- Are hate
crimes acts of terrorism? Why or why not? Provide examples to
support your response.
important is extremism in defining terrorism? Why? What are the
characteristics of extremists that make it easy for them to resemble
- How is
the definition of terrorism in the United States different from
terrorism in other parts of the world? Why is this so?
terrorism ever be justified? Why or why not? What do you perceive as
the problems with arriving at a universal definition of terrorism?
These kind of relationships become tangled rapidly. The US has been accused of funding ISIS...before having to bomb ISIS; "You cannot fight ISIS in Iraq, yet support it in Syria" (MEMRI, 2014). Our supply of aid to Afghani rebels fighting the Soviet invasion was redirected by the ISI (Pakistan's intelligence service and heavily influenced by Islamists) to the Taliban.
The Middle East Media Research Institute. (2014, June 10). Iraqi politician Ayad Jamal Al-Din: Al-Maliki should be tried for high treason following ISIS capture of Mosul. Retrieved January 15, 2015 from http://www.memritv.org/clip_transcript/en/4301.htm
The Tree of Liberty: A Documentary History of Rebellion and Political Crime in America edited by Kittrie and Wedlock, and published by the John Hopkins University Press (1986)