My Terrorism Paper - Emily McBiles ERM548 Terrorism Paper...

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Emily McBiles ERM548 Terrorism Paper Nathan defines terrorist acts as including the following features: They are acts of serious, deliberate violence or destruction. Groups generally commit them as part of a campaign to promote a political or social agenda. They generally target limited numbers of people but aim to influence a larger group and/or leaders who make decisions for the group. They either kill or injure innocent people or pose a serious threat of such harms to them. He believes terrorism is immoral because it kills and injures innocent people. The principle of double effect says that actions should be evaluated by their intended goals, instead of their actual consequences. Nathanson reveals the flaws in this principle by using the following scenario. What if the September 11 attackers had only intended to destroy the world trade centers and the pentagon and didn’t intend to kill anyone? Obviously they would know that thousands of people would die during the attack. Furthermore, what if the attackers later claimed that nobody was intentionally
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