Terrorism is, in the broadest sense, the use of intentional violence for political or religious purposes. It is used in this regard primarily to refer to violence during peacetime or in the context of war against non-combatants (mostly civilians and neutral military personnel).
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The history of terrorism is a history of well-known and historically significant individuals, entities, and incidents associated, whether rightly or wrongly, with terrorism. Scholars agree that terrorism is a disputed term, and very few of those labeled terrorists describe themselves as such. It is common for opponents in a violent conflict to ...
In the United States a common definition of terrorism is the systematic or threatened use of violence in order to create a general climate of fear to intimidate a population or government and thereby effect political, religious, or ideological change.
Terrorism is the use of fear and acts of violence in order to intimidate societies, governments or against an ideology.Many different types of social or political organizations might use terrorism to try to achieve their goals.
Counter-terrorism (also spelled counterterrorism), also known as anti-terrorism, incorporates the practice, military tactics, techniques, and strategy that government, military, law enforcement, business, and intelligence agencies use to combat or prevent terrorism.
The current wave of terrorism peaked during 2009. Since then it has declined as result of selective military operations conducted by the Pakistan Army. According to South Asian Terrorism Portal Index (SATP), terrorism in Pakistan has declined by 89% in 2017 since its peak years in 2009.
There is a long history of terrorism in Europe.This has often been linked to nationalist and separatist movements (separating countries), while other acts have been related to politics (including anarchism, far-right and far-left extremism), religious extremism, or organized crime.DateCountry/RegionIncidentCasualties19 Feb 202011 killed (inc. 1 perp.) , 6 injured17–18 Aug 201724 killed (inc. 8 perps.) , 152 injured3 Jun 201711 killed (inc. 3 perp.) , 48 injured22 May 201723 killed (inc. 1 perp.) , 250 injured
Right-wing terrorism or far-right terrorism terrorism that is motivated by a variety of different right-wing and far-right ideologies, most prominently by neo-Nazism, neo-fascism, ecofascism, white nationalism, white separatism, ethnonationalism, religious nationalism, and anti-government patriot/sovereign citizen beliefs and occasionally by anti-abortion and tax resistance.
Terrorism, the calculated use of violence to create a general climate of fear in a population and thereby to bring about a particular political objective. Definitions of terrorism are complex and controversial; because of the inherent ferocity of terrorism, the term in its popular usage has developed an intense stigma.