Topics: Terrorism, 7 July 2005 London bombings, September 11 attacks Pages: 10 (3065 words) Published: May 31, 2013
Универзитет „Св. Кирил и Методиј“ – Скопје Филолошки факултет “Блаже Конески”

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Британска култура и цивилизација на тема:

Британија и борбата против тероризмот

Ментор: Изработил:

Дејан Тасевски индекс

Декември 2012

University „St. Cyril and Methodius” - Skopje Faculty of Philology “Blaze Koneski”

Essay for the subject
British culture and civilization

Britain and the war against terrorism

Ментор: Изработил:

Дејан Тасевски индекс


1.War on terror5
1.1.Prevention of Terrorism Act 19746
1.2.The Terrorism Act 20008
1.2.1.Definition on terrorism9
2.September 11 - Attacks occur in New York and Washington D.C10
3.The London 7/7 Bomb Attack 10
4.The Counter-terrorism strategy11


The history of mankind is replete with tales of horror of some power-wielding humans going mad, while others have been the victims of their unimaginable brutalities. The perpetrators have ranged from individuals to armed groups to states. The systematic use of terror as a means to attain political objectives exists all over the world. The attention we give to terrorism often seems disproportionate to its real importance. Terrorism incidents make superb copy for journalists, but kill and maim fewer people than road accidents. Nor is terrorism politically effective. Empires rise and fall according to the real determinants of politics – namely overwhelming force or strong popular support – not according to the bit of mayhem and pandemonium caused by isolated fanatics whom one would take seriously enough to vote for it. Indeed, the very variety of incidents that might be described as Terrorism has been such as to lead critics to suggest that no single subject for investigation exists at all. Might we not regard terrorism as a king of minor blotch on the skin of an industrial civilization whose very heart is filled with violent dreams and aspirations. Who would call in the dermatologist when the heart itself is sick? But popular opinion takes Terrorism very seriously indeed and popular opinion is probably right. For the significance of Terrorism lies not only in the grotesque nastiness of terrorist outrages but also in the moral claims they imply. Terrorism is the most dramatic exemplification of the moral fault of blind willfulness. Terrorism is a solipsistic denial of the obligation of self-control we all must recognize when we lived in civilized communities. Certainly the sovereign high road to misunderstanding Terrorism is the pseudo-scientific project of attempting to discover its causes. Terrorists themselves talk of the frustrations, which have supposedly necessitated their actions, but to transform these facile justifications into scientific hypothesis is to succumb to the terrorists’ own fantasies. To kill and main people is a choice people make, and glib invocations of necessity are baseless. Other people living in the same situation see no such necessity at all.

1. War on terror

The War on Terror (also known as the Global War on Terror and War on Terrorism) is a term commonly applied to an international military campaign begun in 2001 by the United States and the United Kingdom, with support from other countries. The campaign's official purpose was to eliminate al-Qaeda and other militant organizations. The phrase 'War on Terror' was first used by US President George W. Bush on 20 September 2001. The Bush administration and the Western media have since used the term to denote a global military, political, legal and ideological struggle—targeting both organizations designated as terrorist and regimes accused of supporting them. It was...
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