Essay - Terrorism Compare and Contrast a Secular Terrorists and a Religious...

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

Both ***** have similarities. Both *****s believe that working within the political system will ***** achieve ********** goals. They 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 *****icing their issues.

However, political terrorists rarely cross the boundaries ***** the political entities against which *****y fight. So the IRA, a group related to religious differences but not fighting based on what religi***** they 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 ***** of some other governments ***** a negative effect on religious practice in the are***** they see as ***** doma*****s. Because of this Al-qaeda objects to American troops in Saudi Arabia and ***** ***** 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 Africa. There ***** no political boundaries ***** religious terrorists.

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

The Irish Republican Army, or *****, has used a variety of ways to fund their *****. In one example December of last year, both the British and Northern Ireland governments believe that the IRA was behind a bank robbery described as "spectacular" in the media (Staff writer, 2005). In ***** bank robbery, thirty-eight Euros were stolen. That's nearly $50 million in ***** dollars (Staff writer, *****). The ***** government says ***** the ***** made multiple attempts to launder the money using Mafia-like approaches, such as filtering the ***** through legitimate businesses. In the huge manhunt that followed the bank robbery, ***** Irish police seized over 3.5 million *****, 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 ***** ties to businesses for *****ing purposes. The arrested man is a director for a fin*****ncial company. Items ***** as computers have also been seized, suggesting that the IRA may be using modern tech*****logy to launder money.

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


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