Sunday, March 3, 2019

The Cause of Terrorism

Terrorism is, in the most general sense, the authoritative usance of terror especially as a means of coercion. 1 At present, the International community has been unable to formulate a universally agreed, lawfully binding, criminal law definition of terrorism. 23 Common definitions of terrorism refer solitary(prenominal) to those violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror), are perpetrated for an ideologic goal (as opposed to a lone attack), and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (civilians). Some definitions also include acts of unlawful force out and war.The history of terrorist organizations suggests that they do non select terrorism for its policy-making effectiveness. 4 soul terrorists tend to be motivated more(prenominal) by a hope for social solidarity with other members of their organization than by political platforms or strategical objectives, which are often murky and undefined. 4 The word terrorism is politically and emotio nally charged,5 and this greatly compounds the difficulty of providing a precise definition. Studies have found oer 100 definitions of terrorism. 67 The concept of terrorism may itself be disputed as it is often used by state authorities to delegitimize political or other opponents,8 and potentially legitimize the states own use of gird force against opponents (such use of force may itself be set forth as terror by opponents of the state. ). 89 A less politically and emotionally charged, and more easily definable, term is violent non-state actor10 (though the semantic scope of this term includes not only terrorists, while excluding some individuals or groups who have previously been described as terrorists). citation needed Terrorism has been practiced by a handsome array of political organizations for furthering their objectives. It has been practiced by both right-wing and leftist political parties, nationalistic groups, religious groups, revolutionaries, and ruling governmen ts. 11 One form is the use of violence against noncombatants for the purpose of gaining publicity for a group, cause, or individual. 12

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