Tag: Terrorism

‘Old’ and ‘New’ terrorism: the changing face of terror

Introduction The concept of terrorism is one of the most controversial terms in international relations and the political arena (Koufa, 2001:8). The problem of defining the term ‘terrorism’ is well recognized and has been examined widely (Malik, 2001:881-893; Dedeoglu, 2003:81-110; Schmid, 2004:197-221; Ganor, 2002:287-304).Since it is associated with violence in the context of political goals, …

While the need to bestow wide, even intrusive, powers on the police and other officers in connection with terrorism is understandable, the fact that the powers are so unrestricted and the definition of ‘terrorism’ is so wide is probably of even more concern than the power of criminal prosecution to which the Acts give rise

Abstract It is important that the police are provided with sufficient powers to identify and prevent terrorism where necessary; however it is also important that these powers are not being abused. There is a wide definition of terrorism which has led to abuse by the police and this has resulted in human rights violations.[1] In …

‘In the light of the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in Gillan v United Kingdom on stop and search powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, the analogous powers of stop, question, search and detention in Sched. 7 of that Act are arguably also in breach of several Convention Rights.’

Introduction The police powers of stop and search are considered to be one of the most controversial police powers. They have been criticised in a variety of contexts and legislation, e.g. for their inefficiency to combat crime, and for their arbitrary application. The stop and search powers under s 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 …

Terrorism is a big issue all around the world

Global Terrorism Terrorism is a big issue all around the world. Terrorism is the systematic use of terror, often violent, especially as a means of coercion. Also are violent acts which are intended to create fear, are perpetrated for a religious, political, or ideological goal and deliberately target or disregard the safety of civilians. Terrorists …

Article Review: the Religious Sources of Islamic Terrorism

1. The article “The Religious Sources of Islamic Terrorism” by Shmuel Bar takes an in-depth look into the potential justifications of terrorism in regards to religion. In this article, Bar attempts to identify the differences between the religion of Islam and the duties associated with being a Muslim including participating in jihad. The author explains …

Terrorism

The heart of the word Terrorism is Terror. In our society when many hear terrorism, fear takes a grip on our emotions. Since the days of overseas bombings, racial unrest and many other ugly acts upon the United States, this fear has been justified. Studying Domestic Terrorism has been one of my goals since September …

International Terrorism – the World’s Greatest Challenge Today

Today the threat of terrorism is becoming more and more serious. Terrorism is considered the greatest threat against the safety of the world, and especially the USA, today. The extent of the terrorism has increased significantly over the last couple of years, since the terrorist attacks against the US on the 11th of September 2001. …

Terrorism in Pakistan

Terrorism in Pakistan: Almost a decade has gone by since our involvement in the US-led war on terror and today we are more vulnerable to acts of terrorism and violence than we ever were. In recent years the trend of growing terrorism has shifted from previously hard hit areas such as KPK and FATA to …

Terrorism Case Study

Caless (2012) defines terrorism as ” the threat or use of violence to further a political agenda for change by inducing widespread fear”. However, experts have been debating over a clear definition for terrorism for over 100 years. Although the word was first used over 200 years ago when discussing the Reign of Terror (Whitaker, …