Terrorism Is A Crime And A Holy Duty Essay

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Terrorism is described by various sources and groups as both a strategy and a tactic; a crime and a holy duty; a justified reaction to oppression and an inexcusable abomination. A lot depends on whose point of view is being considered, though I’m sure many can agree that terrorism is a criminal act of those whose intentions are to influence an audience beyond the immediate victim. The phrase “one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter” is a view that the terrorist groups themselves would likely be keen on accepting. These organisations who see themselves as fighting for good, a legitimate cause, and taking on a “Robin Hood” image.
However, many citizens of the West do not see these groups in this way. We are conditioned to see the unadulterated violence and the immoral killing of innocent people, and we are trained to believe that that is all it is. So we fear it. We are not shown the other side, the conditions from which this terror arose, and so we do not see it.
Owing to the way that we are so stuck in our own heads, our own beliefs, our own problems, we will ignore the issues and problems across the world. We have our own problems, our own people to help in our own countries. We can’t do anything to help all these refugees, these prisoners in their own homes, so why should we bother thinking about it? Why should we bother trying? We don’t understand why terrorists would be bothering us, yet we don’t concern ourselves with looking into it. We fear, which is in…

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