The Pros And Cons Of Domestic Terrorism
“Domestic terrorism involves violence against the civilian population or infrastructure of a nation – often but not always by citizens of that nation and often with the intent to intimidate, coerce, or influence national policy (RAND, 2016).” In the United States domestic terrorism is often overshadowed by foreign terrorist operations specifically those of Middle Eastern descent. There are a number of influential cases so complex and different, yet all revolving around a similar issue shooting, bombings, and other acts that have terrorized United States citizens on United States soil, a scary thought after the disastrous attack on 9/11.
By RAND’s domestic terrorism documentation any act of terrorism on the ‘viewers’ home soil is domestic. So Sally lives in Israeli and a bomb goes off that is domestic terrorism for Sally. But if Sally lives in the USA and a bomb goes off that is also domestic terrorism. Therefore, events like the anti-abortion Anthrax threats, 9/11, the Oklahoma City Bombings, the Freedom Riders Bus bombings, Beltway Sniper, Unabomber, and the World Trade Center Attacks all fall under terrorist attacks, despite views on terrorist attacks being solely Muslim crimes.
USA Patriot Act Under new laws that further cover domestic terrorism in the United States, the USA Patriot Act has also expanded allowing law enforcement to …show more content…
Groups such as the National Alliance, United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Advance White Society, Nation of Islam, Mission to Israel, Pacifica Forum, Aggressive Christianity, and the Aryan Strike Force are all motivated by biases and many by religions to prove superiority. Unfortunately, these are just a few of the groups that plague the United States holding rallies and riots as well as committing violence crimes each year (SLP Center,