Friday, December 20, 2019

Terrorism Must Be Outlawed By All Civilized Nations

Kenzie Elliott Mr.Dunnaway EII- 3rd Hour 22 January 2016 Terrorism According to Elie Wiesel, Terrorism must be outlawed by all civilized nations - not explained or rationalized, but fought and eradicated. Nothing can, nothing will justify the murder of innocent people and helpless children. Terrorism has been a major concern for many people in all regions. Terrorism is often misinterpreted and for this reason it s key to understand the causes of terrorism, methods used, stereotyping, affected persons, and worldwide solutions. Being able to understand why terrorism has become one of the world s biggest problems is very important. The first issue that must be addressed is actually very simple; what exactly is defined as terrorism? In†¦show more content†¦Terrorism is used to prove their points by using a form of destruction, but has terrorism always been a big issue? Even in the past terrorism has been used in an attempt to gain control and power. The first few acts of terrorism were first recorded in the 14th century! The purposes early terrorism was used for mostly was based on religious purposes as well as a way to resist occupation. Because of the religious based purposes, the terrorism was seen as a religious act. One of the first groups of terrorists were known as the Zealots of Judea. Because the Zealots saw this as a religious act, they started to assassinate anyone that believed were unfaithful to the dictates of Judaism while living as a Roman subject (Terrorism). They realized how much attention it was getting them and their religious points across, but eventually they went even farther by committing mass suicide at the fortification of Masada (Terrorism). Terrorism continued as the decades went by, but in the 20th century it became a method that was used more frequently when in religious and war-like situations (Garrison). One of th e biggest cases of terrorism was the Holocaust. The Holocaust was an act of terrorism that left thousands of people scarred and dead. I would consider it an act of terrorism because one group of people punished another for not being alike and having the same views. Because of their differences, Jewish people

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