The Causes Of Domestic Terrorism In The United States

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The 1995 Oklahoma bombing federal bombing by an anti government Timothy McVeigh, 2009 Fort Hood Shooting by Nidal Malik Hasan an Army Psychiatrist that killed 13 people and the recent Boston marathon bombing in 2013 caused by the Chechen brothers are only few domestic terrorism attacks in the United States history. According to Lewis, “Domestic Terrorism involves groups or individuals who operate without foreign direction entirely within the United States and target elements of U.S. government and citizen” (p. 209). In different countries they also have a form of domestic terrorism of what we can also refer as homegrown terrorism. What are the possible ties that the domestic terrorism in the United States and abroad are relatively close? …show more content…
Domestic terrorism in the United can be described as an act of violence against its own citizens and government. But what is the underlying agenda why the domestic terrorist resort in killing mass population causing a major destruction? According to Federal Bureau of Investigation (1996), The major themes espoused today by right-wing groups are conspiracies, such as the New World Order and gun-control laws, apocalyptic views stemming from the approach of the millennium, and white supremacy” (p. 17). The Federal Bureau of Investigation (1996), also stated, many right-wing extremist groups also articulate antigovernment and/or anti- taxation and anti-abortion sentiments, and engage in survivalist and/or paramilitary training to ensure the survival of the United States as a white, Christian nation, (p. 17). The following could be the reason behind the domestic terrorism in the United States and what cause the domestic terrorist to engage in violence against the civil population and the government. This results in bombing government properties, mass killing targeting the general public transportations and attacks on government properties. Although engaging in a violence the revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia also known as FARC operates a different way. According to National

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