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Terrorism is defined as political violence that is designed to induce terror and psychic fear.
Terrorist is a radical who employs terror as a political weapon; usually organizes with otherterrorists in small cells; often uses religion as a cover for terrorist activities.
Types of Terrorism
Civil disorder – A form of collective violence interfering with the peace, security, and normalfunctioning of the community.
Political terrorism – Violent criminal behavior designed primarily to generate fear in the community, or substantial segment of it, for political purposes.
Quasi-terrorism –The activities incidental to the commission of crimes of violence that are similar in form and method to genuine terrorism but which nevertheless lack its essential ingredient. It is not the mainpurpose of the quasi-terrorists to induce terror in the immediate victim as in the case of genuine terrorism, but the quasi-terrorist uses the modalities and techniques of the genuine terrorist andproduces similar consequences and reaction. For example, the fleeing felon who takes hostages is a quasi-terrorist, whose methods are similar to those of the genuine terrorist but whose purposes are quitedifferent

NAME: al Qaeda
DATE STARTED/FIRST ACTIVE: Established by Osama bin Laden in the late 1980s.
GOALS: Establish a pan-Islamic Caliphate throughout the world by working withallied Islamic extremist groups to overthrow regimes it deems "non-Islamic," and expelling Westerners and non-Muslims from Muslim countries.
NAME: Irish Republican Army (IRA) a.k.a. Provisional IrishRepublican Army (PIRA), the Provos
GOALS: Removing British forces from Northern Ireland and unifying Ireland.
NAME: Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA), a.k.a.Euzkadi Ta Askatasuna
GOALS: Esblish an independent homeland based on Marxist principles in the northern Spanish provinces of Vizcaya, Guipuzcoa, Alava, and Navarra and...
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