The paper “ Factors That Contributed to the Rising of Terrorism in Israel by Lutz and Lutz” is a fascinating variant on book review on the military. Chapter five of the Global Terrorism book reveals several causes of terrorism, especially in Israel. It also gives clear details of the factors that contributed to the rising and increase of terrorism in Israel during the post-world war two period. Chapter five of this book has majored in the title -Religious Justification for Terrorism. This chapter also deals with Terrorism and the world’ s religions(Lutz, 2004). The chapter has also expounded its meanings and themes through the following case studies: 1.The Zealots in Judea2.The Sikhs and Khalistan3.Aum Shinrikyo (Supreme Truth)4.Hizballah5.Anti-abortion activities in the United States6.Al Qaeda and the global jihad The six case studies clear give us very important information on the factors that lead to a rise of terrorism in Israel during the post-world war period.
The first factor that has come out clear here is religion. There are several religions in Israel. These several religions vary from each other greatly in beliefs and practices. Religious difference is seen with the Christians and Islam or the Muslims.
These religious differences greatly contributed to the rise of terrorism. People see their religion as perfect and the best, therefore, find it hard to tolerate other religions (Lutz, 2004). War also is a very important factor that led to the rise of terrorism. During the post-world war two period, there were lots of wars. These wars that were experienced in Israel greatly contributed to the rise of terrorism. Other key factors that chapter five reveals include the presence of militia groups such as Al Qaeda.
These militia groups are the ones which facilitated terrorism in Israel and other parts of the world. Al Qaeda is a murderous group of terrorists who facilitates terrorist activities such as bombings, kidnaps, and murder of people. The west is considered as super nations especially America. There are several reasons why the west should involve themselves in combatting terrorism in Israel (Lutz, 2004). The first reason why the west should involve themselves in combating terrorism against Israel is for the sake of peace. When a nation is countered by heavy terrorist activities such as bombings and terror attacks there will be no peace.
The west should, therefore, join hands with Israel to fight these terrorism activities. Militia groups such as Al Qaeda are after destabilizing nations with their terrorism activities. The second reason why the west should involve themselves is that they have the best-required weaponry and machinery. They also have qualified experienced and the best skilled personal in terrorism. Terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda have sophisticated machinery and weaponry. It, therefore, needs a great approach to combat them. The west, therefore, is in a good position to combat them.
The west also has the best technology required to counter this terrorist. Technology is greatly important in countering terrorists. This is ideally the terrorist also use technology in their activities and plans. Due to all these reasons the west should, therefore, involve themselves in the fight against terrorists. Terrorist activities should be discouraged and diminished by all means in all the nations of the world. Israel is just but an example. The assist that the west will give to Israel will be very significant to not only Israel as a nation but also to the whole world.
I therefore greatly recommend that the west give backup and support to Israel in this fight against Al Qaeda and other militia and terror groups in the world (Lutz, 2004).
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