Terrorism Awareness

By: Christopher Breheim and Andy Geis

What is terrorism?

There is no one-word answer as to what terrorism is. Simply put, terrorism has been described variously as both a tactic, and a strategy; a crime and a holy duty. The United States defines terrorism as "the calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological." There are 3 main or key words in this definition: violence, fear, and intimidation. There are many different ideas as to what terrorism actually is, but whatever it is, terrorism is not a good thing.

Some Numbers to Make You Think

1. 13,000 - number of square miles under Islamic State control

2. 1,922 - number of people killed in Iraq in June

3. 30,000-50,000 - number of people estimated to now be fighting with the Islamic State

4. 5 - number of nations which the Islamic State has engaged in direct fighting

5. $3,000,000 - estimated daily revenue of the Islamic State

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Sources and CARRDS

Source 1:

MLA: International Terrorism and Security Research. "Terrorism RESEARCH." Terrorism Research. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Feb. 2016.


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Source 2:

MLA: Prince, Sam. "WATCH: ISIS Releases New ‘No Respite’ Propaganda Video in English." Heavycom. N.p., 24 Nov. 2015. Web. 9 Feb. 2016.

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