Tagged Terrorism

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This is What a Terrorist Looks Like

By Rory Hibbler This article originally appeared in GPR’s Spring 2016 magazine. GPR chose to repost it in light of the recent airport attack in Istanbul, and the attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Every act of terrorism in a developed, Western society seems to shake the world to its core. The attacks of September…


Opinion: Is the Sound of Silence Loud Enough?

By Ariel Pinsky Last Monday, Athens Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) staged a walkout at an event hosted by Dawgs for Israel and StandWithUs at UGA’s Journalism Building. Dawgs for Israel had invited two soldiers from the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) to speak to UGA students and faculty about the current situation in the…


Killing the Messenger: A Look into Pakistan’s Dying Journalists

By: Faiz Ali Saulat Countries in Southwest Asia, particularly Pakistan, face extreme problems with corruption, domestic terror groups, a lack of general security within the public, and hostile environments for media coverage. Pakistan is facing a crisis whereby terrorist organizations are silencing the public voice and pressuring the national media to choose biased reporting over honest…

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Failed States: Tyrants or Terrorists?

The greatest problem facing the Middle East today is the prevalence of failed states. These states lack the capacity to govern, police, and protect the entirety of their territories and peoples. The result is civil conflict, widespread violence, and porous borders. Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign in Yemen, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’s…

Residents of Baga gather to bury their deceased relatives after the Baga massacre.

Charlie Hebdo & Nigeria: How Boko Haram Continually Evades Terror Talk

2015 began with a resurgence of international terrorism. Within the first week of the year, the Charlie Hebdo magazine headquarters were attacked by two gunmen, killing 12 employees. The attack was heavily discussed in the media and described by French President François Hollande as a “terrorist attack of the most extreme barbarity.” The international community…

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Terrorism 2.0: ISIL’s New Brand of Terrorism

ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, has shifted from attacking humans to attacking humanity in a broader sense, and while the distinction may seem small, the implications are terrifyingly large. The world is used to terrorist organizations driven by hatred for the West and carrying out attacks accordingly, but ISIL is motivated…

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Western Education Is Wrong About Boko Haram

By Melanie Kent In May 2014, the #bringbackourgirls campaign brought global attention to Boko Haram’s capture of more than 275 Nigerian girls from a school in Chibok. But the international spotlight left the center of terrorist activity as the months dragged on and the obvious solutions failed. Funds, weapons, international pressure, government statements, even domestic…


A Tale of Two Terrorists

By: Cait Felt The newfound terrorist group ISIL seems to be all that politicians and news anchors want to talk about lately, and the organization is indeed reasonably terrifying. From its strict and manipulated ideology to the swift rise in power the supposed-Caliph Abu Bakr Baghdadi has achieved. ISIL is certainly something that Americans should…

Displaced Yazidis, persecuted by ISIS, flee their homes.

Looking for a Lead

By: Matt Oldham On July 17, 2014 the world witnessed the newest chapter in aerial terrorism. This was not an airliner that exploded over a city or slammed into a building; it was was an attack on a 298 passenger commercial airline en route from Amsterdam to Malaysia that claimed the lives of all the…

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