|T is for Terrorism|
What actually is terrorism? Most people when they hear the word terrorism think of places being bombed or airplanes being high jacked. However, the actual meaning of terrorism is the exploit or threat of violence against someone or group to create fear, alarm, or harm. There are many different forms of terrorism such as bombing, chemical attacks, kidnappings/ assassinations, hijackings, and etc. Terrorists include a variety of different people and or groups. Some terrorists are a terrorist because of their religion/beliefs, some for their political groups, some do it for their “group” (an example being Al- Queida). Terrorists attack or make threats for multiple different motives, most commonly are their beliefs/religion, political motives, to gain power, and etc.
Above is a picture of the World Trade Center after being attacked.
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