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Religious terrorism

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Religious terrorism is a form of terrorism where the motivations are derived from religious influence.


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Overview

Religious terrorism is a form of terrorism in which the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property in order to coerce or intimidate a government or the civilian population in futherance of religious, political and social objectives. Relgious extremists are individuals primarily involved in reglious terrorist acts.

Suicide Attacks

Suicide attacks are not a new phenomena.

Islamic Terrorism

Islamic terrorist base their ideology on the principle of jihad, or struggle, which is an important duty followed by Muslims.

al-Qaeda

Shiite

Christian Terrorism

Christian terrorism is motivated by interpretations of the Bible.

Christian Identity

Jewish Terrorism

Zionists

Buddhist Terrorism

Sinhala Buddhist

Cult Terrorism

Aleph (Aum Shinrikyo)

Members of Aum Shinrikyo released sarin gas in the Tokyo subway system in 1995.  Twelve commuters died from the attack, thousands of other were also affected by the sarin gas.[1]

References

  1. http://www.japan-101.com/culture/sarin_gas_attack_on_the_tokyo_su.htm

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