Threaded 1

The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this week on the basis of the course competencies covered.

For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned.

To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ initial postings. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Cite sources in your responses to other classmates. Complete your participation for this assignment by the end of the week.

Definition of Terrorism

When trying to understand the accurate definition of terrorism, various concepts need to be analyzed.

With reference to this week’s problem statement, utilize the resources provided to you and your own research, and post your responses to the following questions:

  • Are hate crimes acts of terrorism? Why or why not? Provide examples to support your response.
  • How important is extremism in defining terrorism? Why? What are the characteristics of extremists that make them resemble terrorists?
  • How is the definition of terrorism in the United States different from the definition of terrorism in other parts of the world? Why is this so?
  • Can terrorism ever be justified? Why or why not? What do you perceive as the problems in arriving at a universal definition of terrorism?

Cite any sources using APA format on a separate page. Let’s learn how to cite sources using APA guidelines.