Thursday, March 27, 2008

Terrorist or Not

When one thinks of a terrorist...they may think of associated events. However, in some cases other people see those "we" call terrorists "freedom fighters." Depending on your geographic location you may call the leader in charge of a civil or political movement a terrorist or freedom fighter. According to wikipedia, The use of violence for the achievement of political ends is common to state and non-state groups is known as terrorism.

Controversy of the Term:
The application "terrorist" is therefore always deliberately discussed.
Attempts at defining the concept invariably arouse debate because rival definitions may be employed with a view to including the actions of certain parties, and excluding others. Additionally, each party might still subjectively claim a legitimate basis for employing violence in pursuit of their own political cause or aim. (Wikipedia)

In short, there may be legitimate reasons for the rebellion of certain groups of people. Many people are often confused of the reasons for specific actions, however the idea of a "terrorist" is frightening. What one perceives as a terrorist action, another may see opposite depending on the cause and ethic morals.
The two links below give a better insight of terrorism:

1 comment:

Sunchic said...

Interesting information! I never really understood and knew about these international affairs.