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Terrorism is to terrorize human beings. Terrorist activity is brutal, and usually results in death of human beings. There are different types of terrorist activities. War is one form of terrorist activity, in which, one side terrorizes the other side by violent methods; which usually results in killing of a large number of human beings, and puts fear and terror in many more. Abortion is another form of terrorism. This is the most common form of terrorism, in which approximately 1.5 million babies are killed each year in the USA. During an abortion, the baby is brutalized, killed and extracted from its mother’s womb. In partial birth abortion the baby’s brain is sucked out and the body is then torn apart. Abortion is also the worst form of terrorist activity; and a disgrace to any nation that allows it, for the following reasons. 1) This form of terrorism is killing more human beings than any other form of terrorism or war. 2) The terrorist activity is aimed at helpless innocent babies. 3) The mothers (who are supposed to protect the babies) are the initiators of the killing process. 4) Doctors, who are supposed to save lives, do the killing. In this form of terrorism therefore, the terrorists are members of our own family and community. Another form of terrorism consists of attacking civilian targets with the intent of terrorizing and killing human beings. This form is conventionally referred to as “terrorism”. It is usually done with political motive. In the following paragraphs we will deal with this form of terrorism.

There are many reasons why people get involved in terrorist activity. One of the most common reasons is to achieve a political goal. When people want to achieve a political goal, and they are unable to achieve it by negotiations, they turn to violent methods. If they have a strong military, they use conventional war to achieve their political goal. If the other party is significantly stronger than them, they realize that they can’t win the war by conventional method. They therefore, use non-conventional methods to attack the other side. To attack civilian target is common method employed by them, because, they are unlikely to get resistance from such targets. When the security of such targets is enhanced, making it difficult to attack such targets, they use suicide bombing, as a method to the attack the targets. It is not difficult to find volunteers for this method for the following reasons. 1) The volunteers feel that they are fighting war for a noble cause. Their goal is to either regain their homeland or to dissuade powerful nations from helping their enemies; or to take revenge (what they call as retaliation) for atrocities committed against them and their families. 2) The terrorists are often poor and without a job. Oftentimes, their enemy had destroyed whatever little they had. They therefore, feel that they do not have hope in this world. The following story describes how an innocent 15-year boy can evolve into a terrorist. The boy lives in a refugee camp where people openly glorify terrorism. A year early, an enemy rocket killed his father and brother, while they were returning home after a shopping trip. Now, he returns home to find out that an enemy bomb killed his mother and destroyed his house. He has nowhere to stay. He has nothing to look forward to. He is full of anger and hatred for his enemy. He therefore, decides to become a suicide bomber.

It is impossible to uproot terrorism by violent methods, because, such methods generate hate, which in turn creates more terrorists. It is also impossible to make the country totally free of terrorist attacks, because, the terrorists have an unlimited number of civilian targets and they are willing to die for their cause. Furthermore, although it may be possible to destroy some terrorist networks; it is impossible to destroy all networks, because, there are new networks, continually being formed. In addition, there are many small and unknown networks that have the capability to strike.

When we see pictures of terrorists beheading innocent people, we are full of anger and hate. We feel that we need to do something to stop this evil. The first thought that comes to our mind, is to destroy such people. In fact, some people have succumbed to such emotions, and killed terrorists (abortionists) who dismantled and killed unborn babied by abortions. However, this does not solve the basic problem of terrorism. It actually increases the problem, because, those who take this action against the terrorists, themselves become killers.

Only love can solve the problem of terrorism and brings us peace, because, only love can break the cycle of hate and revenge. Since love unconditionally cares about all, it should assists the other side overcome their problems, without getting into the blaming game. The stronger side, for example, should provide the weaker side with humanitarian help, without any string attached. This will build trust between the two sides. Then, it will be possible to negotiate a just solution. Since true justice is love, a just solution will be to give more to the other side, and demand less for one’s own side. This will further increase the trust between the two sides and bring peace in the region. Although one may end up giving more to the other side, in the long run both sides will gain, because, absence of war will bring major savings of life and resources. The solution outlined herein, may not sound very practical, especially if there is centuries of animosity and bloodshed. However, because God is love, we must not underestimate the power of love. In addition, none of the other methods have been successful.
 
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Than you for you're post . I wish it was that easy . Yes there is all forms of terrorism , and some of you're suggestions may work in the proper forum .
However , the terrorism that is rooted in islam is a religouse war that believes any other faith or belief causes you to be an infidel and therefore you should be destroyed . This is a religouse war that will not be stopped by passing out flowers and saying peace . The terrorist should blame their god for their distress , and not innocent AMERICANS , who although are not perfect for certain , have found GRACE and BLESSING from the only true GOD ! JEHOVAH
IS HIS NAME , AND JESUS CHRIST IS HIS SON . SADAM HUSSEIN trusted in allah , and said allah promised him victory . I thought he looked pretty victorious climbing out of that rat hole allah provided for him . The heart of the muslim religion is hatred for all who don't accept allah . Lets not fall asleep again , but let us lift up JESUS CHRIST as KING OF KINGS and LORD OF LORDS !!! Allah is a false god and he will bow to the name of JESUS CHRIST and all who believe in him . Please do not mistake my passion in this as a rejection of you're post . May GODS GRACE BE ON YOU MY BROTHER IN CHRIST ... BROTHER
 
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arunangelo said:
When we see pictures of terrorists beheading innocent people, we are full of anger and hate. We feel that we need to do something to stop this evil. The first thought that comes to our mind, is to destroy such people. In fact, some people have succumbed to such emotions, and killed terrorists (abortionists) who dismantled and killed unborn babied by abortions. However, this does not solve the basic problem of terrorism. It actually increases the problem, because, those who take this action against the terrorists, themselves become killers.
"Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man." Genesis 9:6
 
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arunangelo it is clear that you have put great thought into your post. You have expressed your thoughts in a clear and comprehensive way. There are a few points that you have made that i would like to share some thoughts on.

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The terrorists are often poor and without a job. Oftentimes, their enemy had destroyed whatever little they had. They therefore, feel that they do not have hope in this world. The following story describes how an innocent 15-year boy can evolve into a terrorist. The boy lives in a refugee camp where people openly glorify terrorism.
If we think of the most devastating single incident of suicide terrorism in recent history we will no doubt think of the September 11 attack on the world trade center in new york. Think of the men who carried out that devastating attack for a moment.... Did they fit your profile? Where they poor? Where they refugees? Where they dispossessed? Or oppressed by the people they killed? Where there families killed by bombs?

Lets look at who these men where.

All these men where from Saudi Arabia. All these men where from middle class families, many of them wealthy families. From a society that has benefited most from trade and interaction with the nation they attacked. They where from the most wealthy Arab society in the world. So wealthy in fact that many of them never have to do a days labor in there lives. These people import servants to wash their cloths and make their beds. These people had all the time to become learned in their religion in their madrassas. You say that terrorism is caused by oppression. That is a contributing factor in many cases but to these men the motivating factor was their religious conviction to fight jihad and through armed struggle create a global islamic society free of infidels.


The next point i would like to share some thoughts about is this:
When we see pictures of terrorists beheading innocent people, we are full of anger and hate.We feel that we need to do something to stop this evil. The first thought that comes to our mind, is to destroy such people.
No. I have seen footage of the beheading of that young man. And i did not feel hate. What i felt was sorrow. Sorrow for the young man but even more sorrow for the ones doing the beheading. The worst evil is the evil done by those who believe they are doing good. Those who have done evil and know they have done evil will seek forgiveness and repent, they have hope. But those who are joyous of there evil, like the men in that video and are proud of the evil they have done, what hope do they have? We know the eternal destination of the proud and unrepentant and it is far far more terrifying then anything they can commit on earth.

Anger hate and importantly fear are not the fruit of a true follower of the Messiah Jesus. Love mercy and the peace of Jesus are.

All Praise The Ancient Of Days
 
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