Essay on Motives And Methods Of Terrorism

1462 Words Dec 6th, 2016 6 Pages
Jacob Klingbeil
Mrs. Foust
Honors English 12
12/5/2017
Motives and Methods of Terrorism In the past decade, terrorism has increasingly become more of a problem. With advances in technology, terrorists have found new ways to strike fear. Identifying and preventing attacks has become much harder because of these advancements. Along with the many methods of attack, there are several different motives for attack. There may not be an easy solution to the issue of terrorism, since there are many problems to address. It is important to identify the different motives and methods of attack so that finding the solution to terrorism becomes easier. Terrorism hides in many different shapes and forms, and without the knowledge of why and how terrorists attack, terrorism may never be stopped. There are more reasons than religion for a group to use terrorism. While there are many motives, religion is the main motive today. Religious terrorism is the use of terrorism to spread a belief (Disorders and Terrorism). Today, the extremist Muslim group ISIS seeks to create an Islamic state and remove any non-Muslims. Before ISIS, the main religious group was Al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda shares many of the same goals as ISIS. Al-Qaeda was founded in 1988 by Osama bin Laden and Abdullah Azzam (Al-Qaeda.). The origin of Al-Qaeda goes back to the Soviet-Afghan War. In the 1980s the Soviet Army had invaded Afghanistan, and the Muslims had formed a group of Muslim warriors called the mujahideen. After the…

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