Terrorism: Political, Psychological and Religious Aspects.
Academics, politicians, security experts and journalists all use a variety of definitions of terrorism. Some definitions focus on the terrorist organizations mode of operation, while others emphasize the motivations and characteristics of individual terrorists.
A United Nations Security Council report described terrorism as any act “ intended no cause death or serious bodily harm to civilians or non-combatants with the purpose of intimidating the population or compelling government or an international organization to do or abstain of doing any act”.
There are however different approaches to terrorism. Some experts see it as being a political activity, other find it religious aspect, the rest claim terrorism being first and foremost a psychological impact.
Thus, the Encyclopedia of Britannica describes terrorism as, "the systematic use of terror or unpredictable violence against governments, publics, or individuals, to attain a political objective. Indeed, something all terrorist attack have in common is their implementation for political purpose. Terrorism is a political tactic that is used by activists to effect change they strive for. The motivation may be to affect a political reform, or overthrow