The Dangers Of Domestic Terrorism

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“Terrorism will spill over if you don 't speak up.” According to, Malala Yousafzai, a teenage activist who is a nobel - prize winner for her courage and ideas, believes that terrorism is a problem that will overwhelm the globe if it is not taken control of or if it is not addressed soon. Terrorism is, indeed, one of the bigger threats of today’s global life and it can also be categorized into two, whether its internationally or domestically happening. Legally, terrorism can be defined, according to Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, as “the unlawful use or threat of violence especially against the state or the public as a politically motivated means of attack or coercion”. Today 's domestic terror threats include ecoterrorists, …show more content…
While Washington Post believes, “Terrorism isn’t a threat, it 's a nuisance”, and many others underestimate the level of fear in the United States, they have been largely misguided. Terrorism is not just a nuisance, for it significantly does pose a threat to the United States citizens. Our paranoia from these threats and terrorism acts, affects the country as a whole. It can not, in no way, be referred to as a nuisance through its substantial depth of negative paranoia and psychological effects. Clark R. McCauley, a professor of psychology at Bryn Mawr College, confirms, “Terrorism inflicts immediate damage in destroying lives and material, but terrorists hope that the long-term costs will be much greater. Terrorists want to create fear and uncertainty far beyond the victims and those close to them and want the enemy to spend time and money on security,” (The Psychology of Terrorism). This proves that the terrorists’ intentions are to cause paranoia and worry on their doings, giving them overall power while threatening the people and their lives in the United States. Judith J. Mathewson is the author of “The Psychological impact of Terrorist Attacks”, and his work emphasizes the point that,“During this time, frustration, shock, anxiety, grief, disillusionment, mourning, and depression fully emerge. Studies show that survivors

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