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Transcript of Global Terrorism- Global Issues

How do we decide what elements make a certain act, one of terrorism?
In your reading from yesterday, identify one key difficulty the article mentions for why it is so difficult to define terrorism.
Activator: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Small group discussion:
1) Identify the challenges of defining terrorism?

2) What in the article challenged your viewpoints/thoughts about terrorism?
Did you agree or disagree with the arguments made? Why or why not?


Small Group Activity
Objective: to create a definition that would clearly define the when an act of Terrorism takes place
Creating a definition: Your definition will have to include the following
Action(s) taken by person, people, group, etc.
Target = Who/what you are trying to effect
Objective of attack = What person, people, group etc. hoped to achieve by attack
Motivation behind the attack = reasoning behind it all

Activator: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Read the following interaction between Alexander the Great (the last ruler to successfully take over Afghanistan) & a pirate.

"Ordering the pirate to give in to Alexander's demands the pirate responds: "How dare you molest the seas as a pirate? How dare you molest the whole world?" I have a small boat, so I am called a thief and a pirate. You have a great navy, so you are called an Emperor, and can call other men pirates."

Explain how this scenario might apply to the world today.
Circle of Voices
1) Each person will present his or her rationale one at a time going around in a circle.
Important Note: No one can interrupt at this time
2) After each person has shared his or her rationale discussion opens up to a free flowing format.
Based off of your definition is the following scenario considered terrorism. Why or why not?
Do you agree or disagree with what your definition determined? Why or why not?
"A Palestinian bus driver drives his Israeli bus into a bus stop full of waiting soldiers, killing seven of them and killing one civilian"
Based off of your definition is the following scenario considered terrorism. Why or why not?
Do you agree or disagree with what your definition determined? Why or why not?
A shooting takes place within a military base, where the shooter who killed 13 people had exchanged e-mails with an extremist leader who endorses terrorism.
Is this terrorism? Why or why not?
A shooter walks into a school with semi-automatic rifles and starts firing on students and faculty members, killing a total of 26 people.
Is this Terrorism? Why or why not?
Trying to stop an invasion of their country, an inferior country resorts to using suicide bombers because it is one of the most effective ways to fight back against a superior country.
Activator: Friday, October 17, 2014
Quick Write:
Do you agree or disagree with this image?
Why or Why Not?

Watch the following clip & explain whether the man speaking is a freedom fighter or a terrorist.
Activator: Monday, September 23, 2013
How was your weekend? What was the most exciting thing you did?
State Sponsored Terrorism
In this case: Terrorism will be defined as follows
the use of violence to coerce or intimidate and to generally create widespread fear among the population.
a cold, calculated efficient, and extremely destructive form of terrorism that uses its overwhelming power to either discourage opposition and dissent or to force the population to change its behavior
Weapons that are capable of a high order of destruction and/or of being used in such a manner as to destroy large numbers of people. Weapons of mass destruction can be high explosives or nuclear, biological, chemical
Weapons of Mass Destruction
“A 1993 study by the Office of Technology Assessment concluded that a single airplane delivery of 100 kilograms of anthrax by aerosol on a clear calm night over the New York City area could kill between one million and three million people”
Weekly Activator: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
1) What do you think the chances of this happening are? Why?

2) What steps should we take to minimize the likelihood of the above scenario?

How does the knowledge that the United States and many other nations in the world possess weapons of this nature impact you and your global outlook?
Discussion Question
Weekly Activator: Friday, October 4, 2013
Using the see-think-means w.s. analyze the political cartoon to the left
Weekly Activator: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Using the political cartoon to the left fill out the analyzing a political cartoon w.s.
What about the packet and BBC webquest did you find most helpful in understanding the current crisis in Syria?

What did you find most disturbing about what you witnessed throughout the BBC webquest?

Take-A-Stand
Do you: Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree with the following statement
If the United States response to Syria's use of Chemical Weapons on civilians is through military action, the Obama administration will be making the same mistakes that the Bush administration did in the War in Iraq.
Take-A-Stand
Do you: Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree with the following statement
If the Assad regime fails to meet the requirements of the U.N. resolution, the United States should take it upon themselves to enforce the U.N. resolution & seize Syria's Chemical weapons , even if they have to act alone.
Take-A-Stand
Do you: Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree
In order to show other countries of the world that the use of Weapons of Mass Destruction will not be tolerated, the International community should make an example out of Assad & his regime and forcibly remove him from power.
What factors do we need to consider in order to determine whether or not an event/action should be considered terrorism?
Do you Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, or Strongly Disagree with the following statement
Event #1 should be considered an act of terrorism?
Do you Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, or Strongly Disagree with the following statement
Event #2 should be considered an act of terrorism?
Do you Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, or Strongly Disagree with the following statement
Event #3 should be considered an act of terrorism?
Do you Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, or Strongly Disagree with the following statement
Event #4 should be considered an act of terrorism?
Do you Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, or Strongly Disagree with the following statement
Event #5 should be considered an act of terrorism?
Activator: Friday, April 4, 2014
Look at the following 2 images and on a piece of scrap paper write down what you see in both the left and right images
Who is the terrorist in this video and why?
Activator: Friday, April 4, 2014
According to the United States, terrorism is

"premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant (includes both civilians and military personnel who are unarmed or of duty at the time" targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience."
Activator: Monday, April 7, 2014
Do you agree or disagree with the claim that September 11 is the new Pearl Harbor? Why?
Shortly before midnight on May 1, 2011, President Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed.


Activator: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
1. Who is President Clinton apologizing to in this letter?

2. What 3 main factors was this policy founded on?

Discussion Question
Were the actions against Japanese Americans justified following the events of Pearl Harbor? Why or why not?
Discussion Question
Were the actions against Muslim Americans justified following the events of September 11, 2001?
Why or why not?
http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/07/14/new.york.ground.zero.mosque/
Ground Zero Mosque Debate
In May 2010, it was revealed that a Muslim community desired to build a Muslim community center 2 blocks north of Ground Zero

The 15 story tower will not be visible from Ground Zero
Will house a community center
A Swimming pool
A 500 seat auditorium
A Mosque
Activator: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Does the following political cartoon accurately reflect the mindsets of Americans following the attacks of 9/11? Why or why not?


2. Should people outside New York City have the “right” to comment on the proposed center?
3. Is the building of the Muslim community center 2 blocks north of Ground Zero inappropriate following the events that transpired at Ground zero?

1. Which individual did you most agree with & Why?

2. Which individual did you least agree with & why?
Discussion Question
Discussion Question
Should people outside New York City have the “right” to comment on the proposed center?
Why or why not?
Discussion Question
Is the building of the Muslim community center 2 blocks north of Ground Zero inappropriate following the events of 9/11?
Why or why not?
Discussion Question
Should government's be allowed to ban the wearing of the niqab & the burka? Why or why not?
What beliefs, stereotypes, and misconceptions do you think non-Muslims might have about the Muslim world.?
Discussion Question
How Much Did Pakistan Know?
New Report
Activator: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Explain the overall message of the political cartoon?
What is ironic about the political cartoon below?

New Leader of the Taliban As of November 7, 2013
Maulana Fazlullah
claimed ultimate responsibility for ordering the shooting of schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai in 2012

Was behind the killing of high-ranking army officer Maj-Gen Sanaullah Niazi in September.
Activator: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Using your See-Think-Wonder handout, analyze the following political cartoon
http://abcnews.go.com/watch/2020/SH559026/VDKA0_h4z0gfdp/2020-1011-unbreakable-one-girl-changing-the-world
Discussion Question:

Was the United States right to invade Pakistani sovereignty in order to assassinate Osama bin Laden? Why or why not?
Was the United States decision to invade Pakistani sovereignty in order to assassinate Osama bin Laden justified? Why or why not?
Discussion Question:
Activator: Monday, September 22, 2014
Take out your homework from this weekend and form a circle.

We will be discussing the question:
Does the world need a United Nations? Why or why not?
Did the reasoning provided by Osama bin Laden for the attacks make sense? Why or why not? Were there any flaws with his thinking?
Discussion Question:
Take a couple of minutes to examine the following political cartoon.

What do you see?

What do you think it means?

What does this reveal about the way the west perceives the east and vice versa?

1. What religious garment is being depicted in the following political cartoon?

2. What implications is the following political cartoon making about Muslim women who wear this type of garment?
Activator: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Should the French government ban the wearing of the niqab & the burka? Why or why not?
Discussion Question:
Should a government ban the wearing of the Burka & Niqab in the name of National Security? Why or why not?
Discussion Question:
Look at the following terms and try your best to explain how they relate to each other:

9/11, al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Axis of Evil, War on Terrorism Iran, North Korea, Iraq, Osama bin Laden, George W. Bush, Afghanistan

Activator: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Activator: Monday, October 6, 2014
What does this political cartoon suggest is happening to the Taliban and Afghani rights as a result of the 2014 Afghani Presidential elections?
2014 Afghani Presidential Elections
Abdullah Abdullah
Ashraf Ghani
Served as President Karzai's Finance minster
Served as President Karzai''s Foreign Minister
Has the statesmanship for the position.
worked as a World Bank economist for a number of years,
Has been involved in research projects on failed states.
Using the reading: "The Election Where Votes Didn't Matter: Afghans Upset as Results Are Suppressed". Explain the significance of the political cartoon & whether you believe the decision was in the BEST interest of Afghanistan?

Why or why not?




General Harold Greene
Should incidents such as this deter countries, like the United States, from providing aid to foreign countries in prolonged struggles with terrorists?
http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/05/world/asia/afghanistan-violence/
Under the Authorization for Use of Military Force Act is President Obama allowed to target and kill members of the Taliban in Pakistan? Why or why not?
Discussion Question
Activator: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
What is this political cartoon suggesting about the United States involvement/declaration of war on Iraq in 2003?

What key document enabled President Lyndon B. Johnson to virtually go to war without having an official declaration of war by Congress?
How does George W. Bush justify the United States involvement with Iran, Iraq, and North Korea.
Activator: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Under the Authorization for the Use of Military Force does the following image present an accurate depiction of the President's power? Why or why not?
Activator: Monday, March 2, 2015
On a piece of notebook paper take 3 minutes to write down everything that you remember, know, or have heard about September 11, 2001?
a. What misconceptions about Islam do Bill Maher and the Reporters of CNN hold about Islam?

b. What point(s) does Reza Aslan highlight about Islam and our perceptions of it?

In your opinion, has the use of the word terrorism or the claim that people’s actions are acts of terrorism gotten out of hand since 9/11? Why or why not?
Activator: Thursday, March 19, 2015
Is this terrorism? Why or why not?
An animal rights activist, commits 20 acts of arson (setting fire to a building) on both public and private buildings. All of the fires started are done at night when no one is around and in isolated areas where the fire will not spread.

Her objective was to try and convince the government to stop allowing scientific animal testing.
"International terrorism" means activities with the following three characteristics:

1. Involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law;

2. Appear to be intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and

3. Occur primarily outside the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S., or transcend national boundaries in terms of the means by which they are accomplished, the persons they appear intended to intimidate or coerce, or the locale in which their perpetrators operate or seek asylum.*
Activator: Monday, April 4, 2016
In the movie Batman: The Dark Knight, Harvey Dent makes the claim that

"the Night is Darkest just before the dawn".

Do you think this is the case for the current elections in Afghanistan and their battle against the Taliban? the Taliban? Why or why not?
Activator: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
1. Activator: .Discussion Question: Following the aftermath of 9/11 and the rise of the Islamic State do you agree or disagree with Eisenhower’s statement that “America would fight with her whole strength for your right to have here your own church and worship according to your own conscience”? Why?
#2. What key points does the individual reveal about the power of ideas? Do you agree with this idea?

#3. Is it possible to defeat an idea? If so how?

Last night for homework I asked you to evaluate whether the large # of refugees would have a positive or negative impact on the host countries.

After evaluating the impact that these refugees will have on the host countries, how do you think the international community should respond to this critical Global Issue?
Activator: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Activator: Friday, March 11, 2016
Activator: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Hours ago a terrorist attack took place in Brussels, Belgium. As of now we know that 2 explosions occurred in Brussel's international airport and one explosion occurred at a subway station. 23 are reported dead.


This event takes place 4 days after a suspect of the Paris terrorist attacks was apprehended.

Military and government officials were on high alert and expected an attack to take place.
With this being said:

1) Does this make you think about our own security within the United States? Why or why not?
2) Do you believe that civilians should change the way we act, operate, and/or function within society? Why or why not?
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