Terrorism is the use of fear and acts of violence in order to intimidate societies or governments. Many different types of social or political organizations might use terrorism to try to achieve their goals. People who do terrorism are called terrorists. The foundation of modern terrorism is the work of Sergey Nechayev, a Russianradical who developed strategies for carrying out terrorism.
It is difficult to explain terrorism. Terrorism has no official criminal law definition at the international level. Common definitions of terrorism refer to violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror). They may be done for a religious, political, or ideological goal, and often target civilians. Some definitions now include acts of unlawful violence and war. The use of similar tactics by criminal gangs is not usually called terrorism. The same actions may be called terrorism when done by a politically motivated group.
There are over 100 definitions of "terrorism". In some cases, the same group may be described as "freedom fighters" by its supporters and "terrorists" by its opponents. The term 'terrorism' is often used by states to criticize political opponents. As well, states may do state terrorism.
One form of terrorism is the use of violence against noncombatants for the purpose of gaining publicity for a group, cause, or individual.
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According to Memorial Institute for Prevention of Terrorism, terrorists killed 20,498 people in 2006. The major effect of terrorism comes from the fear it generates.
Counter-terrorism[change | change source]
Counter-terrorism is broad in scope. Specific types of counter-terrorism include:
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English Speech: Terrorism Essay example
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English Speech: Terrorism
Good (morning/afternoon) and welcome to my speech. Today I would like to enlighten you with a subject that I feel strongly about. That subject is terrorism and what it has done to the world. My personal opinion is that terrorism is something that is causing havoc in this place called earth and it should stopped before it gets out of our hands.
The word terrorism in the English dictionary means "violent action for political purposes." This is the proper definition but my definition differs a little. My definition is a bunch of scumbags trying to kill other people as a hobby. Acts of terrorism has become a major issue in the past year and a half. Who could forget…show more content…
This was a car bomb. Just before midnight on Saturday, Oct. 12, as people from across the globe danced at the Sari, a popular nightclub on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, a car parked outside-and packed with explosives-blew up.
The most recent form of terrorism was when 2 terrorists entered a Hindu place of worship and with ease killed 33 innocent victims and injuring many more. This was the most hurtful act of terrorism for me as this Hindu place of worship was where I have prayed before and it was my religious building that got attacked. Fortunately, these 2 terrorists were brought to justice and killed.
Due to the acts of terrorism security has been tightened all over the world but yet terrorists find ways of breaking into other countries and causing havoc. Security has been tightened in airports, buildings and even religious places of worship have got to grips with the true meaning of security.
Many people i.e. terrorists, think that what they do is for the best and this was what the god Allah has said they have to do. They believe that Americagot what they deserved and there is still more to come. They are trying to make themselves the biggest and baddest people around trying to make everyone respect them. They are trying to build up a reputation and get world publicity but they are going the wrong way about it.