: global war, alqaeda, september 11]
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The Effects of Terrorism in America - Terrorism has influenced civilizations throughout history and has even started wars. In 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, who was the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo. They were killed by Gavrilo Princip, who was one of six assassins. Their goal was to have Austria-Hungary to create a South-Slav provinces and eventually turn it into a Greater Serbia or a Yugoslavia . These helped start World War I Terrorists are individuals or organizations that use violence as a tactic to achieve political goals....   [tags: global issues, war]
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The Root of Modern Muslim Terrorism - ... Ibn Taymiyya’s conception of defensive jihad as being on par with the obligatory duties of prayer and fasting (Jansen, 1988, 391), has been continually invoked by allegedly ‘Muslim terrorists’ such as within the afore mentioned fatāwas of Bin Laden, Faraj’s Al-Farīdah al Ghāybuh, and by Al-Banna, whom of which synthesised aspects of Ibn Taymiyya’s teachings with that of Al-Afghani in the creation of the Muslim Brotherhood (Roy, 2006, 232). Given the repeated reference to Ibn Taymiyya by such organisations as Al Qaeda, it is difficult to deny the profound dependence placed upon his teachings in their justification (Barre, 2004, 2)....   [tags: misinterpretation of Islam] 1957 words
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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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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] 2682 words
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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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Terrorism and World Politics - Definition of Terrorism: ▪ The act of destruction is performed by a person or group of persons not acting on behalf of an established government , ▪ The act of destruction is performed to redress a real or imaginary injustice, and ▪ The act is aimed directly or indirectly at an established government, who is seen as the cause of the injustice. Types of Terrorism: • International terrorism: Terrorism practiced in a foreign country by terrorists who are not native to that country • Domestic terrorism: Terrorism practiced in your own country against your own people • State Terrorism: A government commits acts of terror against its own citizens....   [tags: international relations] 1979 words
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Terrorism Needs to be Stopped - Terrorists Terrorists are all over the world, they harm innocent people for their own enjoyment and they should be stopped. There have been many terrorists in history, for example Hitler was a terrorist that wanted to punish people who were Jewish. Also, Bin Laden and the Al-Qaeda hijacked U.S.A. planes and crashed them on American soil. But that incident ended when American Soldiers assassinated Bin Laden. People are tired of living in fear because of terrorists. Get rid of the terrorists. The leaders of the world have searched for terrorists and have some success....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, Bin Laden, world trade center]
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Digital Crime and Digital Terrorism - Digital Crime and Digital Terrorism are crimes that are of high relevance to the roles and responses of law enforcement that involve offenses committed by way of, and aid of computers and other technology advanced devices that includes but is not limited to: identify theft, fraud, computer hackers, inside and outside espionage, white collar crimes, and virus and malicious code writers; in conjunction with digital terrorism in terms of concepts of information warfare and cyber terrorism. All of these crimes are of heightened relevance that requires the immediate assistance of law enforcement personnel of local, state, and federal agencies because of anonymity and how quickly these crimes can...   [tags: Crime ]
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Honoring the Heroes of the War on Terrorism - Grieving in Peace As America continues to be involved in the Global War on Terrorism there are those who are making the greatest sacrifice one can make for their country: their life. Truly answering John F Kennedy’s call to “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country” (ThinkExist.com Quotations) by sacrificing their lives in order to defeat terrorism. Those who have sacrificed their lives for us are not given the proper respect by being buried in peace because of a “church”....   [tags: Protests, 1st Amendment]
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The Debate About Terrorism - ... Therefore terrorist actions and tactics can be surprisingly effective in achieving a terrorist group’s political objectives and terrorism as a strategy has been proven to be successful often enough to encourage further terrorist groups that seek to achieve political change to engage in such strategies as well. The chances of success may be small, especially for rather weak or small groups that face a powerful opposition, but there is at least the possibility that a reliance on terrorism can work so they will continue using this strategy, especially when they are out of other options (Kydd, Andrew & Walter, Barbara 2006: 49)....   [tags: strategy, attacks on civilians] 2671 words
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Terror in the Russian Federation: A Case Analysis - Definition of Terrorism Throughout the history of humanity, radical groups and organizations have attempted to influence and shift the policies of governments and agencies around the world. The terminology most often used to describe the activities and beliefs of such groups and organizations is terrorism. Terrorism is defined as premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence a particular audience (CIA)....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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Counterterrorism Techniques: Diplomatic Initiatives vs. Military Force - 3. When it comes to counterterrorism, some critics argue that Western diplomatic and development initiatives may prove to be far more effective than using military force in countering and reducing the popularity of terrorist groups like al Qaeda in Muslim countries. Do you agree or disagree and why. Debate over formulating appropriate responses to terrorism has raged for many years. In the case of extremist groups such as Al Qaeda and their operations in the Muslim world, many critics have argued that Western diplomatic and development initiatives may contribute more to a long-term solution than the application of military force ever could....   [tags: Terrorism] 1400 words
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Peacemaking: An Alternative Response to Terrorism - “Somalia, one of the most impoverished countries in the world, has seen a number of radical Islamist groups come and go in its decades-long political tumult [since 1991]” (Masters, “Al-Shabab”). In recent years and still today, an al-Qaeda-linked group, Al-Shabab, has grown into a full-fledged movement for establishment of Somalia under Islamic Rule and still continues to enforce their own harsh interpretation of Sharia Law. Also in recent years, the United States, UN forces, and local authorities has made attempts to stop Al-Shabab, which weren’t very successful: What other leadership principles of Gandhi’s could the Somalia Government and Non-Government Organizations adhere to, to lead So...   [tags: Gandhi, Somalia, Al-Shabab, UN, violence]
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Governmental Agencies and Terrorism - ... 6). These add-ons highlight the scope of the organization. Unlike the FBI’s definition that has heaver legal implications or the State departments which is used for political purposes, the CIA uses its definition to focus its operations. Terrorism is a global reality with no end in sight and unfortunately terrorist organizations are mostly uninterested in political solutions (Laqueur, 2004). However, just because terrorists are easily influenced by politics does not eliminate the need for it....   [tags: 9/11 attacks, state deparment]
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Terrorism and Riots in Northern Ireland - ... The IRA formed after a suppressed rebellion fought for independence. Ireland was split in two parts and twenty six counties. During the 20 year period after the beginning of the IRA, there had been no stop to the violence. This time will be forever known as The Troubles. The Troubles mark a time in which the IRA, PIRA (Provisional Irish Republican Army), and RIRA (Real Irish Republican Army), terrorized the northern parts of Ireland and other parts of England, including London. Major events that are included during this time are the “Bloody Sunday” attacks and the riots in Belfast....   [tags: irish potato famine, guns and violence]
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Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century - Introduction Terrorism or terrorist acts is something that the American people have had to live with since 9/11. We always knew acts like this could happen, but most of us never thought it could happen to us here in the United States on such a massive scale. We now understand it can and might happen again, so we have to be aware of our surroundings and look for ways to decrease these types of acts against our country. Common tactics/weapons and threats used by terrorists/terror groups in the Middle East Terrorists/terror groups in the Middle East tend to use tactics and weapons to create mass panic, and fear....   [tags: nuclear weapons, WMD, United States, targets]
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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 ] 2010 words
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The Counter Terrorism Law - ... Since then, this terroristic organization performs a terroristic operation which had many impacts on Egypt and Egyptians. Since June 2013, around 3240 martyrs had lost their life as result of these terrible operations in addition to the psychological bad effects on the citizens themselves due to the horror they live in as they become scared while walking in the streets or near any governmental building for the fear of being blown up. In addition to that, terrorism violently attacks the human rights as it threatens the security of humans and it can easily end up people lives as if these lives are valueless....   [tags: destruction, governemnt, arabs, egyptians] 1188 words
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The PATRIOT Act is Necessary, Lawful and Effective - Two thousand nine hundred people from fifty-four countries were killed on September 11, 2001. In response to this tragedy, the United States of America passed the USA PATRIOT Act, an acronym standing for Uniting and strengthening America by providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act, on October 26, 2001. The act gives law enforcement agencies and the Foreign Intelligence Agency the right to share information. It also allows these agencies to tap phones and gather other forms of information using delayed notice warrants....   [tags: terrorism]
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Terrorism on African Americans in America - The terrorization of African Americans in America did not began when the FBI created the counterintelligence program Cointel Pro, people of African descent have been terrorized in the United States since their unwilling arrival to the country in the 17th century. Slavery in America directly depended on the agricultural work of African slaves. Africans were dehumanized and treated no better than cattle in the fields. They were unable to learn how to read and write and had no legal rights whatsoever....   [tags: FBI, Martin Luther King Jr., Black Panthers]
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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] 536 words
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Methods and Motives Behind Terrorist Attacks - The FBI defines terrorism as “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.gov).” By this definition, terrorism can be classified as internal or international based on the overall intent of the attack. Terrorism has been around since the beginning of time, but it’s only since 2011 that the world has come to fully understand the meaning of terrorism....   [tags: FBI, terrorism, violence, property, people]
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The Information Age of Terrorism - ... In the past, the MRTA used machetes to dismember its victims, but by use of the technology, they use websites with many pages of information, media, or satellite communications to get their points of view. The MRTA was the first terrorists to use innovative messages to get their messages out to the world and not have the government interfere with the communication. They also keep the world updated on their news and events that were happening worldwide that were favorable, which intensified the worth of their webpages and promoted their action....   [tags: identity theft, cards, internet] 1131 words
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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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Muslim Gropups and Terrorism - Since the 9/11 attack in the United States, the term “terrorism” and “terrorists” are often synonymous to several Muslim groups bent on taking revenge against the most powerful and influential countries today. Most of the attacks of terrorists are often suicidal such as suicide bombings, kidnapping and armed conflict against the military. Most reports and first-hand accounts state that these terrorists are doing this “holy war” against the world because they wish to cleanse the world of its evil and create order....   [tags: Developing Countries, Causes] 896 words
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