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

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

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

However, political terrorists rarely cross the boundaries of the political entities against which they fight. So the IRA, a group related to religious differences but not ********** based on what religi***** *****y think people should practice, commit acts of terror in Northern Ireland and England, ***** not in Africa or Asia. By *****, ***** sees its ***** message as important to the entire world, and believes that the actions of some other governments ***** a neg*****tive effect on ********** practice in the are***** they see as their doma*****s. Because of ***** Al-qaeda objects to American troops in Saudi Arabia ***** ***** ***** 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 as bombing American emb*****sies in *****. There ***** no political ***** ***** religious *****.

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

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

In other cases, the IRA has been shown


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