Global Injustice: Terrorism

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GLOBAL INJUSTICE: TERRORISM Terrorism is the use of violence and or intimidation by a person or a group of people to achieve a political goal. That is one of the many unofficial definitions of terrorism some other definitions now include acts of unlawful violence and war. Studies have found that there are over one hundred different definitions of terrorism but people today use the term terrorist to describe islamism or jihadism and ignoring the non-islamic organizations or individuals. Terrorism has been used by many political organizations, nationalistic groups, religious groups, revolutionaries, and ruling governments. one consistent characteristic is the use of violence on non-combatants to gain publicity for a group,cause, or individual. Since 1994, the United Nations General Assembly has repeatedly condemned terrorist acts using the following political description of terrorism: Criminal acts intended or calculated to provoke a state of terror in the general public, a group of persons or particular persons for political purposes are in any circumstance unjustifiable, whatever the considerations of a political, philosophical, ideological, racial, ethnic, religious or any other nature that may be invoked to justify them. Terrorism is not a new concept it has been around for centuries. The first recorded use of terrorism and terrorist was in 1795 because of the Reign of Terror instituted by the French Government. The use of terrorists against the government was first recorded in 1866 in Ireland and 1883 Russia. A terrorist group commits acts of violence to - Produce widespread fear Obtain worldwide, national, or local recognition for their cause by attracting the attention of the media Harass, weaken, or embarrass government security forces so that the the government overreacts and appears repressive Steal or extort money and equipment, especially
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