Domestic Terrorism

How is domestic terrorism affecting America?

Backround

  • terrorism is a tactic practiced by actors from a wide array of ethnic and religious backgrounds
  • (FBI) defines domestic terrorism as “the unlawful use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual
  • terrorism is a tactic practiced by actors from a wide array of ethnic and religious backgrounds
  • domestic terrorism remains a persistent threat in the United States and originates from distinct ideological streams.
  • Ex: Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, in which brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev set off two bombs that killed three people and injured nearly three hundred others.

Causes

  • FBI agents are tracing terrorism back to religious beliefs and extremist ideologies
  • Individuals planning an attack—no matter what their motivation or ideology—follow a discernable cycle
  • the current election-year rhetoric will further inflame political passions.
  • individuals who are inspired by what they see on social media and feel a connection to an ideological cause, but operate independently from any terrorist organization
  • Ex: individuals who are inspired by what they see on social media and feel a connection to an ideological cause, but operate independently from any terrorist organization, that's not what our capability was designed to pick up on."

Effects

  • The Army beefed up security at many bases after a 2009 Ford Hood attack.
  • Terrorism attacks are making the goverment rise up to security measures
  • U.S. society continue to radicalize some to the point that they are willing to take violent action in accordance with those ideologies
  • Jihadists such as Abu Musab al-Suri first began to promote leaderless resistance only after the U.S. response to the 9/11 attacks
  • Ex: April 19, 1995, a large truck bomb built by antigovernment extremists Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols detonated outside the Alfred P. Murrah [Federal] Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. Five days later, on April 25, timber lobbyist Gilbert Murray became the third fatality and final victim of Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski's long neo-Luddite [one who is opposed to modern technology] bombing campaign.

Final Thoughts On EQ

Domestic Terrorism is really growing everywhere and needs to be stopped as soon as possible. Domestic Terrorism really is affecting America. Its not the same here anymore America used to be the country where you weren't scared to go downtown in the cities or have a fear you might be killed by a bomb. Its affecting America by causing daily killings every month and fear to U.S. civilians.Its causing longer lines at airports and largely populated public areas because security checkpoints. Also Like the World Trade center it caused a fault in economy.

Sources

  • "Domestic Terrorism." Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection. Detroit: Gale, 2015. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 9 Dec. 2015.
  • Johnson, Daryl. "The Threat of Domestic Terrorism Is Often Overlooked." Domestic Terrorism. Ed. Margaret Haerens. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2015. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Hate Crimes & the Threat of Domestic Extremism." United States Department of Justice (19 Sept. 2012). Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.
  • Jonsson, Patrik. "Controversy over officer in Chattanooga shooting: Should Pentagon change policy?"Christian Science Monitor 4 Aug. 2015. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 11 Dec. 2015.
  • Stewart, Scott. "Domestic Terrorism Is a Persistent Threat in the United States." Domestic Terrorism. Ed. Margaret Haerens. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2015. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Domestic Terrorism: A Persistent Threat in the United States." Stratfor Global Intelligence (23 Aug. 2012). Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 9 Dec. 2015.

  • Stewart, Scott. "The Threat of the Lone-Wolf Terrorist Is Exaggerated." Domestic Terrorism. Ed. Margaret Haerens. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2015. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Cutting Through the Lone-Wolf Hype." Stratfor Global Intelligence (22 Sept. 2011). Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 9 Dec. 2015.