Religious Terrorism After centuries of conflict based on ethnicity, nationalism and territorial control, one of the oldest known reasons for violence among groups of humans is once again taking a deadly toll: religion. From the Romans in Israel to the Moors in Spain and the Crusades of the Middle Ages, conflict and violence has been religiously motivated for millennia. Today, religiously motivated groups kill hundreds, if not thousands, of innocent non-combatants every year in the name of their deity. There are several reasons religion based terrorism is particularly lethal. Religion transcends national borders, allowing for larger, decentralized organizations with wide-ranging international striking capabilities. Moreover, the lack of...The end:
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