Introduction to Terrorism

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Written by Dr. Mahinda Balasuriya    Sunday, 22 August 2010 21:24

Introduction to Terrorism

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DR. MAHINDA BALASURIYA

(Grand Ph.D., Ph.D., M.Phil., B.Sc.)

 

INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE

SRI LANKA

 

 

 

Terrorism in General

What do we mean exactly by ‘terrorism’? If one went solely by its literal meaning, terrorism would embrace every act where a group of a few or even one individual can terrorise a large number of people. Terrorism would thus cover a very broad spectrum of violence with diverse causes, objectives or motives. The terrorists, under such general terms, would include armed bands of dreaded desperadoes operating in a region, like notorious dacoits of Anabolic and health Chambal ravines in India; fundamentalist fanatics who take upon themselves the divine task of enforcing religious tenets by violence as done by muslim brotherhood and Anand Margis; political extremists trying to force a change in the established political order in the style of Carlos Marighela in Brazil; or simply an odd individual criminal, psychic or a plain lunatic indulging in terrorization of people. Jack the Ripper, the Hathora Group (Hammer-killers) of Karachi (Pakistan), Raman Raghav, the schizophrenic of Pune (India) and the ‘Boston Strangler’ illustrate this type of a lone terrorist. Terrorisation may also be afflicted by a section of the good news today society over a socially, economically or ethnically weaker group. The Apartheid in South Africa, Ku Klux Klan in the United States of America and some highborn committing atrocities on low-caste people in India, are some examples of this type. (Uberoy, 1992. p. 25, 26).

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