Terrorism Is Not Justifiable? Essay

1838 Words Nov 16th, 2016 8 Pages
If you were to ask someone what the definition of terrorism is, you’d most likely get answers like bombings and groups of people trying to hurt others, but the more accepted and applicable definition is summarized as: combatants inflicting violence on noncombatants for ideological, political, or monetary gain. My inquiry derived from this definition is terrorism ever justified? The conundrum with this concept of terrorism is that there is so many characteristics to terrorism that must all fit together to categorized as such, and because of these characteristics, terrorism isn 't just black and white in comprehension. There is no definitive yes or no answer. So, to be able to validate a stance on this subject, one must conduct research. I have assessed both sides in opposition, and I have come to the conclusion that no matter the reason terrorism is not justifiable. September 11th, 2001 is probably the most notable terrorist attack to the United States’ citizens. On that date in history, four planes were hijacked by radical Islamic terrorists. Two of the planes crashed into the World Trade Center killing approximately 3,000 people and wounding 6,000 more. One of the planes crashed into the Pentagon, and the other was intentionally crashed over Pennsylvania. If you asked any American that was alive on that day, they could tell you exactly where they were as they watched the news continually run the graphic footage that was happening on our own soil. Behind this…

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