Islamic Terrorism Essays


ISIS Attacks in America Essay

Opening In this essay about ISIS attacks in America, we examine attacks by the terrorist organization ISIS, which have occurred on U.S. soil.  Because of the structure of ISIS/ISIL, which operate in cells, it can be extremely difficult to determine whether a terrorist attack carried out by someone claiming to be working on behalf of ISIS was actually directed by ISIS.  Therefore, for the purposes of this essay, we are working on the assumption that attacks by people who appear to be radicalized Muslims and claim a personal affiliation with ISIS are, indeed, ISIS attacks.  This essay will give some Continue Reading...

Islamic Terrorism Essay

  islamic terrorism: The Radicalization of Religion   Abstract This essay focuses on radical islamic terrorism, from its roots in the Shia rebellion that led to the Iranian Revolution to the modern day terrorist group Daesh/ISIL/ISIS/IS.  It discusses how 9-11 introduced many Westerners to the idea of radical islamic terrorism and the self-proclaimed holy warriors who carry out these acts as a form of jihad.  In order to help explain modern terrorism, the paper discusses the roots of the Sunni/Shia split and… Continue Reading...

Terrorism in Nigeria and Boko Haram

to the needs of Northern Nigerians. The rise of global islamic terrorism provided Boko Haram with tools and resources it used to infiltrate and permeate the religious and social organizations in disenfranchised communities. Boko Haram has offered disenfranchised communities a cohesive, albeit misguided message of self-empowerment. Far from condoning the violent and tactics and extremist politics of Boko Haram, conflict theory leads to viable solutions to the problem. It is hypothesized that the only real and sustainable way of solving the problem of Boko Haram is to address the root causes, the circumstances that gave rise to support for… Continue Reading...

Nigeria Boko Haram and African Terrorism

article is helpful for positioning Boko Haram in terms of globalized islamic terrorism. The author shows how Boko Haram's 2009 uprising "set a precedent," and showed how a specifically Nigerian brand of Islamic fundamentalism was competing with secular Nigerian institutions. Economic disenfranchisement, "party politics and politics of anxiety," and desperate politicians have fomented the anti-government sentiments among northern Nigerians, and Islamic leaders have remained relatively "ambivalent" to the group (p. 1). This article is helpful for understanding Boko Haram within the context of Nigerian political, social, and economic institutions. Blanchard, L.P. (2014). Nigeria's Boko Haram: Frequently Asked Questions. Current… Continue Reading...

Israeli-palestinian Conflict

sense, victory would be a decline to the point where foreign islamic terrorism is no longer considered a significant threat to the United States. Regardless of whether that threat is presently overstated, it is an extant threat today. At the end of the day, containing the terrorism threat to only domestic terrorists is going to be impossible. The 9/11 terrorists were all legally in the United States. At this point, the concept of victory in the war against terrorism has not even been defined. The possibility of lone wolf terrorists, or small isolated cells, is too strong, and will… Continue Reading...