The term “terrorism” was first used to describe the state terrorism practiced by the French revolutionaries of 1789–1795. And now terrorism means a political tactic that uses threat or violence, usually against civilians, to frighten a target group into conceding to certain political demands. Terrorism is the systematic use of terror, especially as a means of coercion. In the international community, however, terrorism has no universally agreed, legally binding, criminal law definition.
Common definitions of terrorism refer only to those violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror), are perpetrated for a religious, political or, ideological goal; and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants. There are so many problems in the world nowadays. One of the most dangerous of them is terrorism. More and more news begin with the information about terrorist acts. More and more magazines, newspapers write about these awful violent events. And every year there are more and more countries which stand face to face with this terrible problem.
Terrorists` attacks can be compared to a disaster. A lot of people die and get wounded because of these acts. Sometimes people are scared to go to cinemas, theaters, cafes, supermarkets and other places where they want to have fun and rest, just because they understand that tragedy can reach them everywhere. I cannot understand those who commit bombings, killings and hijackings. Bandits want to kill as many innocent people as they can. I think terrorist is a man who has no values of life, who has inhuman cruelty.
Nobody can be indifferent to people`s death and sufferings, especially when children become a deadly target of terrorism. We still remember the Beslan tragedy. But not only Russians suffer from terrorism. People all over the world remember the tragedies of Madrid and London, Turkey, Egypt and in Jordan. And who has not heard about the greatest disaster in New York on the 11th of September. What makes a terrorist to commit terrible actions? I am always interested in this topic. I think disappointment in life first of all. Then anger, psychological instability, mental illness, spiritual crisis follow.
To my mind there are many root causes of terrorism: lack of affordable housing, lack of measures to ensure the safety of the public, poverty, illiteracy, bad education, wide propaganda of the cinema, television, press, literature and the cult of cruelty and the crisis of modern society. For example, in some countries of the East children are brought up under the slogans of terrorism. I hope that there will never be terrorism in my life. In my opinion terrorism is not just a problem! It`s a global tragedy of our century and all humanity! Like millions of people in the world I deny terrorism and say “No Terrorism! “