Terrorism WLF Assessment – Lloyd Crozier
What is terrorism?
It is the unofficial or unauthorized use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.
A growing issue worldwide, terrorism, has caused around 130,000 fatalities worldwide between 2006 and 2013. Terrorism can be described as the wrongful use of violence in order to intimidate civilians or politicians for ideological, religious, or political reasons with no regard for public safety. Although the number of terrorist attacks from 2006 to 2013 has decreased, there have been approximately 90,000 total terrorist attacks in this time period. The number of terrorist attacks was distressingly high during the early 2000’s due to the terrorist attacks by Al-Qaeda on the United States and the wars in the Middle East during this time period. In the past year, the country with the most terrorist attacks was Iraq, followed by Pakistan and Afghanistan. Altogether, the number of terrorist attacks in these countries amounted to around 7,400 attacks. The high number of attacks becomes of greater relevance due to the fact that these three countries amount to the double of the combined attacks in the other seven nations in the top ten countries with the most terrorist attacks in the past year. Despite having been the country with the most
Terrorism is currently has always been a big issue is many countries but they have only recently become more focused on western countries and have become increasing popular ever since the 9/11 attacks. The reason that this is such a big social issue is because in 3rd World Countries the terrorism is not reported or made news worthy because they are so frequent. For example on the 31st...