dated back to the early 1970s, as represented by radical palestinian terrorist group Black September seizure of the Israeli olympic village at the 1972 munich olympics, an event which captured an immense international television audience and demonstrated powerfully the amplifying effect of the elctronic media in the informaiton age
Two types of terrism dominated the landscape:
-social recolutionary terroists: also known as terorism of the left, groups seeking to overthrow the capitalist economic and social order, exemplified by the red army faction in germany and the red brigades in italy
-seeking to influence the west
-NATIONALIST-SEPERASIT TERRORISM CONTINUES AS ONE OF THE TWO PREDOMINANT TERRORIST TYPES ACTIVE TODAY, CONTRASTING TO THE SOCIAL REVOLUTIONARY TERRORIST GROUP
-Also known as ethnonationalist terrorism, these groups are fighting to establish a new political order or state based on ethnic dominance or homogeneity
their acts of terrorism are acts of revenge aginst the generation of their families that they hold respobsible for their failures in this world post 1985
Islamist fundamentalist terrorism
-Increasingly frequency of terrorist acts by radical religious extremist terrorists, in partucular radical islamists fundamentalists terrorists.
-they are not tring to influence the west. Rather, the radical islamist terrorists are trying to expel the secular modernizing west. And they do not need recognition by having their names identified in the nytimes headlines or on CNN. they are killing in the name of God
-Traditionalist groups: islamic, jewish, christian and sikh radical fundamentalists.
Killing in the name of god
-osama bin laden is known for his piety and has been granted the title emir. Like Khomeini, osama bin laden regularly cites verses from the Koran to justify his acts of terror and extreme violence, employing many of the same verses as earlier cited by Khomeini.
-It is god's word, not Osama bin Laden who is ordering his followers to kill Americans. Osama bin laden is merely the messenger. Bin laden was speaking as if he were the new prophet and was the authentic interpretor of the koran
major threats to contemporary society
-Nationalist seperatists terrorists
-islamists religious fundamentalists
-radical islamists terrorists: hamas, islamic jihad and hexbollah
-secular terrorists- fatah and the palestinian front for the liberation of palestine