A Brief History of Terrorism- 2000 years
o Not newhas been used for centuries to affect political, social, economic
and political change
o The word terror came from a Sanskrit word meaning reign of terror
Religious Roots- Fir
The Ideology of Terrorism
o What motivates someone to become a terrorist?
o What objectives?
o What influences people to sympathize?
o Ideologyset of beliefs
o Religious cults
o Anarchist (L
Terrorist Training , Tactics, and Methods
Old School Terrorism
o Violence to bring attention to cause, but there were taboos. Women,
children , and would give warnedkill 1, frighten 1000
o Level of violence escalates, violence is the g
Terrorism: What is it?
o Violence vs. a particular group of people. Property damage
o Looking for a specific reaction
o Political or religious reasons social
o Non military/non combatant
Against innocent civiliansthey are supporting the gov
Terrorism and the Media
o What is the relationship between the mass media and terrorism?
o What is propaganda? How is it used?
o What does the government expect from the media
o What does the terrorist want form the press?
o What are the
State Sponsored Terrorism
External/international terrorism- practiced by one state against the citizens of
o Ideological support- political or religious sympathy and support comes
from the sponsoring state (Irans support of Ha
Identification, Behavior, and Profiling
What Does a Terrorist Look Like?
o FBI Ten most Wanted List
Olive complexion, middle-eastern. Even if this is profiling, there is
definitely commonalities and similarities
o Not all Middle Eas
Countering Terrorism in the 21st Century
o Western civilizations pride themselves in being nations governed by
democratic principles and the rule of law.
o Democracies are particularly susceptible to terrorism
o Democracies canno
Al Qaeda Introduction
o The international front for Jihad against the Jews and Crusaders, or more
commonly known as- Al Qaedaloosely translates to The Base
o Declared a terrorist organized by the US, European Union, and the UN
Understanding the Rise of Radical Islamic Fundamentalism
Major World Religions
o Christianity- 1.9 Billion
o Islam- 1.3 Billion*
The fastest growing religion in the world
o Hinduism- 781 Million
o Buddhism- 324 Million
o Sikhism- 19 Million
o Judaism- 14