Why People Join Terrorist Organizations and will Always be Prevalent


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Why People Join Terrorist Organizations and Will Always Be Prevalent
It is an oft-asked question: why do people join terrorist organizations – and why can it be plausibly stated that terrorism will always be prevalent? One obvious explanation is that people engage in terrorism because they are bitter and vengeful; lacking political power or clout, they end up turning to terrorism as a means of expressing their rage at what they perceive as endless provocations or exploitations by someone else. Likewise, people can associate with terrorist organizations because the organizations, at least cosmetically, help the downtrodden and the marginalized; Hezbollah is a classic instance of this. When people are suffering, those entities that offer...
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