M5 A1 Essay

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Using the Argosy University online library resources and the textbook, research the rise of terrorist movements and organizations from 1970 to the present. Apply any two metaphors from your readings for this module to explain the rise of these terrorist movements. Examine how the terrorist movements use power to either stifle or encourage different cultural voices. Identify activities, events, and decisions that led to the rise and growth of terrorist movements. In this assignment, you should present your own perspective on the issues. In your initial post, respond to the questions below in 2–3 paragraphs each: 1. Using two different metaphors, explain how terrorist organizations recruit and then shape the attitudes, beliefs, and actions of their members. 2. How do the leaders of terrorist organizations use power to stifle or encourage their cultural voices? Identify a terrorist organization and share your thoughts on the cultural voices they stifle or discourage. 3. What political, economic, cultural, or religious factors led to the rise of the terrorist organization you have selected for study? What activities, events, or decisions are likely to stimulate further growth of this organization? Why? Apply the current APA standards for writing style and citing references. M5_A1: Discussion: Metaphors and Terrorism 27 June 2012 1. The United States Department of Defense defines terrorism as “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,” (Feith, 2004). Terrorism can be conducted by an individual or a formal organization. A terrorist organization usually initially begins as a special interest group with just a few members, and through recruitment, militia formation,
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