TERRORISM ANXIETY FUELS NATIONALISM

Terror Management Theory (TMT) explains how and why event that conjure up thoughts about death cause people to cling more strongly to their worldviews- siding with those who share their national, ethnic or political identity, while aggressively opposing those who do not. Sharp increases in deadly terror attacks around the world serve to create a…

“Let’s prepare a terrorist Attack”

Although we know a great deal about the behaviour of traditional criminals, little information has been available about terrorists. Are they much different from conventional criminals, who tend to commit their crimes close to home? Research has shown that traditional criminals are spontaneous, but terrorists seem to go to great lengths preparing for their attacks…

What ISIS is really about? Origins and future.

The name ISIS is now known to everyone, the biggest threat to most country’s national security they are the new face of War on terror since Al-Qaeda. I will call them the new bogeyman of terrorism and the re-branded version of Al-Qaeda. ISIS according to Media and Politics is a very brutal savage group known for…

The Love Story of Banking and Terrorism

It is a common belief that terrorism arises from the religious or ethnic ideology in certain emerging countries. But this gradual rise wouldn’t have been possible without required finances and required tax organization. Terrorism does not just involve manpower but also weapons, vehicles, communication tools (mobile phones etc.) broadband connection, training among other requirements. Therefore,…

Fighting 21st Century Terrorism

The fight against terrorism, it’s been a tough journey since the moment this term was created. However, terrorism actually began when the same homo sapiens, which we all know of, originated. Terrorism is not the creation of physical terror but the psychological impact that this terror has on you. It is an ideology transferred from…

How Terrorism involves a bigger Psychological than simply Physical damage?

Terrorism erodes the sense of security and safety people usually feel. This erosion of security is at both the individual level and the community level. Terrorism challenges the natural need of human beings to see the world as predictable, orderly, and controllable. Research has shown that deliberate violence creates longer lasting mental health effects than…

How Hollywood inspires jihad?

Who knew that Zoolander would eclipse The Siege as the most prescient Hollywood movie about jihadist terrorism? The Siege, scripted by Lawrence Wright—who went on to author a groundbreaking study of al-Qaeda called The Looming Tower—is a pre-9/11 drama about a wave of jihadist atrocities in New York and the human-rights catastrophe thereby entrained, including…

Can entrepreneurship defeat terrorism?

Terrorism is the frontline of our century. A wide diffusion across the entire planet thanks to media in the age of information and communication is the goal of every terrorist organization: their strength is not in numbers, new weapons, and battles to win, but fear.  The more is the fear that they can generate in…

Is it possible to effect Counter-Terrorism without Violence?

We are often surrounded by extremism, radicalism, violence, terrorism. All these terms sound extremely intense when we turn on our TV or laptop to check social media, especially on Facebook, these words take a turn towards something considered as even ‘normal’ nowadays. It’s difficult not to see some update everyday coming from the major communication…