Terrorism as War

By S.K Awasthi
September 2009
MD Publications
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9788175332041
291 pages
$49.50 Hardcover

Terrorism is, most simply, policy intended to intimidate or cause terror.It is more commonly understood as an act which is intended to create fear, is perpetrated for an ideological goal,and deliberately targets non-combatants.Some definitions also include acts of unlawful violence or unconventional warfare, but at present, there is no internationally agreed upon definition of terrorism.

Those labelled "terrorists" identify themselves as such separatist,freedom fighter, liberator, revolutionary, vigilante, militant, paramilitary,guerrilla, rebel or any similar meaning word in other languages and cultures.Jihadi, mujaheddin, and fedayeen are similar Arabic words which have entered the English lexicon.Terrorism is the use of force or violence against person or property to create fear among the public or try to convince citizens and government that they are powerless to prevent them, and uses biological and chemical weapons to terrorize unprotected civilians in order to get their demands fulfilled.


Return to Coronet Books main page