Monday, 14 November 2011

Terrorist- Who Are They?

According to Mark Juergensmeyer, violence acts may or may not be considered as terrorist act depending on what one thinks warranted the act. The use of the term to a large extent depends on the world’s views. If the the world is perceived as peaceful, violent acts appears as terrorism. If the world is though to be at war, violent acts may be regarded as legitimate.

So the term “terrorist” is often politicized. Many groups are considered as freedom fighters not terrorists.
But in the real sense of the world “terrorist” it involves:
1. Acts aimed at non-combatants
2. The use of violence for dramatic purpose, mainly to instill fear

So militants regardless of whether they are group of insurgence or civil government may often use terrorist tactics or methods.

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