by Elise Wunder
As you may know terrorism is an awful use of violence to show some kind of emotion or anger. What you may not already know, is that terrorism is actually the unauthorized use of violence in the pursuit of political aims. Terrorism is usually provoked violence in the public about religion, beliefs, and so on. Sometimes people even confuse terrorist attacks for criminal behaviour. We know that the Boston bombing and the Nine Eleven attacks were terrorism. Criminal acts such as robbing a jewelry store or a bank and getting caught by police are not considered terrorism. If the police didn’t know better they could mistake this criminal act as terrorism.
The Toll Of Terrorism
The toll of terrorism is an horrid thing, terrorism is already awful enough. So why does this toll have to come? Terrorism always has a toll on the people or country after the attack. The toll of terrorism leaves broken families. The toll of terrorism leaves injured people. The toll of terrorism leaves people afraid to live there everyday lives. It tears people and societies further and further apart. That’s why the toll of terrorism is so alarming!
The Boston Bombing
In Boston, April 15, 2013 was suppose to be a big day, the Boston marathon was happening. It turned out it was a big day but not the good kind. At 2:49 pm, two pressure cooker bombs exploded just as the first person crossed the finish line. This shocking attack killed three people and injured two hundred and forty nine others. On April 18 two suspects were found, one kiled and the other put into jail. This event hopefully will never be repeated!