Role Of Youth To Combat terrorism & Regionalism
December 11, 2008
Since September 11, 2001 many Americans, along with others around the world, have been preoccupied with the why of what happened. We wonder how humans could kill themselves and innocent people, believing they are doing this in the name of God. But terrorism is not new and exists everywhere. Terrorists have come from religious fundamentalist organizations, social protest groups, and radical political movements, both of the left and the right. Although many of the terrorists have been poor and uneducated, others have come from affluent, privileged circumstances. The fact that nearly all are late adolescents or young adults (or started their terrorist careers during this phase of their lives) raises the question as to whether there is any realtion between these two seemingly disconnected entities.Well,it seems there exists a relationship!
There exists something about youth that makes the lure of an ideology that promises a perfect society, together with the prospect of the violent overthrow of the existing world order, simply irresistible.
But,precisely what constitutes Terrorism.The standard definition of Terrorism states that-
“Terrorism is the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.”
Terrorism is the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion.There is no internationally agreed definition of terrorism.Most common definitions of terrorism include only those acts which are intended to create fear (terror), are perpetrated for an ideological goal (as opposed to a lone attack), and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants.Ideally,terrorism can be defined as the feeling of resentment rather than as a phenomenon.
This,as explained most intelligibly by Senator John Kerry could be stated as...
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