Although men were considered the main components of the terrorist groups in the

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terrorists. Although men were considered the main components of the terrorist groups in the older days, terrorist groups nowadays hire women, too ( Hof, pg.32, 2018) . The hired people are always trained and given directions on the operations of the respective group. Generally, all terrorist groups have certain cultural and beliefs that the recruits are expected to adhere to. Those who are recruited are also trained on the physical handling of terrorism activities as a way of preparing them for future missions. In most cases, they are taken through harsh treatments to prepare them for the 'harsh' world of terrorism. In some cases, people may be recruited by force. A good example is when terrorists attack a certain area and kidnap all the people in such an area. In some cases, they kidnap individuals such as kids. Although the mentality of terrorism may be defined as causing destruction, several factors cause terrorists to behave in such a way. One of the most discussed ideas behind the destructive nature of terrorists is political influence. There have been a lot of cases in which political leaders have taken advantage of terrorist groups to eliminate their contestants.
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THE SOCIOLOGY OF TERRORISM 7 Moreover, political leaders also use the terrorists to cause certain harm to ‘fight’ other leaders. As we all know, all over the world, there have been countless cases of assassinations. The cases of assassinations are conducted using terrorist groups. The frequently asked question is how the terrorists are able to notice the performance and differences among political leaders. This question has been given various approaches, but one of the main solutions is that some leaders have links to terrorist groups' heads. Therefore, it can be said that in some cases, the political leaders have participated in encouraging the cases of terrorism ( Pacini, pg.32, 2018) . However, this should not be the case as the role of political leaders is to offer protection to their subjects. Therefore, the main reason that the government does not directly eliminate the terrorist groups is that some people in the government rely on them in some cases. For example, during elections, there are cases of terrorism attacks either to some areas of the country or to some individuals. Although we may not hold the government accountable for the cases of terrorism, it is undeniable that some people in the government have found a way of using the terrorism groups for their advantage. Terrorists have their own distinct ideological or religious perceptions, according to the studies that have been put forth that terrorists perceive the world more different than any other person. Therefore most of their strategies on how to react to government laws are determined by their beliefs. The studies that have been studied so far indicate that terrorists perform their activities based on subjective interpretation of the world. According to cognitive theory, one of the important determinants of a person's behavior is his/her mental activities. Such mental activities can be summarized as perception, reasoning, and memory. Cognition is one of the basic components in psychology as it determined how people see themselves as well as how they
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  • Summer '18
  • Brett Gordon
  • Sociology of Terrorism

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