Terrorism : An Act Of Evil Essay

1515 Words Apr 4th, 2016 7 Pages
Terrorism is an act of violent and coercive crime that is almost universally condemned. However, there has never been a true agreement stating what qualifies as an act of terror. In today’s society terrorism is viewed by most as an act of evil, however there is no universal agreement on what terrorism actually defines, and certain acts that are defined as terrorism can be justified under certain circumstances. Terrorism also includes government leaders using suppression on its citizens. After the September 11th attacks on the United States in 2001, terrorism received a new public image as being. Terrorists were no longer viewed as “bomb throwing anti-Christ’s” like they were depicted in the `19th century. These attack also proved that terrorism could be lead by sub-state groups or perpetrators instead of states. This paper will discuss what terrorism is, how it is motivated, and under what circumstances can terrorism are morally permissible. There is no single definition of terrorism; there are many different definitions of actions that could be considered as terrorist acts. Angelo Corlett describes the natures of terrorism. Allison Jaggar believes that there can be some advantages to terrorism. Andrew Valls believes in the just war theory that prevents a country that is under attack to defend itself. Kai Nielsen believes in the double down effect that seeks to determine whether it is ever permissible to knowingly perform an act of terror, and with full knowledge that this…

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