Terrorism, International And Domestic Terrorism Essay

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According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, terrorism is defined as “the use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political goal.” There are two types of terrorism, international and domestic terrorism. International terrorism is terrorist activities that are foreign-based and/or sponsored by organizations or groups outside the United States. Domestic terrorism is terrorist activities that focus on facilities or populations without foreign direction (“HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN UPDATE: PROTECTING THE REGION AGAINST ALL HAZARDS”). Since 9/11 as of June 2015, Islamic terrorists throughout the world have killed a total of 28 Americans (Pennacchia) this number climbs up to 30 when you add in these 4 recent attacks. As of December 2015, Islamic terrorists have killed 4 Americans. An American solider, was killed in action in Iraq, while on a raid to free prisoners being held by ISIS (Gordon). Nohemi Gonzalez a college student studying abroad, was killed in the recent Paris attacks. Ezra Schwartz, who was studying in Israel for a year, was killed when a Palestinian terrorist shot up the West Bank. Lastly, Anita Datar who was working in Mali, who was a Peace Corps veteran (Brown). The sources I found for the numbers of Americans killed, do seem creditable, they do have factual sources even though two of them are blogs. These sources define the facts about how many Americans have been killed by Islamic terrorist. For many years, the…

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