U.S. specifically, or is it equally prevalent in the international
terrorism scenario? What other groups do they target, if any? What
are the political or social goals of this terrorist group?
- What do
classify the group into—Exotic Terrorism, Religious Terrorism,
International Terrorism, Gender-selective Terrorism, Criminal
Dissident Terrorism, or a combination of various types of terrorism?
How? Explain your reasoning and provide examples to support your
according to you, is Al
for achieving the goals and mission of its group? What, according to
you, are the tactics that Al
to attain their goals and mission? How can the weapons or tools used
classified in the international terrorism scenario?
a culture of denial exists on the left about the problem of Islamic terrorism. This takes four key forms: mystiﬁcation (the failure or refusal to acknowledge its true character); displacement (the transformation of the perpetrators into avengers and the victims into wrong-doers); evasion (the reluctance or unwillingness to recognize its signiﬁcance);and minimization (the unwillingness to recognize the scope of the problem)(Cottee, 2005, p.119).
justified? Do you agree that Al
are religious activities, or are they terrorist activities? Do their
goals justify violent behavior? Why do you think so?
Jones, D. T. (2014). Al qaeda's grand strategy. American Diplomacy, 1-2. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1511438682?accountid=87314
Lewis, B. (2003). The crisis of Islam: Holy war and unholy terror. New York, New York. Random House Trade Paperbacks
Speaking strictly on terms relating to Islam, every prediction and assumption this Administration has made has been wrong, to be generous in description:
The Arab Spring resulted in Arab dictatorships being replaced with Islamic dictatorships ( and immediately replaced back by a military dictatorship in the case of Egypt).
Whatever was going on with Benghazi (and which we will probably never find out), the administration chose to go fundraising as opposed to responding to an hours long attack on the compound.
The terrorist attack on Fort Hood was labeled as "workplace violence".
ISIS was aided in Syria while attacking Iraqi positions; there are now American "boots on the ground" again, despite the claim that wouldn't be necessary.
The administration traded five known terrorists for a soldier that the Army reported as a deserter in 2010. One of these terrorists is already back to work. CNN reports "This is the first known suggestion that any of the detainees involved in the exchange may be trying to engage again in militant activity. It comes at a politically sensitive time as the administration has quickened the pace of prisoner release"
I don't think you can pin the blame solely on Obama. He is a symptom of the political problems of this country, not it's cause. And I don't really see the Republicans using the tools legally available to them to counter his actions, so they are part of the problem as well.
I did think the perspective that the goal of weakening the US to prevent us from supporting popular revolts against Islamist tyrannies made sense.