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Terrorism : Terrorism And Domestic Terrorism

- In Module one, I learned that terrorism is a result of physical harm or deadly acts of force with the intent of a political outcome by the use of terror for coercion. There are various types of terrorism such as international terrorism and domestic terrorism. International terrorism occurs outside of the United States with a purpose to influence the policy of a government by intimidation. International and Domestic terrorism both involve violent acts dangerous to human life that violate federal and state laws....   [tags: Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation]

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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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The Sudan and Terrorism

- The current government of Sudan led by the Arab leader Omar el-Bashir can be blamed for the terror and conflict that enveloped Sudan in the last decades. Omar el-Bashir has always been criticized for only defending and acting on the interests of the Arab Muslims located in the Northern Sudan while ignoring the Christians and Animist population in the south. The conflict that unfolded in these regions along with violence, hostility and dislocation of many people can be connected with the reign of the Arab leader in Sudan....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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Terrorism and the Economy

- Many investigations and research have been done in an effort to discover and defend against terrorism. Through my research I have discovered a plethora of literature that confirms this notion. This review will focus primarily on two different aspects that work coherently to frame the big picture of our nation’s Achilles’ heel, better known as the southwestern border. These two aspects are: Muslim extremist targeted recruits and how the United States economy is intertwined. The selection of literature that I have compiled is contextually different, because they are used for various other reasons....   [tags: Terrorism]

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Terrorism : Terrorism And Terrorism

- Terrorism is a term commonly known by many all throughout the globe. It is a threat to national security, civilians, military personnel, government agents, and so on. As mentioned by Spindlove and Simonsen (2013), “Terrorism is clearly a very special type of violence. It is a tactic used in many situations: peace, conflict, and even war” (p. 5). Even though, terrorism is widely known, not many may be aware that there are several definitions for terrorism. The problem with having so many definitions for one term, specifically terrorism, is that it cannot be handled appropriately and in one single method....   [tags: Terrorism, September 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden]

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The War On Terrorism And Terrorism

- In September 2001, the United States suffered an attack in New York City that would firmly place fear in the hearts of Americans. 9/11 marks the beginning of the terror age in US History. The War on Terrorism has been fought for over a decade to try and bring an end to this foreign disease and to eradicate terrorists as a whole. However, the current United States counterterrorism policy should be amended as it is counterproductive; and if it continues, our world will soon be filled with terrorists....   [tags: Terrorism, Counter-terrorism, United States]

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Domestic Terrorism : Terrorism And Religious Terrorism

- The United States, like any large nation, experiences its fair share of domestic terrorism. Domestic terrorism comes in two forms, within the United States, secular terrorism and religious terrorism. The broader category of terrorism, of which secular and religious terrorism fall under, is defined as a violent act committed against defenseless civilians in order to incite change. The distinctive difference between secular and religious terrorism is the motivation to commit the act. Secular terrorist are motivated by ideology, that is separate from religion, and Religious terrorist are motivated by an interpretation of their religion....   [tags: Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation]

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Terrorism and the Effects on Security Policies

- “No state responds to a terrorist campaign without changing its institutions and hence society itself, even if only slightly,” Stephen Sobieck states in his chapter on Democratic Responses to International Terrorism in Germany. Politically motivated terrorism struck the heart of both Germany and Italy in the 1970’s and 1980’s causing each state to do exactly what Sobieck stated. Both countries, unfortunately, suffered severe casualties, infrastructure damage, and threats from right and left wing terrorist organizations triggering these countries to adopt policy changes....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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History of Terrorism

- We define terrorism as using force to influence or change a political decision. Given that there may be an array of situations the U.S. government and the American people are faced with on a daily basis, most would probably agree in saying that terrorism is the most imperative issue we are not only becoming victims to, but are interminably asked to deal with as well as finding a solution for. The history of terrorism can be traced back as far as the French revolution. Some of these acts of terrorism only seem as distant reminders of our past, but at the same time, are not a far cry from today’s brutal acts; and although these acts seem distant, it doesn’t also mean they are no longer in the...   [tags: Terrorism]

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Terrorism Threats to the African Continent

- While the world focused its main effort on the war against terrorism to the Middle East, the African continent is silently grows as a safe haven for terrorist groups. Although these terrorist groups operate in different countries under different names, their connection to the most known international terror organizations is noticeable. For decades, countries of East, North and West Africa have been experiencing several heinous terrorist attacks that resulted into deaths of hundreds of people. The African states through African Union regarded terrorism as one of their major security concerns that needs collective action....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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The Use of Profiling to Combat Terrorism

- Profiling by Israel security forces is a very important factor when it comes to fighting terrorism. Profiling allows for certain types of people with similar characteristics to be grouped and identified to help understand why certain people commit different crimes. Because the profile of a terrorist has changed over time, Israel now uses a type of profiling that is predictive. Instead of looking at the crime after it has already been committed to profile the criminal, Israel uses predictive profiling to determine the suspicion and threat of everybody before any criminal activity is able to occur....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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Combating Terrorism in the 21st Century

- The coordinated attack September 11th 2001 on the United States resulted in a prolonged war on terror; that is still active today. Many people are asking how this could happen. Others want to know how to prevent it from happing again. Some wonder if world peace will ever be possible. The United States does not think peace can be possible until the threat of terrorism becomes obsolete. There is no clear answer to the questions and concerns over terrorism although there are several schools of thought on how to respond to terrorism....   [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 and it's effects on children

- In this study the question that was being tested was, does terrorism affect the way that school-age children identify the facial expressions that are being displayed by those around them. The variable in this experiment was whether or not the participant had been through a specific terrorist attack. The working hypothesis was that children who went through a traumatic experience, such as a terrorist attack, would be unable to identify various expressions of facial emotion. The introduction to this experiment was very intriguing....   [tags: Terrorism]

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Terrorism Is An Abstract Of Terrorism

- Conceptualizing Definition of Terrorism Terrorism is an abstract concept and there is no universal definition of it. Despite the prevail of terrorist acts in the first decade of the 21st century, journalists, politicians, and academics and terrorists themselves fails to agree on the definition. Terrorism is not a new phenomenon that was introduced in contemporary society. However, since the Attack on September 11, it has become major concern of the International community as the violent act threatens the peace and stability of the world....   [tags: Terrorism, Al-Qaeda, Violence]

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A New Era of Terrorism

- Since September 11th, when the Twin and Pentagon towers were hit by planes, controlled by Middle Eastern Muslim terrorists. The perception toward Muslims being violent has been spread throughout the world. Innocent people who have never been involved in any crime act are being limited in practicing their religious duties. To be more exact, Freeman vs. Florida case ruled that Freeman has to take her veil off when taking a photo for a state driver’s license. The State argued that it had a compelling interest in the full-face photograph requirement because promotes safety and security, combats crime, and protects interstate commerce....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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Terrorism and Maritime Security

- 1 Introduction The word “terrorism” was first used during the French revolution. It defines as using force or threats against people . The definition of terrorism has to be examined more in depth-understanding in broader perspective, including historical background in order to avoid various legal systems and government agencies make their own definition and interpretation . The definition issue also happening in maritime community on classifying piracy and maritime terrorism. It does not include the purpose of attacking whether they were motivated by political goal, ideology, religion, independence or economic needs ....   [tags: Terrorism]

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Islamic Terrorism And Religious Terrorism

- Response Paper One Governments today face threats from many different types of terrorism ranging from domestic to international, the biggest threat being terrorism with religious motivations. Religious terrorism can be generally defined as a violent action sanctioned or commanded by a divine entity for the good of the religion (Casserleigh, A., & Merrick, D. (2013)).Violence in the name of religion has been happening for centuries. One could look back to the invasion of the Middle East during the Crusades and find that it fits the modern definition of religious terrorism quite well....   [tags: Terrorism, September 11 attacks]

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America's Part in Terrorism

- The argument Chomsky makes in his book “Power and Terror” is that the United States is actively participating in terrorism. In many interviews, speeches, and conferences where Chomsky is involved, he makes reference to this point of view. The United States of America does participate and contribute to what most Americans would consider acts of terror. Webster defines terrorism as the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes. This explanation of the word terrorism accurately defines what the United States does on a fairly regular basis....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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Case Study of Terrorism

- On September 11, 2001, the United States (U.S.) experienced an act of overt terrorism unparalleled in its history. The extremist terrorist group, al Qaeda, attacked the U.S and briefly paralyzed a nation. This was a physical attack on the US, but in retrospect, a global attack on democracy. The U.S. and its coalition partners came to the realization that this act of terrorism was potentially a precursor to an asymmetric warfare campaign that had global impact. After carefully analyzing the magnitude of this event, the U.S....   [tags: Terrorism]

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We Need a Precise Definition of Terrorism

- We Need a Precise Definition of Terrorism In early 1974, the Secretary General of the United Nations, U Thant, invited the Palestinian Liberation Organization to attend the General Assembly gathering on November 13, 1974, and in doing so gave legitimacy to the Palestinian Liberation Organization as a governing body. In Yasser Arafat’s speech to the General Assembly, he thanked the United Nations for recognizing his organization and its legitimacy. When Arafat addressed the General Assembly, he made the argument that the actions taken by his government were not acts of terrorism, but these were acts of revolution and their purpose was to regain control of Palestine’s occupied original territ...   [tags: Terrorism]

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Islamic Terrorism And Religious Terrorism

- Religious Terrorism Religious terrorism has flooded the news in the United States since the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. After the events of that day, religious terrorism has become a broad term when referencing any act of violence that even loosely can be tied to any given religion, and more importantly when discussing the events that occur in nations that the US finds unfavorable. The term “religious terrorism” has become tainted and skewed in this country to only reference actions tied to Muslim nations or peoples, and somehow justify the acts of white-Americans by making them seem unrelated to race or religious beliefs....   [tags: Terrorism, September 11 attacks, Islam]

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Foreign Policy and Terrorism in North Korea

- Introduction North Korea appears on the international stage as a country existing beyond the world we all know. It isolates its citizens from the rest of international community and does not obey any rules determined by international law, but requires respect and recognition. Moreover, North Korea is one of the countries that remains aggressive towards its neighbors and applies various terrorist techniques, i.e. illegal contraband, political terror and mass abductions of other countries’ citizens in its foreign policy....   [tags: terrorism]

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Targeted Killings in the Fight Against Terrorism

- Introduction Just ten years ago the United States publically condemned Israel’s use of targeted killings against Palestinian terrorists. Martin S. Indyk, the former American ambassador to Israel, said in a statement on 5 July 2001, '‘The United States government is very clearly on the record as against targeted assassinations…they are extrajudicial killings, and we do not support that.’' However, after September 11th, the US makes frequent use of the controversial tactic in the global war on terrorism....   [tags: Terrorism]

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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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Domestic Terrorism And International Terrorism

- There a small but clear differences between domestic terrorism and international terrorism, that difference is where the terrorist act is planned, supported, and carried out. In the case of domestic terrorism, the act must be planned, supported, and carried out all within the boundaries of the United States. The domestic terrorists must also be domicile to the United States and not be current foreign nationals at the time of the act. If the terrorist act is committed with help from a foreign group, planned or supported in a foreign country or committed by foreign nationals inside the boundaries of the U.S., then the attack may be international terrorism....   [tags: Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jihad]

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The Transformation of Terrorism

- Terrorism like any other political concepts has encountered various definitions by different scholars and organizations. It has no precise or broadly accepted definition, but to put it in a description way, it would be simply stating terrorism as “a violence or the threat of violence calculated to create an atmosphere of fear and alarm – in a word, to terrorize- and thereby bring about some social or political change” (Rapoport, 2002). Furthermore, the term of terrorism has been defined by the U.S....   [tags: Terrorism Essays]

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Research Essay: Can Terrorism Ever Be Justified?

- Research Essay: Can Terrorism Ever Be Justified. “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.“ This is a popular quote regarding the state of terrorism, and how certain people may consider terrorism justifiable. Justifying terrorism is, however, not different from justifying innocent slaughter. Justifying innocent slaughter suggests that terrorists believe that political or religious conflicts are more prominent than a segment of typically uninvolved humans. Not only does terrorism cause deaths, but it also negatively affects a country’s economy and religion....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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What is Terrorism, Who Conducts it, and The Intended Target

- In today’s world, terrorism is not an un-known word; terrorism can be tracked back to early recorded history. Nevertheless terrorism definition is universally hard to define (Brown, 2008). Every individual’s definition of terrorism is different some describe it as a strategy and tactic. Another will describe it as sacred obligation, some will say it’s a justified stand against domination. Obviously, it depends on whose point of view is being represented (Brown, 2008). However, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT define terrorism as: The use of power or violence against individuals or property for the purpose of personal or political gain....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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Terrorism, Domestic Terrorism And Homeland Security

- The United States has seen a change in its security situation over the last three decades. Before the 9/11 attack, U.S. concentrated on preventing the attack of its citizens and property by jihadists who were mostly affiliated to Muslim countries. Still, U.S. authorities tracked the footsteps of all foreign-grown movements that posed a danger to the property and U.S. citizens working out the United States. After the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. began focusing on a more comprehensive and robust system to protect the United States from both domestic and international terrorism attacks., Domestic and international groups carried a similar security risk and threat....   [tags: Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation]

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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]

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The Threat of Extremist-Muslim Transnational Terrorism to Australia

- The main purpose of the overview is to understand the threat of extremist-Muslim transnational terrorism, its drivers and origins and the direct threat it poses to Australia and its interests domestically and abroad. It discusses strategies to counter the threat and actions Australia should take given the realization that this is not a threat that will dissipate or that can be effectively defeated with conventional means. Australia’s national security is now facing more audacious and fundamental challenges, directly threatening to our security environment, in the form of extremist-Muslim transnational terrorism....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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Religious Terrorism Is Not Unworthy Of Critique

- At present, terrorism has become the subject of great debate, study and controversy (Lacquer 2003). This is perhaps due to the current declared war on terror after the events of 9/11 and the subsequent events that have followed since then (Hoffman 2006). From this, it has resulted in the popular belief that religion is the root of all terrorism (Gunning and Jackson 2011), and seemingly it is believed that religion is connected to violence virtually anywhere (Juergensmeyer 2003). Similarly, Jones (2008) claims that religious terrorism has become the scourge of the modern world....   [tags: Terrorism, Definition of terrorism]

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The Progression Of Terrorism And Terrorism

- The Progression of Terrorism Homeland Security is a moderately new agency that was created by the president, George W. Bush, because of the terrorist attacks on America. President Bush vowed to never let an attack happen to America again. Therefore he created the agency, of Homeland Security. This group watches Americans and the world tremendously close. The mission statement of this group is to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, lessen America 's vulnerability to terrorism, reduce the damage and recover from attacks that do occur....   [tags: Iraq War, George W. Bush, Terrorism, United States]

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Islamic Terrorism And Religious Terrorism

- Many terrorist groups, both contemporary and historical, do demonstrate at least somewhat of a religious slant, even due to something as simple as its membership. Many nationalist movements like the pre-independence Israeli groups predominantly composed of Jews, and even the “overwhelmingly Catholic IRA”16 evidence a religious aspect to their composition, possibly for the sake of unity, possibly simple coincidence; however, to demonstrate the organizational structure needed to carry out acts of terrorism with strictly religious motivations, we will hone in on a few particularly influential groups at this point in history, the first being Al-Qaeda....   [tags: Terrorism, Al-Qaeda, Human rights, Osama bin Laden]

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A Report On The Anti Terrorism Campaign

- The rate at which terrorist attacks occur is at an all-time high and continues to grow. In a report released to NBC News, the U.S. State Department displayed that there was a 35 percent increase in terrorist attacks that had taken place in the 2013-2014 time span (Williams). Ever since the 9/11 attacks in the United States, increased suspicion; aggressive foreign policy; and, ultimately, increased radical thinking has shadowed the world. As a result, governments, the United States specifically, have no choice but to take action in preventing such destructive attacks from occurring....   [tags: Terrorism, Counter-terrorism]

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Living With Terrorism

- Terrorism has been in existence for ages, and is still relatively difficult to define. Though the word terror is clear, when it becomes applied to acts, or actors, it becomes confusing. A definition that can be retrieved from Google is “the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims”. This gives a vague idea of what terrorism truly is. A more in-depth definition of terrorism would include characteristics such as, a crime of holy duty, a political tactic or strategy, an inexcusable abomination, or a justified reaction to oppression ("What is Terrorism?")....   [tags: Terrorism Essays]

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Impact of International Terrorism on Indonesia

- “International terrorism" means activities with the following three characteristics: 1. involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law; 2. appear to be intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and 3. occur totally outside the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S., or transcend national boundaries in terms of the means by which they are accomplished, the persons they appear intended to intimidate or coerce, or the locale in which their perpetrators operate or seek...   [tags: Terrorism Essays]

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Terrorism and Moral Panic in America

- Societies will always have problems that cause some sort of reaction from individuals who believe that their social stability is being endangered. There have been a number of moral panics which have captivated society in terror and more often than not, owing to unfamiliarity. This essay will discuss the perception of a moral panic and will look at the case of the September 11th Terrorist attack against the United States of America, which triggered a colossal conflict of morality within modern day society....   [tags: Terrorism Essays]

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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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Living in the Shadow of Terrorism

- “For most of [American] history, residents of the United States have never had to seriously consider the possibility of conventional interstate war on [American] soil or the possibility that nonstate terrorists could easily reach us on [American] soil” (Aber). On September 11th, 2001, a series of coordinated attacks by a group of terrorists known as al-Qaeda devastated the United States in a multitude of ways that define my generation. After “9/11,” members of Generation Y, including myself, were brought together under the shadow of terrorism – united in fear....   [tags: Terrorism Essays]

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The Threat Of International Terrorism

- In response to the threat of international terrorism, the United States and United Kingdom have both instituted crisis powers by augmenting the existing laws rather than by suspending them altogether. These augmentations, spurred by the traditional desire to empower the executive in times of crisis, have taken form in new administrative tools that punish at the margins of the crimes they seek to prevent; suspected terrorists are deported or convicted of financial or verbal support rather than prosecuted for actual crimes of violence....   [tags: Terrorism, Counter-terrorism, United Kingdom]

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Canada's Fight Against Terrorism

- The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines terrorism as “the use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political goal” (“Terrorism”). Terrorism is a problem that all countries should be concerned with. Canada has been one of the countries that are concerned with the safety of people against terrorist attacks. Canada is very concerned with the issue of terrorism, it has a very specific position of counter-terrorism, it believes that violent extremists are the leading cause of terrorism, it has ways that the international community should respond, and it is willing to contribute to make the problem of terrorism end....   [tags: Terrorism in Canada]

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Terrorism And Our Modern Day Future

- By defining terrorism, we can begin to look at what terrorism really is about. It is not just coercion, but it’s also revenge. It is the deliberate act of killing innocent people in order to achieve a terrorist’s political and religious goals. To justify terrorism equals justifying the innocent slaughter. Terrorism challenges the natural need for humans to see their world as predictable, orderly, and controllable. The violence of terrorism in its many forms is abhorrent to all that believe human life is a gift of god and therefore infinitely precious....   [tags: Terrorism, Violence, Definition of terrorism]

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Terrorism and American Society

- Terrorism against the United States has been a security issue that forced the government to establish the Department of Homeland Security in 2002, which is tasked with spearheading counter terrorism measures. American has experienced terror attacks on its home soil and against its foreign interests, making terrorism the biggest threat that is facing the country in the twenty first century. It is evident that even small terror groups can access weapons that can inflict catastrophic damage against the United States....   [tags: Terrorism Essays]

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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 And The Middle East

- Terrorism has always been around and always will be around. Lately, though, terrorism has become more brutal. More and more people are being killed everyday because of it. Hundreds of terrorist organizations and entities exist all over the world. The deadliest, however, are from the Middle East or Africa. Their targets are as populous as the Earth. Nobody is off limits. Generally, they like to kill anyone and everyone who opposes them in any way, shape, or form. Since the mid- to late-1990s, the Middle Eastern nations especially have been under close watch because of all the terrorist organizations, their attacks on many non-Muslim groups and nations, and now national agencies, militant grou...   [tags: Terrorism, Counter-terrorism, George W. Bush]

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Analysis of Michael Walzer's View on Terrorism

- Michael Walzer is an esteemed retired professor from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Walzer has written many books, essays, and articles. His essay, Excusing Terror, is one that best relates to the current events happening around the world. In this essay, Walzer talks about different reasons that people would want to resort to terrorism. In this essay I will argue Walzers view on Terrorism is correct in that terrorism is wrong because it is akin to murder, it is random in who it targets, and no one has immunity....   [tags: Terrorism Essays]

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Prevention of Terrorism in the US

- Terrorism will happen again regardless of how prepared the U.S. thinks it may be. This means that it is the country’s job to ensure that there is a continuation of measures that should be taken to fight against terrorism. Others believe that the U.S. is fully prepared for another terrorist attack and that enough has been done. The question at hand is, should the U.S. still be concerned about terrorism. The United States needs to be concerned about terrorism to prevent tragedies like 9/11 from happening again, to address problems with domestic terrorism, and to improve homeland security....   [tags: Domestic Terrorism, 9/11]

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Is State Terrorism A Valid Concept?

- Is “State terrorism” a valid concept. The threat of global terrorism continues to rise with the total number of deaths reaching 32,685 in 2015, which is an 80 percent increase from 2014 (Global Index). With this said, terrorism remains a growing, and violent phenomenon that has dominated global debates. However, ‘terrorism’ remains a highly contested term; there is no global agreement on exactly what constitutes a terror act. An even more contested concept is whether to broaden the scope of terrorism to include non-state and state actors....   [tags: Terrorism, United Nations]

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Terrorism And How It Affects The World And Will

- Abstract The definition of terrorism is the use of violence and means of intimidation for political, religious, and ideological reasons. This paper will discuss the topic of terrorism and how it affects the world and will also give a more in depth evaluation of the most imminent threat to national security. After the terrorist attack to the twin towers on September 11th 2001 the United States has become more aware of the threats against them. Furthermore after 9/11 the department of homeland security was created in an effort to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States as well as reduce America 's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the amount of recovery time it takes to bounc...   [tags: Terrorism, September 11 attacks]

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The Global Economic Cost Of Terrorism

- Peace, which has been collecting data since 1997.” (The Global Economic Cost of Terrorism Is Now at Its Highest Since 9/11) Damaged goods is a good example of a possible loss, of which could not be easily fixed. Goods primarily include things like books, clothing, food, vehicles, and furniture. Depending on the good and the quantity of the good that has been destroyed, the country could be looking at an extremely large or small problem. Another possible issue that will affect on cost distinction is the cost of buildings that have been destroyed or impaired....   [tags: Terrorism, September 11 attacks]

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War Against Terrorism, Not Human Rights

- In 1937, when the Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of Terrorism was prepared by the League of Nations, terrorism was for the first time addressed at an international level.1 Cut to the events that transpired on the fateful day of 9/11 in New York and Washington, after which the world had changed. The image of a plane crashing into the World Trade Center with the building crashing down in clouds of smoke, dust and fire became the image of international terrorism constituting one of the defining moment of global security challenges of the twenty first century.2 Most of all an attack on this scale awakened the democratic nations across the globe, to the serious implications that suc...   [tags: Terrorism Essays]

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Terrorism As A Violent Act

- Our text book defines terrorism as a violent act to serve a political goal in which victims are arbitrarily selected with the intention of instilling fear in a larger audience. Terrorism is not only practiced by clandestine organizations, it is practiced by both state and non-state actors. There has been a lot of argument as to why the Nazis was out to eradicate the Jews. Some said Hitler has always had the plans to eradicate them, while others saw the Jews’ presence problematic and of great annoyance....   [tags: Terrorism, Violence, United Nations]

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The Problem Of Domestic Terrorism

- Now, since the threat of domestic terrorism is growing in the United States, it can no longer be ignored as much as it used to. It was proven that at least 48 people have been killed by right wing extremists over the past 14 years since 9/11 occurred, twice the amount that have been killed by self-identified jihadists in the same amount of time (Craven). There has been more acts of domestic terrorism, than foreign in the recent years. With that being said, it gives law enforcement a bigger reason to start attempting to label some of these crimes as domestic terrorism....   [tags: Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation]

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Terrorism in the 21st Century

- On September 11, 2001, the destruction of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon changed the mindset and the opinion of nearly every American on the one of the most vital issues in the 21st century: terrorism (Hoffman 2). Before one can begin to analyze how the United States should combat such a perverse method of political change, one must first begin to understand what terrorism is, where it is derived from, and why there is terrorism. These issues are essential in America’s analysis of this phenomenon that has revolutionized its foreign policy and changed America’s stance in the world....   [tags: Terrorism Research Papers]

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Terrorism : A Great Evil

- Terrorism has nothing to do with a certain race or a religion. It has to do with issuing fear into people’s lives and turning them upside. Terrorists are just evil humans who want to try and get people to do what they want. Terrorism is the use of violence and intimidation to get people’s attention for political reasons. It’s something that happens a lot, one of the most talked about acts of Terrorism was 9/11, where the Twin Towers fell because of the act of violence. It’s a big act of Terrorism that will forever change the way we view life....   [tags: Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation]

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The Definition Of Domestic Terrorism

- The definition of domestic terrorism can be described as actions by individuals or a group that can be dangerous and that are intended to harm, intimidate or influence either an individual or entire group most often within areas that covered by U.S. law and government. Certain groups, more than others, are targeted in order to make a statement and get attention through multiple injuries or deaths, extreme destruction, and/or the taking of influential persons. The FBI uses three main characteristics to determine if an activity is actually an act of “domestic terrorism”....   [tags: Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation]

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The Between Religion And Terrorism

- "Allah Akbar" in January 2015, "Allah Akbar" in November 2015. It is the same cry that has echoed in the atrocities that took place in Paris, in a 10 months interval, letting behind a disturbing shared impression: the main motivation of terrorism is religion. Indeed, in Western media, political speeches and programmes, religion and terrorism are often depicted as directly intertwined, all the more as Al-Qaeda and ISIS appear as a priority global threat to populations. These organizations making references to religious beliefs, the causal relation has been established and widely evocated in Western analysis of terrorism, in academic texts as much as political statements....   [tags: Terrorism, Religion, Islam, Violence]

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Terrorism : The United States

- For the U.S., terrorism—a fairly recent issue that the nation continues to grapple with—is an important problem that requires both political and ethical consideration for the best interest of all parties involved. On a national scale, a majority of Americans perceive terrorism as a primary issue that the U.S. needs to not only imperatively end, but to also end soon. Thus, the U.S. faces an immense pressure in this predicament. In response to global terrorism, the U.S. should refuse to marginalize people due to their demographic categories and focus on fighting against the terrorists who initiate violence by passing laws to tighten weapon security....   [tags: Terrorism, Violence, Irregular military]

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Muslim Terrorism in the United States

- Historical Background It is necessary to examine the historical context of Muslim terrorism in the United States to understand the evolvement of Muslim extremism today. Juergensmeyer (2003) supports this stance by stating that contemporary acts of violence are influenced by historical violence perpetrated in the religious past. The assumption could be made that Muslim extremism in the United States is a more recent phenomenon; on the contrary, this is not true. By understanding history enlightens to where foundations and structures were built to support Muslim extremism and terrorism activities that exist in the United States today....   [tags: Terrorism, Muslim Extremism]

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Australia 's Laws Against Terrorism

- Terrorism is defined as "an action or threat where the action causes certain defined forms of harm/interference and the action is done or the threat is made with the intention of advancing a political, religious or ideological. Terrorism can cause death, serious harm to property or people, serious health risks to the safety of the public, and interference with telecommunications. Australia 's laws against terrorism are in Part 5.3 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Criminal Code) and they focus on terrorist act offences, terrorist organisations, preventing the financing of terrorism, urging violence and advocating terrorism offences, and foreign incursions and recruitment offences....   [tags: Terrorism, Violence, Counter-terrorism, Australia]

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Terrorism Throughout The United States : Groups, Activities, And Politics

- Terrorism in Nigeria: Groups, Activities, and Politics Abstract While global attention is focused on embassy bombing, aircraft hijacking and 9/11 terrorists-attack kind of terrorism, equally devastating terrorist activities with equally devastating impacts are daily swept under the carpet in Africa. This paper, using representative cases from Nigeria, x-rays these ‘unpopular’, therefore, out-of-policy-focus terrorist activities using interviews, newspaper and police reports. The paper, while calling on the international community and development partners to review their conceptualization of terrorism, also suggests intervention methods to curb the menace....   [tags: Terrorism, Africa, Counter-terrorism]

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Terrorism And Organized Crime Groups

- In today’s world there is a huge problem with terrorism and organized crime. Now when a lot of people look at terrorism and organized crime some would think that the two are different and yet in a way they are different but they are the same in a way to. For example terrorism is the use of violence and intimidation for the purpose of political gain (dictionary.com. n.d.). Now organized crime is considered to be the illegal behavior which is carried and planned out by a group of people. Now both of these things are considered to be a crime and are carried out by a group of people in order to achieve their goal of intimidation, money laundering, and chaos....   [tags: Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation]

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India 's Struggles With Terrorism

- India’s struggles with terrorism stem from many different terrorist organizations. India has a wide range of political and religious groups that differ from the governing body and often attack each other for dominance in the region. One of these organizations is Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). This writing will discuss LeT, their history, the Mumbai attack, as well as the future of the organization with regards to how India is dealing with it. Lashkar-e-Taiba name means “army of the pure”. According to the South Asia Terrorist Portal (2015) it was founded in 1990....   [tags: Terrorism, Pakistan, Attack, Attack!]

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Terrorism And Its Effect On Society

- According to Nacos (2012) “Terrorism is political violence or the threat or violence or the threat of violence by groups or individuals who deliberately target civilians or noncombatants in order to influence the behavior and actions of targeted publics and governments" (p. 32). We all understand the negative consequences of what terrorism can do and how it can influence societies among the world from witnessing the horrible incident of the attack in New York on September 11, 2001. Now, media, politicians, and citizens overuse the term terrorism; making the meaning vague and hard to accurately define....   [tags: Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Abuse]

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Fighting Terrorism Without Invading Privacy

- “In the long, twilight struggle against Communism, we had been reminded that the very liberties that we sought to preserve could not be sacrificed at the altar of national security “ (“Obama’s Speech On…” 1). One of these very civil liberties, recently recognized by the United Nations, is the “right to privacy in the digital age”. Although the actions of the United Nations are not legally binding, it is evident that the right to Internet privacy is becoming increasingly important in the international world....   [tags: Terrorism Essays]

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The Threat Of Global Terrorism

- Since the September 11 terror attacks, the world’s security has been greatly heightened. From increased security checkpoints in airports, to intensified militaries around the world, the international community was thrown over the edge after 9/11. Nations sharing intelligences through extensive communication has played a vital role in keeping the public safe and reducing the threat of global terrorism through the use of media and various telecommunication technologies (Nacos, 2006). Brigitte L. Nacos is a reliable source, given that her work was published in and for the United Nations Global Seminar....   [tags: Terrorism, United Nations, Communication]

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Controversies on the Definition 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: what is terrorism, analysis, nature of duality]

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The Media is a Powerful Actor in Terrorism

- INTRODUCTION The media is a powerful actor in terrorism. How important the media is during terrorist incidents is a matter of constant argument (Atwater, 1987; Jenkins, 2003). The understanding of the connections between terrorism and the media must found through broader analysis of; the power of the media ( Shaw and McCombs, 1972), especially in trouble situations ( Arno, 1984); the way journalists, editors, authorities, and terrorists relate to each other; empirically analyzing the media; and the link between terrorism and public opinion .Since the early 1970s, researchers have examined the role of the news media in connection with terrorism and have found out how the media inte...   [tags: link between terrorism and public opinion]

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Terrorism Is The Most Effective Method For Combating Terrorism?

- Others believed that we should take a more sympathetic approach, realizing that this was no longer a war in which we fought our enemy’s solely on the battlefield, with one side evidently losing due to a greater loss of combatants. Instead, many of us realized that this is war that cannot be waged on a battlefield, and that loss of life was not significant, as more terrorists will replace others who die in combat against the U.S and its allies. As a result, enacting attacks upon the terrorists will not accomplish anything, and will lead to more hatred because of the civilian casualties that occur during warfare....   [tags: Terrorism, September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda]

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Terrorism: A Growing Threat

- Throughout history, terrorists have struck fear in the eyes of many people by using threats and violence to further political beliefs. Terrorism can be shown in many different ways; however, there are only two main types of terrorism: international and domestic. International terrorism usually occurs outside the jurisdiction, or boundaries, of the United States. Domestic terrorism is the exact opposite, occurring mostly within the jurisdiction of the United States. The violence of terrorism is usually comprised of assassination, destruction, or kidnapping....   [tags: Lone Wolf Terrorism]

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Counter Terrorism Unit

- Introduction *Note: information concerning the formation of the CTU is fictional Terrorism is one of the greatest concerns of the 21st century. It is a method that has been embraced by many groups with many different ideologies. It has the potential of causing major devastation, especially with the specter of acts of nuclear, biological, and chemical terrorism. There have been many references by both the media and politicians to a “War on Terror,” and if we are to characterize this as a war, it is a war with an ill-defined and changing enemy, no front lines, and a war that is fraught with moral dilemmas....   [tags: Fighting Terrorism]

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Terrorism And The National Preparedness System

- Terrorism is a common term used in media and news everyday especially in the United States. We are in a constant battle against ‘terrorism’, “Counterterrorism has to be woven into the everyday workings of every department. It should be included on the agenda of every meeting…” (Kelling & Bratton, 2006). There is an argument about how different is terrorism from crime. All terrorism is criminal but not all criminals are terrorists. Terrorism unlike most crimes has a political agenda behind it. Many terrorist are involved in other types of crime as well, especially if they need to fund their operation, such as money laundering, and to disguise themselves by false identity....   [tags: Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Police]

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The Dangers of Cyber-Terrorism

- In the future, cyber crime will become the leading threat to the safety and security of the American people. Experts on cyber crime agree that cyber crime is an issue that needs to be focused on more in-depth because the wide-spread use of computers by the global economy has made the use of computers and internet vital to everyday life (Siegel, 2009; FBI, 2011). There are 3 major types of cyber crime which includes: cyber fraud, cyber vandalism, and cyber terrorism (Seigel, 2009; Thio, 2010). Cyber terrorism, the more dangerous of the 3, is defined as the use of digital equipment to bring down a country by tapping into its computer based programs and dismantling its infrastructure which incl...   [tags: Terrorism Without Borders]

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Terrorism Is Not Synonymous With Extremism

- Terrorism is not synonymous with extremism. One can be an extremist, hold and voice extreme political or religious views, and justifiably not be considered a terrorist. Extremists hold opinions that are either to the “extreme” right or the “extreme” left on a spectrum and are only open to ideas that confirm their beliefs. It is an issue of either black or white. Moving from simply espousing extremist views to joining a terrorist group or committing a terrorist act is facilitated by several psychological and behavioural factors that are different for each individual....   [tags: Terrorism, Religion, Irregular military, Hamas]

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Islam Is A Religion Of Terrorism

- When most people think about Muslims, they think about terrorism and terrorist groups such as ISIS and al-qaeda. This thinking of terrorism got bigger after what happened on 9/11 in New York City. According to Stephen prothero, “Most Europeans and North Americans […] see Islam through a veil hung over their eyes centuries ago by Christian crusaders intent on denouncing Islam as a religion of violence, its founder, Muhammad, as a man of the sword, and its holy book, the Quran, as a text of wrath.” (Prothero 25)....   [tags: Islam, Christianity, Terrorism, Al-Qaeda]

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The Fight Versus International Terrorism

- There are many countries in the world, and most of them have their own strategies at combating terrorism. As everyone knows the United States and other countries have endured many terrorist attacks. Everything from the world trade center bombing in 1993, Khobar Towers in 1996, the US Embassy in Kenya in 1998, and probably one of the most influencing terrorist attacks that opened the eyes of most Americans was the Attack on the world trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Post 911 Strategies 9 years following September 11th, the fight versus international terrorism was at a crossroads....   [tags: Terrorism, Al-Qaeda, United States]

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The Issue Of Domestic Terrorism

- Right wing miliita groups represent a danger to the domestic security of the United States. Their ideology of violence or the threat of violence is consistent with the laws and values of the American people as a whole. From their perspective, they believe they are defending their liberty, property, and their lives from an oppressive government and thus believe their actions are justified. Looking at the movement’s psychology, as well as aims and means, it will be clear who in the IC has the authority and responsibility to deal with this domestic terrorist threat and how....   [tags: Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Law]

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The Issue Of Domestic Terrorism

- Right wing militia groups represent a danger to the domestic security of the United States. Their ideology of violence or the threat of violence is consistent with the laws and values of the American people as a whole. From their perspective, they believe they are defending their liberty, property, and their lives from an oppressive government and thus believe their actions are justified. Looking at the movement’s psychology, as well as aims and means, it will be clear who in the IC has the authority and responsibility to deal with this domestic terrorist threat and how....   [tags: Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Law]

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