Terrorism Definition

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What are some of the definitions of terrorism? Why are they different? Prove your own definition of terrorism?

Terrorism comes in all shapes and forms. According to who one speaks determines on how the term is viewed. If I was given a chance to define terrorism, I would describe it as premeditated murder against a large crowd of people with intent to inflict terror among the citizens and the government. Even if the terrorist attack didn’t cause a great deal of damage, I believe the crime was still planned and created a great deal of distress among everyone who heard about it. In the eyes of the law enforcement officers, however, terrorism mean something else. That being said, out of those who were surveyed with regard to defining terrorism,
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I knew they were terrorist as a 8th grader, but the leader behind the attacks was unknown. My point of view today, however, is different. In other words, I learned that Osama Bin Laden was behind all the September 11th attacks, including the attacks that occurred in Yemen (Spindlove and Simonsen, 2010). Bin Laden’s hatred at that moment was unknown. No one knew the extent of how much he hated the country beside the attacks that occurred on that day. As time passed, however, the United States learned that he hated the people in America more than his worst enemies, for he ended up declaring fatwa which indicated that Allah was disrespected and for that reason, Americans had to be wiped out (Spindlove and Simonsen, 2010). Osama Bin Laden did not feel remorse for what he did. he did whatever he could do to disrespect and/or kill them. Not only did the fatwa declaration result in one of America’s worst terrorist attack, but also the use of our resources as well. That being said, Osama’s hate against America went to the extent to using our own resources to train hijackers, for they were trained in both Florida and Oklahoma (Spindlove and Simonsen, 2010). To this date, I still don’t understand how our officials were unable to detect the suspicious behaviors. It 's hard to see a country that’s fueled with patriotism and love get attacked in …show more content…
The first thing that’s mentioned on the television in a weekly basis is to build a wall along the United States and Mexico border to keep illegal immigrants away from the United States border. Everyone, however, forgets the United States and Canada border. I believe they pose as much threat, if not, more than the Mexico border all because of their liberal tendency and the view of society that they’ll never be attacked from terrorist (Spindlove and Simonsen, 2010). The truth is, their vision of their own security is misleading. The canadians have less protection when it comes to owning firearm, which in their eyes, may seem like a good thing, but it’s not. In previous occasion, I’ve learned that Canadians have of the strictest gun laws, but have one of the largest amount of violent crimes in the world for the amount of people who live in that country. After doing further research, I found that there was 216,168 incidents of violent behavior in 2010 (Rocha, 2015). I understand that not every single incident involves a firearm, but it clearly shows that the country is not as safe as the canadians perceive it to be and terrorist may take advantage of the fact. Canada’s liberal tendency indicate they are more lenient when it comes to letting people in their country. In the past, customs in Canada have allowed people into their country who were not supposed to,

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