History of Domestic Terrorism in the USA
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This paper studies domestic violence in the United States citing white supremacists, anti-government extremists, and violent religious and anti-abortion groups as homegrown terrorists. The Klu Klux Klan which was founded after the Civil war is given as an example. One of America's most famous terrorist organization, the Klu Klux Klan used intimidation and lynching to terrorize African-American communities. The Oklahoma City bombing is also listed as another terrorism activity. In closing, the author urges the United States to not overlook domestic threats as she deals with other threats that come from abroad.
From the Paper:'When foreign terrorists struck against the United States on September 11, 2001, the country was jarred into a new worldview. Suddenly, the world seemed like a much more dangerous place and Americans, spared so long from the horrors of Middle Eastern terrorism, were now the targets. However, terrorism is not a tactic that was invented in the Middle East, nor was it new to the United States. In fact, when viewed in a certain light, the "founding fathers" of the United States had themselves employed terrorism in incidents such as the Boston Tea Party. In fact, the attacks of "9/11" have greatly overshadowed many forms of domestic terrorism that Americans have faced for decades."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Booth, W. (1996 June 19) In Church Fires, a Pattern but No Conspiracy. Washington Post, pp. AO1.
- Clarkson, F. (2002 February 13) Anti-Abortion Terrorism Threatens All Americans. Women's E-News, http://www.commondreams.org/views02/0213-08.htm.
- Copeland, L. (2004 November 11) Domestic Terrorism: New Trouble At Home. USA Today, pp. A1.
- Frieden, T. (2005 May 19) FBI, ATF Address Domestic Terrorism. CNN.com, http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/19/domestic.terrorism/.
- Goodman, A. (2005 June 13). FBI Whistleblower: White Supremacists Are Major Domestic Terrorist Threat. Democracy Now, http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/06/13/145217.
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