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Politics of International Terrorism 8/27 Class Notes News Roundup: G7 Summit, France offered aid to help fight fires but Brazil rejected offer. Sudan, had dictator who the country and military pushed out and military seized power of gov’t. Prime minister having talks with US about being taken off of the state terrorist list. This will make it legal for other states to do that as well. It allows the US to say, don’t deal with these people or else you’ll be banned from using our banks. Bocko Harram, of Nigeria, kidnapped hundreds of girls for human trafficking. Tried to establish a violent form of Sharia law and do this through strapping young women with IED’s and send them into certain areas. Nigerian gov’t is a democracy and terrible with human rights, they try to kill people they think are Bocco Harram and end up killing many civilians in the process. Al-qaeda spilled over into Mauli (Northern Africa). (2 ethnic groups in Mauli) Gaddafi said he was going to kill protestors like cockroaches and US gov’t put pressure of Libya and Gadaffi was toppled. Robert Bowers, guy who shot up synagogue in Pittsburgh. Prosecution is seeking death penalty. Review of Last Week: Perspective matters in determining what counts as terrorism. Depends a lot on who is doing the terrorism. If terrorism is defined as politically motivated then it’s probably not good. I. Defining Terrorism: Weinberg, Pedahzur, and Hirsch-Hoefler went through and defined what element of terrorism. Most people focus on violence, how it’s political, threats, who the victim is. Fear is not as prominent as you would think.
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