Introduction to Terrorism

Terrorism Terrorism can be referred as the path of violence adapted by the unsatisfied persons in order to achieve one aim or the other. It generallyinvolves killing of innocent persons for achieving political objectives. It is a way to destroy peace and order in society. There are five types of terrorism namely state terrorism, religious terrorism, and criminal terrorism as well as political and oppositional terrorism. It is an act of violence which is been supported by political parties but is not a governmental act. In other words, terrorism can be defined as the negative use of power to gain political aim or leadership. Terrorists commit crime and spread fear because of many reasons. It can be because of their weakness to fight for justice with peace and show. Terrorists want to show power and its effects to the other concerned parties. This might be the reason for the leaders to get involved into the path of terrorism but small workers opt for it because they have no other ways to go. The simple workers do not have education, job or any other means to survive peacefully. Many of the persons also are compelled to choose the profession forcefully.
According to Ahmad, terrorism is an act of anger of being lonely, helpless and neglected. It is also cause of betrayal from one’s own or supporting country. According to him, same happened when the United States betrayed Bin Laden. Ahmad recommended United States should not have double standards as he thought the United States to support the state terrors sponsored by Pakistan or Israel but is only opposed when it comes to Afghanistan as they are the victim then.
The recommendations by Ahmad are discussed below:
There should be proper understanding of the responsibilities of a super power and the United States should not to be bias.
The country should avoid covert operation because this is increasing ground for terrorism and drugs.
The root cause of the problem should be dealt with and not the effect.
Punishing terrorist family members who are innocent is not a solution but it’s an ignition for more ferocious terrorism and therefore, those issues should be dealt accordingly.
The leading countries should initiate measures to reinforce and strengthen the international law and support all those countries that are fighting against terrorism.
Considering the features of the transnational terrorism of today, it can be well said that American Revolution was an also act of terrorism. In the eighteenth century, the Americans did many of the things that were similar to the acts of present day terrorists in order to get rid of the colonial powers. Still, one should remember the great cause behind the revolution.
Just war can be referred as getting into war to win the battle without any consideration of human life and their rights. On the other hand, right to revolution is giving time to adapt the changing environment, understanding core of problem and providing solutions to bring revolutionary change in human so that they can understand the effect of violence and its result. Right to revolution bestows upon providing a chance to change.
Hezbollah is a Lebanon based self – proclaimed Islamic revolutionary organization. It was formed to tackle the Israeli invasion and the organization aims to reduce American and other imperial powers from Lebanon and Middle – East. The organization is presently emphasizing more into social causes like that of public services. It is up to establishing legal reforms in Lebanon to eradicate inequities in political system, encourage personal freedom and opportunities with security The changing role of Hezbollah has depicted that the so-called terrorist organizations of today are taking up social causes so that they have the support of the general public (Norton, 2007).
Norton, A. R., (2007). The Role of Hezbollah in Lebanese Domestic Politics. Boston College. Retrieved Online on June 29, 2010 form
Ahmad, E., (2002). Straight Talk on Terrorism. Research Library.
Keeley, R., (2001). Trying to Define Terrorism. ProQuest.