We’ve all heard about terror attacks – mainly in countries such as Israel and in America and the United Kingdom. But what about terrorists in countries that don’t make it onto our news sites.
This term is used for intentionally indiscriminate violence, to insert fear into people whether for a political gain or a religious gain. Did you know there are 109 different definitions of terrorism? The Secretary-General of the United Nations in 2004 defines terrorism as “intended to cause death or serious bodily harm to civilians or non-combatants. With the purpose of intimidating a population or compelling a government or an international organization to do or abstain from doing any act.”
There have been terror attacks all over the world. Many people know of the attacks that have been happening in Israel. On September 11th, 2001, where two planes were hijacked and were flown into the Twin Towers, in New York. Most Americans could probably tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing that day. In 2005, there were bombings in London on the trains, on the underground.
The Government of Canada has banned more than 50 terrorist organizations. Such as Hizbullah, Al-Qaeda, Hamas, the Taliban and many more. There have been many reasons for attacks in Canada, including Islamic extremists, anti-feminism, relating to Cuba, and international terrorism and more.
From 1966 all the way to 1980, many attacks were held outside the Cuban Embassy. In 2017, Abdulahi Sharif rams into a Police Chief Officer, with a van and then gets out and stabs him. Then he continues on to ram into more pedestrians. The Front Liberation of Quebec, in 2001 bombed many McDonald’s restaurants as well as other places. The anti-abortion movement stabbed a Dr outside his clinic in 2001.
Most recently in 2015, four members of the Conservative Party received mail with white powder in it, with the message saying “Conservatives, you will be annihilated”. In 2017, a gunman opened fire in a Mosque.
This shows that terrorism is not only based in the Middle East and not only in big world superpowers, like America. Terrorist attacks happen all over the world, we just might not hear about it on the news. Terrorism is on the rise, everywhere and it is disturbing.