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or is it just the new face of what is use to be war on people that don't fit
a world criteria?? ie wars for ethnic cleansing.

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1. Define "modern".

2. No, terrorism isn't modern.

or is it just the new face of what is use to be war on people that don't fit a world criteria?? ie wars for ethnic cleansing.
A war meeting a "world criteria" is a very, very dangerous concept.
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By the way, Nacia - Genocide is a very ancient concept.
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By the way, Nacia - Genocide is a very ancient concept.
it is.
how does a terrorist compare to genocide?
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Originally Posted by Mohican View Post
1. Define "modern".

2. No, terrorism isn't modern.



A war meeting a "world criteria" is a very, very dangerous concept.


how is that?
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Originally Posted by Nacia View Post
it is.
how does a terrorist compare to genocide?
A terrorist is a (typically "non state") person or group that uses terror to steer events, create public panic, etc.

Genocide is the act of wiping a group, typically a racial or religious group, out - the complete or near complete killing of the group.
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Originally Posted by Nacia View Post
or is it just the new face of what is use to be war on people that don't fit
a world criteria?? ie wars for ethnic cleansing.
It is an interesting question, I have heard some commentators stating that the way to get rid of terrorism is to, for example, ban Islam, ban refugees (from Islamic countries), ban the burqa etc. If we take the lead from this way of thinking we are in the situation where terrorism is only related to one religious group. (ergo these commentators are not accepting that people like Breivik and Roof can be terrorists (even though, from what I understand, one was not charged with terrorism)).

But let's take this further, if we look at terrorism in its strict definition then we have a case where some politicians ONLY have their political power due to their interpretation of "terrorism" (that is, through spreading fear they are elected), that is, these politicians use intimidation to spread this way of thinking for their political aims...
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