Who Are the Terrorists? (The Roots of Terrorism) by Dipak K. Gupta

By Dipak K. Gupta

The September eleven, 2001 terrorist assaults at the usa introduced the problem of terrorism to the leading edge of yank awareness and controversy. to figure out tips on how to hinder extra destruction, it's important to appreciate the shadowy phenomenon that explanations it. who're the terrorists? What are their reasons? What are the roots of this way of violence, and should it come to an finish? What precisely is terrorism?

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In this capacity he directed Etzel’s operations against the British, and the Palestine Government offered a reward of £ 10,000 for information leading to his arrest, but he evaded capture by living in disguise in Tel Aviv. In 1947, he met in secret with several members of the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine as well as the foreign press, to explain the outlook of his movement. After the establishment of the State of Israel, he founded the Herut Movement, together with his colleagues, and headed the party’s list of candidates for the Knesset.

Being robbed of the champions of left-wing radicalism, many of these terrorist groups found it impossible to carry on. However, as I mentioned before, old ideas do not totally disappear unless the conditions that gave rise to such ideas go through radical changes—today, the leftist ideology is staging a comeback in parts of India and in the neighboring mountain nation of Nepal. Professor Rapoport argues that we are currently in the fourth wave of global terrorism, which started in the early 1990s.

For example, the Catholic minority in Northern Ireland, the Hindu minority in Buddhist Sri Lanka, or the Sikh minority in Hindu India are cases where religion and nationalist aspirations are closely intertwined. However, the central force of the fourth wave is different; today’s fundamentalist movements aim not only at replacing the current governments but also at transforming their nations into the group’s own image of religious purity. Few countries in the world are free of these kinds of religious extremist movements.

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