What can make you a terrorist?

United States
September 16, 2010 9:13pm CST
If you were a terrorist what got you into it? I know most of you are not terrorist yourselves but if you think like a terrorist what would be the things going around inside your head? Why are you terrorizing people, countries, etc? Maybe if we understood how they think maybe we could get an understanding of why they do acts we find as terrorism. Understanding is what I consider peace. I'm testing your imaginations.
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@mac1946 (1602)
• Calgary, Alberta
17 Sep 10
This basically is a very easy question to answer,virtually all terrorists are doing what their religious leaders are telling them is right,and being fanatical religious people(brain washed)in believing every word in their "bible",they will be highly rewarded for killing their enemy,even at the cost of their own lives. Unfortunately,in todays world,this is the new way to conduct war. Go as far back into history as you like,and you will see,this is how some people have always subjugated people.
• United States
17 Sep 10
You got some point there but I'm asking you for yourself not for why terrorist are this and that. I'm testing your imagination. I'm sorry you answered a different question from mine. Or maybe you are a dictator and what you think is right all the time and you think it is applicable for everybody. I used the word "you" in my question so you wouldn't miss it but you did. If this was a test you would have failed it. I hope you can answer back, I'm giving you a retake opportunity.
@mac1946 (1602)
• Calgary, Alberta
21 Sep 10
You are so right,I did take it wrong. Ok,what would turn me into a terrorist? Terrorism,this is a word used to describe a person or person's that are willing to kill themselves so long as they can take others with them,I will not ever do that,but I could be called a terrorist by some,as I am or was a trained soldier. I have and could again kill what I would class as an enemy. I am very good at hiding and killing without being seen,so this style of killing could be called creating terror for those in the area as they would not know,who is next. Just so you know,if I really wished,I could very easily become a terrorist,just give me a reason. I hope this is more in line with your wishes.
• United States
21 Sep 10
I guess you don't have a reason to become one or you can't think like one. I think anyone is capable of killing and terrorizing, even kids so I am saying anyone can become a terrorist. Serial killers are not trained, well, most of them are not. Have a nice day.
• United States
17 Sep 10
The one thing that would make me a terrorist is hopelessness.If everything I ever wanted was taken from me. So I have nothing and therefore nothing to lose. So why not destroy the world around me?
• United States
17 Sep 10
That is not terrorism in my view, that is just being crazy and your aim is not to terrorize but to destroy everything. Well, that is you.
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
17 Sep 10
Its a rather difficult question to answer as i just cannot think like a terrorist,but i`ll try. To become a terrorist or think like one i would have to be completely brainwashed by some ideology which appeals to my heart. First of all i would have to be convinced by it and accept it both on the mental and emotional level.Or it should be something i fiercely and passionaitely believe in.Most terrorists usually come from a poor background and they are told by their seniors that if they are killed they will go straight to heaven and that they should not worry as their families will be taken care of for their entire lifetime.However nowadays more and more educated people are coming into the terrorist fold which is disconcerting since one would expect them to think rationally and not behave like a fanatic.Usually people take to terrorism due to causes that affect their normal live, frustration with government policies or anger at forign government treatment of their country.These are some of the factors that go into becoming a terrorist.