The Boston Bombing And The London Terrorist Attacks Essay

830 Words Sep 24th, 2015 4 Pages
The World has seen a number of terrorist attacks in its history, however terrorism acts have been increasing since the middle half of the 20th Century. Most recently terrorism acts have been committed by Muslim and Islamists extremist. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States defines terrorism as ““the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.” . In the 21st century, the single largest terrorist attack was the September 11 2001 attacks (9/11) in the United States. Since the 9/11 attacks, a large number of attacks have been related to Muslim and Islamic extremist. An example of an attack that was related to Muslim and/or Islamist extremist was the 2005 London transport attacks and the Boston bombs of 2014. The facts of the Boston bombing and the London attacks do allow people to make generalizations about terrorist attacks.

As terrorist attacks become more come common, people start to portray terrorist. People also include media. After the London bombings (And 9/11 most notably) media started to create its own portrayal of terrorists in the Western World in which many westerners have used to create their own portraits. The classic portrayal of a terrorist happened to be an everyday Muslim. Most attackers that are Muslim happens to have facial hair and olive or darker skin. However, due to the…

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