What Motivates Terrorists and Assassins

The world is still grappling with fear, owing to the growing trend brought about by the sudden rise in terrorism and assassination. These acts have adversely affected many people with some now wondering how to curb the situation. It is despite the effort done to restore serenity (Nacos, 2007). At times, mechanisms that are adopted to solve the puzzle end up aggravating the situation. Whenever terrorist attacks occur, it is usually followed by assassinations leaving governments with no choice other than retaliating to curb such actions. Rarely has these availed much, rather created more terrorism. Some governments accused of carefully planning assassination to eliminate those suspected to be behind terrorist attacks always deny such claims.

Terrorism is, however, not a new phenomenon; it has always been there in the past but, has of late escalated to alarming levels raising questions as to what might be the motive behind such acts. The research focuses attention on critical issues as highlighted in the subject issue and ultimately come up with findings. Such acts are, however, able to affect both the political front and the economic resilience of a nation thus limiting the rate of development, owing to the suspicion among communities. It also has a psychological effect on people, and able to result in trauma.

These acts are a result of a number of factors such as; religion, past injustices, as well as poverty. Terrorist make use of manipulation as a means to influence marginalized communities with strange ideologies. It has resulted to radicalism among nations as well as terrorism.