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  Towards a Definition of Terrorism
There is a terrorism which threatens security, honour, property and the like; there is a cultural terrorism which tears human identity apart, and leads to the abyss of perdition and aimlessness; there is an information terrorism which deprives man of his freedom to breathe in an unpolluted atmosphere.
Official terrorism - which is the more dangerous - consists of all acts that are supported by an internationally recognized quarter or State, whether by the army of that State or individual elements or in the form of an operation for the benefit of the said quarter.
It is indeed comical that the United States of America, which is the mother of international terrorism, and the author of all the circumstances of oppression and subjection of peoples, by strengthening dictatorial regimes and supporting occupation of territories and savage attacks on civilian areas, etc. should seek to convene symposia on combating "terrorism", i.e.
www.al-islam.org /al-tawhid/definition-terrorism.htm   (2503 words)

  
 terrorismfiles.org : Definition of terrorism
terrorism: "...the systematic use of terror or unpredictable violence against governments, publics, or individuals to attain a political objective.
Terrorism is defined in the U.S. by the Code of Federal Regulations as: "..the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives." (28 C.F.R. Section 0.85)
These acts appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, or affect the conduct of a government by assassination or kidnapping.
www.terrorismfiles.org /encyclopaedia/terrorism.html   (275 words)

  
 Differences between Terrorism and Insurgency
Although there are places where terrorism, guerilla warfare, and criminal behavior all overlap, groups that are exclusively terrorist, or subordinate "wings" of insurgencies formed to specifically employ terror tactics, demonstrate clear differences in their objectives and operations.
Disagreement on the costs of using terror tactics, or whether terror operations are to be given primacy within the insurgency campaign, have frequently led to the "urban guerilla" or terrorist wings of an insurgency splintering off to pursue the revolutionary goal by their own methods.
Terrorism relies on public impact, and is therefore conscious of the advantage of avoiding the negative connotations of the term "terrorists" in identifying themselves.
www.terrorism-research.com /insurgency   (847 words)

  
  Terrorism Definitions
Terrorism is the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.
Terrorism is the unlawful use or threat of violence against persons or property to further political or social objectives.
Terrorism is the premeditated, deliberate, systematic murder, mayhem, and threatening of the innocent to create fear and intimidation in order to gain a political or tactical advantage, usually to influence an audience.
www.angelfire.com /ca7/Security/Terrordef.html   (1000 words)

  
 Understanding Terrorism - Definition of Terrorism
International terrorism is terrorism conducted with the support of a foreign government or organization and / or directed against foreign nationals, institutions or governments.
However this, and any of the other acts covered by the definition would also need to be (a) designed to influence the government or to intimidate the public or a section of the public, AND (b) be done for the purpose of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause.
Terrorism is an anxiety-inspiring method of repeated violent action, employed by (semi-) clandestine individual, group or state actors, for idiosyncratic, criminal or political reasons, whereby — in contrast to assassination —; the direct targets of violence are not the main targets.
www.globalterrorism101.com /UTDefinition.html   (1055 words)

  
 Splendid Sun » Definition of Terrorism
For the purposes of this study, terrorism is defined as the threat or use of violence on non-combatant populations or property with the express goal of creating or exploiting fear in a larger audience for political or ideological reasons.
Terrorism is the use or threat of violence on non-combatant populations to create and exploit fear in a larger population for political or ideological reasons.
A third definition of terrorism is Easton’s: “the authoritative allocations of values within a society.” Terrorists may be engaged in the struggle to control the social, cultural or religious values of a population.
www.splendidsun.com /wp/definition-of-terrorism   (4295 words)

  
 Definition of Terrorism
Because, without clear understanding of "terrorism", "War on Terror" will fail to achieve its stated purpose, and will come to be seen by the future generations as an orgy of destruction, cruelty and slaughter, motivated by vanity, ignorance, prejudice and greed, as the Crusades of the past.
Terrorism is destruction of people or property by people not acting on behalf of an established government for the purpose of redressing a real or imaginary injustice attributed to an established government and aimed directly or indirectly at an established government.
While these approaches to the definition of terrorism might be suitable for their intended purpose, they are not suitable for the purpose of understanding the phenomenon.
www.truth-and-justice.info /defterror.html   (2288 words)

  
 Towards a Definition of Terrorism
There is a terrorism which threatens security, honour, property and the like; there is a cultural terrorism which tears human identity apart, and leads to the abyss of perdition and aimlessness; there is an information terrorism which deprives man of his freedom to breathe in an unpolluted atmosphere.
Official terrorism - which is the more dangerous - consists of all acts that are supported by an internationally recognized quarter or State, whether by the army of that State or individual elements or in the form of an operation for the benefit of the said quarter.
It is indeed comical that the United States of America, which is the mother of international terrorism, and the author of all the circumstances of oppression and subjection of peoples, by strengthening dictatorial regimes and supporting occupation of territories and savage attacks on civilian areas, etc. should seek to convene symposia on combating "terrorism", i.e.
al-islam.org /al-tawhid/definition-terrorism.htm   (2503 words)

  
 The definition of terrorism | World dispatch | Guardian Unlimited
Using the definition preferred by the state department, terrorism is: "Premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant* targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience." (The asterisk is important, as we shall see later.)
Interestingly, the American definition of terrorism is a reversal of the word's original meaning, given in the Oxford English Dictionary as "government by intimidation".
The first recorded use of "terrorism" and "terrorist" was in 1795, relating to the Reign of Terror instituted by the French government.
www.guardian.co.uk /elsewhere/journalist/story/0,7792,487098,00.html   (1235 words)

  
 UNODC - Terrorism Definitions
If terrorism is defined strictly in terms of attacks on non-military targets, a number of attacks on military installations and soldiers' residences could not be included in the statistics.
In order to cut through the Gordian definitional knot, terrorism expert A. Schmid suggested in 1992 in a report for the then UN Crime Branch that it might be a good idea to take the existing consensus on what constitutes a "war crime" as a point of departure.
"Terrorism is an anxiety-inspiring method of repeated violent action, employed by (semi-) clandestine individual, group or state actors, for idiosyncratic, criminal or political reasons, whereby - in contrast to assassination - the direct targets of violence are not the main targets.
www.unodc.org /unodc/terrorism_definitions.html   (504 words)

  
 Terrorism
Terrorism is the use of force or the threat of force by an individual, group, or nation-state against a civilian population to achieve a political end.
Terrorism is an anxiety-inspiring method of repeated violent action, employed by (semi-) clandestine individual, group or state actors, for idiosyncratic, criminal or political reasons, whereby—in contrast to assassination—the direct targets of violence are not the main targets.
Terrorism is the calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological.
animalliberationfront.com /ALFront/Defining_Terrorism.htm   (4807 words)

  
 Definition of International Terrorism
Terrorism is a method of combat in which random or symbolic victims serve as an instrumental target of violence.
Some commentators are of the view that "terrorism", by definition, is what an interested party thinks it is. In other words, what terrorism is, or is not, very often depends on whether one is a victim, or a perpetrator, of the crime of terrorism.
Partly because international terrorism is not defined, and partly because there are no legal ways to respond to violent terrorist attacks, victim states often find themselves in breach of international law itself under the pretence of self-defence, by resorting to methods sometimes similar to the ones it denounces.
pricegraphicarts.tripod.com /WorldWideTerrorism/id2.htm   (6903 words)

  
 Definition of International Terrorism
Terrorism is a method of combat in which random or symbolic victims serve as an instrumental target of violence.
Some commentators are of the view that "terrorism", by definition, is what an interested party thinks it is. In other words, what terrorism is, or is not, very often depends on whether one is a victim, or a perpetrator, of the crime of terrorism.
Partly because international terrorism is not defined, and partly because there are no legal ways to respond to violent terrorist attacks, victim states often find themselves in breach of international law itself under the pretence of self-defence, by resorting to methods sometimes similar to the ones it denounces.
members.tripod.com /pricegraphicarts/WorldWideTerrorism/id2.htm   (6903 words)

  
 criminal justice online articles
The third key component of the definition of terrorism is the intention to intimidate or coerce a civilian population
The definition of terrorism could be stated as a crime motivated by political, social or religious beliefs that is designed to cause widespread fear.
Implicit in this definition is that the victims are non-combatants and the perpetrators are criminals.
www.hitechcj.com /id199.html   (1289 words)

  
 The Definition of Terrorism
Terrorism is defined by Title 22 of the U.S. Code as politically motivated violence perpetrated in a clandestine manner against noncombatants.
Experts on terrorism also include another aspect in the definition: the act is committed in order to create a fearful state of mind in an audi-ence different from the victims.
Whether or not an act is considered terrorism also depends on whether a legal, moral, or behavioral perspective is used to interpret the act.
www.asap-spssi.org /abstracts/ruby2.htm   (162 words)

  
 Terrorism Definition
Currently, the term "terrorism" is applied to the use of force most often on the basis of whether the speaker agrees with the goal of the violence.
Under these definitional guidelines, if a country sends its bombers to destroy the water system or other civilian infrastructure of another nation, this would be a state act of terrorism, because harm to civilians would reasonably be expected to result.
Moreover, by not allowing the use of the term "terrorism" to be used as an "argument-closed" condemnation of guerrilla military actions, those discussing the situation will be forced to debate the merits or not of the goals of the guerrillas, not hide behind an inappropriate labeling of the guerrilla's tactics.
www.therationalradical.com /dsep/other/terrorism-definition.htm   (898 words)

  
 “Terrorism” -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The term "terrorism" is often used to assert that the political violence of an enemy is immoral, wanton, and unjustified.
According to definition of terrorism typically used by states, academics, counter-terrorism experts, and non-governmental organizations, "terrorists" are actors who don't belong to any recognized armed forces and who don't adhere to their rules, and who are therefore regarded as "rogue actors".
Official definitions of "terrorism" tend to be relativist, because views toward particular acts of political violence are often only subjective, and rarely aim to objectivity.
www.aljazeera.com /me.asp?service_ID=10470   (1196 words)

  
 Defining Terrorism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The proposed definition emphasizes that terrorism is not the result of an accidental injury inflicted on a civilian or a group of civilians who stumbled into an area of violent political activity, but stresses that this is an act purposely directed against civilians.
Only a definition agreed upon by most countries in the world—and which entails operative action against terrorist groups different from that directed against guerrilla groups—will move these organizations to take “cost-benefit” considerations into account when choosing the mode of activity appropriate to attaining their ends.
A definition of terrorism is necessary when legislating laws designed to ban terrorism and assistance to terrorism, as well as when setting minimum sentences for terrorists or confiscating their financial resources and supplies.
www.ict.org.il /articles/define.htm   (6482 words)

  
 Democracy in Lebanon - Definition of Terrorism
The dictionary defines "Terrorism" as "The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons." This sounds pretty sweeping and includes almost every militant action or organization.
Hence the definition of terrorism is totally dependant of the socio-religious values one has… It’s pretty much like Machiavellism, the more powerful the actor is over a certain mass, the more he can justify any mean by the goal…because his power would eventually allow him to achieve that goal.
Terrorism is the intentional or reckless killing of innocent civilians.
www.democracyinlebanon.org /DemLebForum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=65   (2227 words)

  
 New Statesman - What's your definition of terrorism?
This definition of principles beyond national law is a proof of our commitment to bettering humanity's lot, a demonstration that we have matured as moral beings.
The political tactic of 'terrorism', by extension, is the deliberate or knowing use of or threat of the use of violence against civilians in the interest of furthering political goals.
That is to say not just the skewed and highly politicised definition implied by the 'War on Terror', which in itself, by exaggerating the threat of Islamist terrorism in the West, 'terrorises' western populations and justifies the further use of terror.
www.newstatesman.com /200704160023   (968 words)

  
 ASSEMBLY HEARS CALL FOR DEFINITION OF TERRORISM
In the absence of an explicit definition of terrorism, it was important to distinguish between terrorism and acts of national resistance against foreign occupation, Qatar’s representative told the General Assembly this afternoon as it continued its consideration of measures to eliminate international terrorism.
Jordan’s representative also called for a distinction to be drawn between the legitimate use of force and terrorism.  He said the use of force was justified in cases of self-defence and when used against foreign occupiers to achieve self-determination.  But indiscriminate killing of civilians could not be justified.
Her country condemned all forms of terrorism, and fought them with a very clear internal legislation, especially in the area of money laundering.  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs had initiated a study of the international instruments against terrorism, and had given it the utmost priority.
www.un.org /News/Press/docs/2001/GA9925.doc.htm   (782 words)

  
 What is Terrorism?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The terrorism of modern state power and its high technology weaponry exceeds qualitatively by many orders of magnitude the political violence relied upon by groups aspiring to undo oppression and achieve liberation.
Definitions of terrorism are notoriously difficult to draft and the lack of agreement on a definition of terrorism has been a major obstacle to meaningful international countermeasures.
Current definitions of terrorism fail to capture the magnitude of the problem worldwide and tend to falter around differences of political ideology: one state’s “terrorist” is another state’s “freedom fighter.” Witness the status of Nelson Mandela and the ANC before, during and after apartheid.
www.tamilnation.org /tamileelam/armedstruggle/terrorism/index.htm   (5859 words)

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