Compare and Contrast Criminal Terrorism

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Compare and Contrast Crime and Terrorism|
Gina Vetrone|
Axia College|

The following is a brief explanation of the motivation of the Islamic Jihad Group. Included is a response to how the knowledge of the Islamic Jihad Group’s motivation might assist in planning counter terrorist strategy. Included are explanations as to how the motivations of terrorists differ from the motivations of other violent criminals and how cultural, socioeconomic, or political factors could lead a person to become a terrorist or criminal. According to Jihad ideology, the human race is separated by those who are Muslim and those who have hot embraced a faith in Allah. Those who have not embraced this faith are subject to a genocidal type war by the Islamic Jihad Group. Jihad ideology is based upon an inequality between Muslims and non-Muslims. Those practicing Jihad believe that non-Muslims are below them, almost like animals. The Jihad attitude towards non-Muslim cultures is fueled by hatred and has devastated many non-Muslim cultures over time. This attitude stems beyond those who are considered radicals as well. In 1968, the Islamic Jihad Group was confirmed in the Fourth Conference of the Academy of Research. (Ye’or, ND) According to the Islamic Review, the Jihads view non-Muslims in two different components. One is based on their ideology and the other based on military style methods. These methods are used to force others into the Jihad way of thinking and punish those who will not conform. Non-Muslims who are willing to conform to Jihad ideology are subject to humiliation and admission of inferiority. Non-Muslims are considered “infidels” by the Islamic Jihad Group. If non-Muslims do not conform to the Jihad ideology, they are forced into a treaty to gain protection from being killed, lasting no longer than 10 years. (Ye’or, ND) Infidels have no rights and women and children are considered disposable. After a ransom is paid, non-Muslims...
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