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Acts of Violence
Acts of Violence
Violent acts have been on the rise across the world. They range from acts of terrorism to government sponsored acts. There are different factors behind these events with some being similar while others vary depending on whether it is an act of terrorism or government sponsored initiative. Variance in the causal factors may also be attributed to situational factors or disposition towards certain forms of violent acts. These factors also revolve around religion and politics. Both forms are common and threaten the peace and stability of nations. To fully understand the nature of these forms of violence, one needs to look at their real causes, their similarities, and factors that promote them.
There are several similarities between terrorist acts and government sponsored violence in terms of the contributing factors. One of these is seeking dominance. A minority group may want to gain power and a have significant say on matters relating to the governance of a country or a religion to be made the state religion (Stout, 304). Such violent acts result from a feeling of marginalization, oppression or discrimination. For instance, some of the terrorist activities conducted by the members of the Islamic faith are usually meant to scare some of the nations that are mainly made up of Christians. An example of this is in the terrorist attacks carried out in Germany against innocent people to demand constitutional recognition of the hijab (a veil wrapped around an Islamic lady’s head to hide their identity) as part of the school uniform for Muslim lady students. On the other hand, the violence propagated against Islamists in Egypt by the secular government was seen as an attempt by the state to suppress the influence of the Islam religion in the country.
There are also differences with regard to the contributing factors when it comes to terrorism and state sponsored violence. Terrorism is mainly a result of a motivation to undermine the control of the state. One can use this motivation to explain the United States’ indepe.............
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