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Terror Attacks Cause Anger and Hatreds


Terror Attacks Cause Anger and Hatreds

Every day seems to launch a new global wave of bloody murders across the world Including developed countries of the world equipped with modern security features while thousands of innocent men, women and children dead or broken, truck , ax, handgun, machete, bomb and etc. The victims have included families out for a national celebration, teenagers hanging out for entertaining activities, tourists on a train and the people striking for justice likewise a number of defenseless handicaps killed by an insane in Japan. Four of last seven attackers in less than two weeks professed loyalty to the Daesh or ISIL, but none appear to have been directed by the radical group, and all of the assaults seemed to blur the line between ideological terrorism and violence driven by anger, grudge or mental instability.
complicated. The lack of straightforward answers has made things trickier at a time of political flux in Europe. Even before the latest string of attacks, the Continent was seeing a rise in nationalist and anti-immigrant sentiment, and far-right parties were using the atmosphere to try to gain new legitimacy and power. Populist, anti-immigration sentiment was a powerful factor in Britain’s vote last month to leave the Union.
The recent surge in high-profile violence has only given further opportunities to those who advocate taking a tougher line on immigration by Muslims, in many ways echoing the platform being promoted by Donald J. Trump in his presidential campaign in the United States.
In France, which displayed remarkable unity after two terrorist attacks in 2015, there has been growing political infighting and finger-pointing since the July 14 attack in Nice that killed 84 people.
In Germany, the latest attacks have further strained ties between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party and its ally in the southern state of Bavaria, where there has long been simmering opposition to her decision last year to admit one million asylum seekers.

Concern about the security and social ramifications of a new surge in migrants coming to Europe from Syria, Afghanistan and other poor and war-torn countries has left the European Union in dealing with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey as he cracks down on opponents in the wake of a failed coup this month. Mr. Erdogan had agreed to a deal with the European Union to hold back the tide of asylum seekers, a deal that Europe is deeply reluctant to endanger, especially with new security concerns attached to the migrants.
The same sorts of attacks have occurred elsewhere, including last month in Florida. But the concentration of attacks over less than two weeks in Europe has given the issue particular resonance on the Continent. Finding answers is in part a familiar security and intelligence challenge. But it is also in some cases a problem of immigration, assimilation and tolerance. And it is a reminder of the lure of the burst of fame, or infamy, available to troubled, violence-prone people in an age of social media and instant global communication. “If you turn every individual into a self-contained agent, some will take unpleasant initiatives and act out their fantasies in real time, but they still feel the need for an anchoring identity,” said François Heisbourg, chairman of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. For some, he said, about jihad. “It can happen in Orlando and Nice,” he said, “and without a lot of prior consultation or structure or networking.”
Ali Sonboly, the 18-year-old who killed nine people in Munich last Friday, may have been Iranian-German, but he took his inspiration in part from Anders Behring Breivik’s massacre five years ago in Oslo, Norway, which was driven by the hatred of a white supremacist. Mr. Sonboly “wanted to make his mark as an individual” by hacking into Facebook to entice people to McDonald’s, “the intertwining of complete barbarity and utter modernism,” Mr. Heisbourg said. Mr. Sonboly was acting not as a state or an organization but as an individual, and individual actors are extremely hard for security services to stop. Yet their individual acts, captured on smart phones and sent around the world, can resonate louder than any gunshot or explosion.
The attack in Nice, France, was carried out by a Tunisian-born man with a rented truck. It has set off a new battle over blame and added another volatile element to the early stages of a presidential campaign where the governing Socialists, led by President François Hollande, are falling further behind the right and far-right.

Consider the views about universal successive terror attacks, the first thing found in common is the public anger against inability of the governments: It can interpret as doubt about police efficiency to keep people safe in spite of having access to advanced security features or lack of strong political determination in fighting terrorism rather than use them as remotely-controlled weapon. The second problem seems to be ordinary; terror attacks are committed by young men between 18 and 30, many with psychological and/or social problems, responding to a need to punish everyone for perceived injustices. But the last thing is the increase of Islam-phobia and prejudice about Islam widely denounced in western countries. Anyway, terrorism is a global challenge and the worst enemy of brotherhood, development, healthy and a peaceful world. It is strongly needed to an international definition about terrorism and agreement on a common strategy to entirely erase the world from the existence of spreading plague of current era.

Mohammad Zahir Akbari is the newly emerging writer of the Daily Outlook Afghanistan. He can be reached at mohammadzahirakbari@ gmail.com

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