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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 ***** 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 into two groups: those whose issues are religiously based ***** those ***** issues ***** not ***** on religi*****. Al-qaeda is an example of a group ***** uses religious *****liefs as the basis for ***** actions. The Basque terrorists of Spain would be ***** example of a politically-based organization.

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

*****, political terrorists rarely cross the boundaries ***** the political entities against which *****y fight. So the IRA, a group rel*****ted to religious differences but not *****ing based on what religion 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 ***** ***** some other governments have a neg*****tive effect on religious practice in the areas they see as their domains. Beca***** of this Al-qaeda objects ***** American troops in Saudi Arabia and ***** American economic influence as an affront to their *****. So while the IRA sets off bombs in Great Britain, Al-qaeda has attacked in New York City and in Washington D. C., as well as bombing American embassies in *****. There are no political ***** for religious terrorists.

Using the IRA as an example, discuss ways terrorists groups fin*****ce ***** operations.

The Irish Republican Army, or IRA, has used a variety of ways to fund their operations. In one example *****ecember of last year, both the British and Northern Ireland ***** believe ***** the ***** 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 American dollars (Staff writer, 2005). The ***** government says that the IRA 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, the ***** 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 of this year. This arrest shows ***** ties to businesses for *****ing purposes. The arrested man is a direc*****r for a fin*****ncial company. Items such as computers have also been *****, suggesting ***** the IRA may be using modern tech*****logy to launder money.

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

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