All this demonstrates how sinister1 terrorism is in American society. This paper will explain background data on anarchy/terrorism, case studies including the Oklahoma bombing, and the government’s reaction toward terrorism. A number of terrorist attacks in the 1990s have brought the fear to the public, giving rise to vulnerability2 between many Americans. Most terrorist incidents in the United States have been bombing attacks, involving detonated and undetonated explosive devices, tear gas and pipe and fire bombs. The effects of terrorism can cause loss of life and injuries to property damage and disruptions in services such as electricity, water supply, public transportation and communications.
By not understanding how a Muslims leads their life in accordance to their religion, allows people to think mistakenly about them especially as to what they hear around them towards Muslims. These false assumptions lead to false accusations encouraging people to believe the worst of Muslims. A simple way to navigate around these improper persuasions is to educate people as well as to bring about awareness for Islam. Informing the public the truth about Islam can eliminate racism, allowing people to judge for themselves what they truly believe is right or wrong. There are many sources as to why Americans believe what they hear about Islam.
The media blamed us for the 9/11 attacks, yet it wasn’t us. The whole idea of “Al-Qaeda” is fake. This is all fake. All this stuff the media pushes into our brains is their way of brainwashing us. They’re just trying to present Muslims in the worst possible way.
The only thing that can be done is to try to control their actions which are usually done in the name of God. Islamists who resort to violence add up to less than one-tenth of one percent. These groups, as small as they are, have caused enough chaos and confusion for the whole world to take notice of their actions. Because of the actions of less than one percent of Muslims the whole religion is linked to terrorism or some form of extremism. Muslims all over the world just want to get on with their lives, get an education, find a job, raise their children and participate in family and community life without being labeled as terrorists.
When dissecting religious resistance groups it is important to understand their ideology and its role in motivating and mobilizing it members. While religion itself does not usually lead to violence, given the correct combination of political, social, and ideological circumstances it has the potential to breed unthinkable atrocities. In the case of Hezbollah, the Islamic rhetoric is used to legitimize atrocities and propagate the religion, which ultimately furthers their political agenda. Consequently, “murder can become a holy war and suicide seen as martyrdom,” when their followers accept a divine mandate from Allah (5). Without a firm understanding of their rhetoric, which is inextricably intertwined with their ideology, their actions will
In the article, Manji shows that she is surprised at the behavior of some Westerners and their attitude towards Islam. She says that people hide behind the name of Islam in order to commit acts of terror and says, “Moderate Muslims must stop exploiting Islam as a shield – one that protects us from authentic introspection and our neighbors from genuine understanding”. In another instance she says, “For too long, we Muslims have been sticking fingers in our ears and chanting “Islam means peace” to drown out the negative noise from our holy book. Her view is that Muslims should recognize the negativity that is created by their religion. Manji said, “[…] we could then cultivate the support to inspire cross-cultural understanding.
In other words, because of the jihad terrorists feel that they are enabled to kill in the name of Allah, and that is their stance. Considering the fact that in many cases a jihad is caused because of a clash between followers of different religions, each of whom believes that God is on their side and that the other side is of Satan, Al-Khaled does not understand why these terror organizations are killing so many Muslims in the name of God. In the documentary, we met a recruiter for Al-Qaeda named Zaid, who is tied to the suicide bombing that happened at Al-Khaled’s wedding. When asked about the event of many Muslims being killed by a terrorist that claimed it was God’s will, he
This experiment shows and proves that people will do anything for money even if it means hurting innocent people like what happened in the Holocaust. I decided to agree with John P. Sabini and Maury Silver because they give good points and proven facts using Milgram’s Obedience Experiment to back them up. They show you how people will follow the rules and do what they are told, even though they are hurting someone just like in the Holocaust. Many German soldiers would hurt and kill Jews because they were just following orders and getting paid to do so not thinking they were hurting innocent families. “In both cases the evil they did was not intended; it was perhaps easy to “feel” that the evil was not their doing, to feel that it had an accidental quality.” (p. 233) many of the people that participated in the experiment and the German soldiers that participated in the Holocaust believe that they are not responsible for what happened they were just following orders and doing what they were told to do.
History indicates that moral concerns influenced warrior’s decisions to limit the potential damage of war. In addition, certain acts during warfare were considered honorable, while others were seen as dishonorable (e.g. the killing of innocent man, woman and child). However, what is viewed as honorable or dishonorable is specific to religion and culture (Moseley, 2009). This can be the case when referring to terrorist groups.
I will also provide my thoughts on if there are such universal moral requirements. In Goodman’s initial area of discussion of “Some Moral Minima; Genocide, Famine, and Germ Warfare (Goodman, L.E., 2010)”, she states “Genocide targets individuals as members of a group, seeking to destroy a race, a culture, a linguistic or ethnic identity (Goodman, L.E., 2010)”. I reflect back to after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were made on The United States. The threat of germ warfare became a very real aspect of war for our nation. Governmental groups, that we were at war against, were considering the decision to use this type of weapon in order to defeat their enemies in larger numbers.