Terrorism is the use of fear and acts of violence in order to intimidate societies or governments. Many different types of social or political organisations might use terrorism to try to achieve their goals. People who do terrorism are called terrorists.
Who are the terrorists[change]
Terrorism is often done by various political organizations, both right-wing and left-wing political parties, nationalistic groups, religious groups such as al-Qaeda, revolutionaries, as well as by governments that are in power. One form is the use of violence against noncombatants for the purpose of gaining publicity for a group, cause, or individual.
Some signs of terrorism[change]
According to Memorial Institute for Prevention of Terrorism, terrorists killed 20,498 people in 2006. The major effect of terrorism comes from the fear it generates.
Counter-terrorism is broad in scope. Specific types of counter-terrorism include:
- Preemptive or reactive military action.
- Fortification and other technical means.
- Increased intelligence and surveillance activities.
- Preemptive humanitarian activities.
- More permissive interrogation and detention policies for the suspected terrorists.
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