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Terrorist Networks

There is no consensus on a definition of terrorism. There is a lack of consensus both from scholars and from international networks. Since 1994, the United Nations has categorized terrorist acts as

criminal acts intended or calculated to provoke a state of terror in the general public, a group of persons or particular persons for political purposes are in any circumstance unjustifiable, whatever the considerations of a political, philosophical, ideological, racial, ethnic, religious or any other nature that may be invoked to justify them.

Labeling acts as terrorist acts can be seen as controversial, because some might view the acts as legitimate acts of legitimate nationalist independence movements. Terrorist acts are also attributed to both state actors and nonstate actors. The one commonality shared by acts ...

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