Consider the acts of global terrorism you studied or observed in the media. If you had to identify one root cause to terrorism, what would it be and why?
People are not born terrorists and do not wake up one morning and suddenly decide to start planting bombs in public streets. Therefore, an important realization here is that terrorism is a process and “terrorism is a choice; it is a political strategy selected from among a range of options” (Silke, 1998). The process of terrorism has an historical background, which involves people who rightly or wrongly perceive that the political system is treating them harshly. Many acts of terrorism can be considered as peacetime equivalents of war crimes, performed by clandestine groups to provoke, intimidate, coerce, impress, or persuade target audiences in the struggle for political power.