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  2. 2. Recent terrorist attacks <ul><li>Mumbai / India bombings 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>London 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Bali 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>New York 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>These are the terrorist attacks that we have heard the most about in the Media. </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHAT IS TERRORISM ? <ul><li>What are the first words that come into your head when you think of a terrorist attack? </li></ul>
  4. 4. MEDIA and Terrorism <ul><li>What are some of the scenes or pictures that you think of when you think of terrorism. Why? </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>What do these images make you think about terrorists or terrorist acts? </li></ul><ul><li>How do they influence what we think? </li></ul>
  6. 8. Defining terrorism <ul><li>So what is terrorism? </li></ul><ul><li>There is no exact definition of what terrorism is. </li></ul><ul><li>Some common definitions are: </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>..terrorist acts are in any circumstance unjustifiable, whatever the considerations of a political, philosophical, ideological, racial, ethnic, religious or of any other nature that may be invoked to justify them... (Declaration on Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism) </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Terrorism is the use or threat of violence, to create a climate of fear in a given population. Terrorist violence targets individuals and groups, governments, political parties, corporations, media enterprises and often ethnic or religious groups.. </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>Terrorism is the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion. </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>U.S. FBI's definition: &quot;Terrorism is the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.&quot; </li></ul>
  11. 13. COMMON IDEAS <ul><li>Instilling Fear </li></ul><ul><li>Mass murder </li></ul><ul><li>Fighting against governments </li></ul><ul><li>Intimidation (coercion) </li></ul>
  12. 14. If you live in Afghanistan <ul><li>What are some words that you would connect with a terrorist attack? </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>Success </li></ul><ul><li>Happy </li></ul><ul><li>Redemption </li></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>There are two sides of each action! </li></ul>
  15. 17. Reason for terrorist acts! <ul><li>Religious : The belief that suicide bombers/ offenders are doing these act in the name of their god. That they will receive a place in heaven with many rewards. </li></ul><ul><li>Against the way of life: The western way of life. Too greedy. </li></ul><ul><li>Political: Working for the good of their government or the needs of their country. </li></ul>
  16. 18. ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Research one of the terrorist activities in detail and answer the question sheet. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a newspaper article the day after a terrorist attack occurred at the MCG, Upper Yarra Secondary College, Westgate Bridge or student’s choice. </li></ul>
  17. 19. <ul><li>Write a speech that you would say if you were the leader of the country just after a terrorist attack. Address this to a nation and at the terrorist offenders (Like Blair’s speech). </li></ul><ul><li>Fighting terrorism activity sheet. Read ‘ Fighting terrorism’ and fill in the For and Against sheet, using the information or ideas you have gained from the fighting terrorism sheet. </li></ul>