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 use murder, kidnapping, hijacking, and bombing to pursue a political agenda. Terrorists are not just subject in the United States, it happens all over the world. Primary reason for terrorist’s actions is to force a change in their nations’ government.
If terrorists are not pleased with their government political positions they may consider taking the issue into their own hands. In which can cause harm to many people. Also terrorists may cause harm because the difference in race, nationality, or religion. Major terrorist groups are the Palestinian Liberation Army, Hezbollah, and Al- Qaeda. Al- Qaeda is best known from being under leadership of Osama Bin Laden. Osama Bin Laden was behind the hijacking of the planes that flew into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and also the attack on the USS Cole.
Many innocent lives were taken on that horrifying day, people lost their mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and friends. It was an emotional time for everyone and till this day it still causes pain to people’s lives that were affected by it. The terrorist’s main objective is to free all Muslim holy places like Medina, Mecca, and Jerusalem from Western influence. Al Qaeda members are considered true believers and strive for Martyrdom, and that they are ready to die. They are trained to be ready to attack and to know that they are going to die.
It is basically committing suicide but killing many other people while doing it. Terrorism is not cheap, government funding oil and other goods are a big part in the Middle East. One of the major ways terrorists make money is the development and exporting of illicit drugs like cocaine and heroin. The Taliban which operates out of Afghanistan was responsible for eighty percent of the world’s production of heroin. The Taliban, the Italian Mafia, and Russian Mafia are constantly in the drug arkets that helps finance terrorists. The good thing is that there has not been a major foreign terrorists attack in the United States since September 11. Although terrorism has become a fact of life we should not stop fighting for our country. We have to try to stop them from forming more attacks and killing thousands of innocent people. Stop them from causing more pain and heartache to our country and to the people who suffer from it. Terrorism is all around the world and it will not stop unless we fight back.