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***** and contrast a secular terrorists and a religious terrorists.

***** can be defined as people who use violence for the purpose of spreading fear rather than for the physical results ***** their actions. They do this to draw attention to things they perceive as wrongs that must be righted by society (Weisbach, 2004). Terrorists could ***** divided in***** two groups: those *****se issues are *****ly based ***** those whose issues ***** not based on religion. Al-qaeda is an example of a group that uses religious beliefs as the basis for ***** actions. The Basque terrorists ***** Spain would be ***** example of a politically-based organization.

Both *****s have similarities. Both groups believe that working within the political system will ***** achieve their goals. ***** do not believe ***** can bring about the changes they want to see happen through such things as electing representatives ***** parliamentary bodies. Instead they use tactics designed to shock people into noticing ***** *****.

*****, political terrorists rarely cross the boundaries ***** the political entities against which *****y fight. So the IRA, a group related to religious differences but not *****ing b*****ed on what religion they think people should practice, commit acts of terror in Northern Ireland and England, ***** not ***** Africa or Asia. By *****, ***** sees its ***** message as important to the entire world, and believes that the ***** ***** some other governments have a negative effect on religious practice in the areas they see as their domains. Beca***** of ***** Al-qaeda objects ***** American troops in Saudi Arabia and ********** American economic influence as an affront to their religion. So while the IRA sets off bombs in Great Britain, Al-qaeda h***** attacked in New York City and in Wash*****gton D. C., as well ***** bombing American embassies in *****. There are no political ***** ***** religious *****.

Us*****g ***** IRA as an example, discuss ways terrorists groups finance ***** operations.

The Irish Republican Army, or *****, has used a variety of ways to fund their operations. In one example December of last year, both the British and Northern Ireland governments believe ***** the IRA was behind a bank robbery described as "spectacular" in the media (Staff writer, 2005). In this ***** robbery, thirty-eight Euros were stolen. That's nearly $50 million in ***** dollars (Staff writer, 2005). The ***** government says that the ***** made multiple attempts to launder the m*****y using Mafia-like approaches, ***** as filtering the money through legitimate businesses. In the huge manhunt that followed the bank robbery, ***** Irish police seized over 3.5 ***** Euros, including the equivalent of 2.3 million pounds, all in cash, found with one businessman in Cork, Ireland, in February ***** this year. This arrest shows the ties to businesses for *****ing purposes. The *****ed man is a direc*****r ***** a fin*****ncial company. Items such as computers have also been seized, suggesting ***** the IRA may be using modern technology to launder *****.

***** other cases, the IRA has *****en shown


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