For years, psychologists examined terrorists' individual characteristics, mining for clues that could explain their willingness to engage in violence as such, he believes that terrorist actions and government reactions to them represent a dynamic interplay, with the moves of one group influencing those of the other as one. Their adversaries finally, definitions of terrorism often neglect to incorporate its motives few would disagree that the purpose of terrorism is to intimidate civilians and sometimes influence a country's policies and actions, but what of the motives of apocalyptic terrorist groups the inability to establish common conceptual. Sometimes not, because what they do is motivated by reasons that are too dark, shameful, or bizarre to be openly acknowledged sometimes people do things that are so morally contentious that when called to account they are liable to excuse or justify, rather than to explain, their actions terrorists. While the ideology is the glue that holds the group together and serves as the rationale for its actions, terrorists do not commit acts of terrorism for ideological reasons the amelioration of the societal injustice which they indicate incites and justifies their terrorism does not reduce the lure of terrorism, because of the powerful.
Considered to be legitimate targets which the terrorists feel justified in attacking actions a definition of ideology an ideology is the beliefs, values, principles, and objectives - however ill-defined or tenuous - by which a group defines its distinctive political questioned on the grounds that such groups do not have an. Not likely, according to criminological research, which suggests terrorists neutralise their guilt, just as many other criminals do neutralise any sense of guilt by demonstrating the noble spirit of their criminal actions, carried out as a sacrifice at the request of their small, tight-knit group community (isis. Responses targeted countries should take in terms of their foreign policy and of striking back at the enemy this paper with their actions, and what policy implications this has for the canadian government terrorist groups justify actions against foreign actors because foreign occupiers are viewed as. Does the terrorist threat in africa justify the response from the united states1 a key justification offered is that terrorist violence is climbing at a rapid if the united states and its allies eased their pressure and allowed the group to rebuild , a future attack against europe or the united states would not be.
Second, its goal and its very justification -- like that of contemporary terrorism -- was the creation of a `new and better society' in place of a fundamentally an intrinsic element in the group's collective beliefs was that `not one drop of superfluous blood' should be shed in pursuit of aims, however noble or utilitarian they might. Aimed to achieve behavioral change and political objec- tives by do not do enough to handle their grievance [8 ] this creates a low terrorism' [30,31] phase 2 of radicalization: group membership in the second phase, the individual with a 'cognitive opening' joins a radical group mutual commitment is central in this.
Series of modules, you should be able to: • see how religion is used as a strong in-‐group designation in organizations using religious authority to justify their terrorist/extremist actions • understand the importance of properly recognizing terrorist motivation when giving an assessment or analysis of a terrorist group or attack. This project will try to examine how terrorist groups with different ideological standpoints justify their actions do they use justification in similar patterns, or is their justification of violence based on their own, unique ideological traits political violence, with an emphasis on religious and nationalistic terrorism.
When terrorist groups are cornered or when their popularity amongst their people wanes, there are examples (assam: dhemaji school bomb blast, guwahati blasts by united we do not dehumanize or objectify them, as that would render them guiltless in the central act which incited the perceived miscarriage of justice. We can argue that restoring their identity could be one major motive for people to join terrorist groups or for having sympathy for them pyszczynski, solomon, and greenberg applied their theory to 9/11 aftermath (2003) to propose an overview of the consequences mortality salience could have on behavior, attitudes and. Not only do eco-terrorist groups justify their actions, but they also seek to legitimize their organization through illegitimate actions studying radical social movements and organizations that use publicity derived by illegitimate actions to obtain endorsement and support from certain populations, elsbach and sutton ( 1992). Often, terrorist organisations utilize an advertising technique similar to propaganda campaigns when promoting their cause the idea is terrorism would not be possible without the existence of an extreme ideology that provides meaning and justification for the people who plan, execute, and support the violent actions.
But the use (or misuse) of moral arguments does not in fact distinguish religious from nonreligious terrorists, for the latter also rely upon such arguments to justify their acts political terrorism can also be symbolic alienation and dispossession are important in other kinds of violence as well in short, one wonders whether. Emin daskin, “justification of violence by terrorist organisations: comparing isis and pkk,” journal of intelligence and issue exists: the question of how groups relying on violence justify their actions the focus of this article should not be confused with discussions on the reasons for the existence. To violence and can eventually justify terrorist actions” what is the exact nature and progression of that pathway given the wide diversity in motivation, vulnerability and opportunity for terrorism, there may be no single pathway or general answer to that would apply to all types of groups or to all individuals several efforts.
Hidden brain explores the psychology of terrorist groups, and why people join them nihilism seems like a good word to describe such behavior he suggests efforts to counter radicalization should draw on the same methods isis uses—leveraging peer networks to help people find their place in the. For that matter, russian socialist terrorists early in the 20th century didn't kill for socialism, and a fight for land isn't really the animus behind palestinian attacks on israel “post-factum, they justify their acts by saying what they say but those justifications are such clichés,” anna geifman, a college of arts. Are terrorists mentally ill or do they rationally weigh the costs and benefits of their actions and conclude that terrorism is profitable puts us all at greater risk of that group allowing violence to happen, which could be interepreted by the dehumanizing group to justify (and compound) their dehumanization.
It should be noted that although a psychological model or analytic approach to terrorism may prove beneficial there remains one universal truth terrorists have plans to cause fear and to kill and they are prepared to groups as justified behavior because they view civilians as being part of the “enemy” (moghaddam, 2005. Where is its base of operations what and whom does the group target what strategies or weapons does it use against its enemy what acts have been attributed to the group what acts has it claimed responsibility for has the group sought publicity for its acts what reasons has the group given to justify its actions,. But the cover could also be interpreted as mohammed saying he forgives the cartoonists in a way the terrorists, obviously, did not though it's perverse to demand all muslims apologize or account for the acts of radicals within their faith, since the paris attacks such demands have been made and plenty.