It exists many different types of terrorists. Here's some examples on organizations that does terrorism: ISIS, Al-Qaeda, IRA, Army Of God, Hamas etc.
Most terrorists does both bad actions and have intentions that doesn't make sense at all, but it do exist terrorists that may have some good intentions as well. I think terrorists do bad actions, but not everyone are entirely bad. The intention counts too. But pacifistic solutions is the best one, but not everyone believes in it sadly. The terrorists during the French revolution wanted freedom, In the US in the past some wanted to free the slaves and some people fought against segregation though terrorism around the world. Some bombers does it to save innocent children.
- Yes (Explain why, please)
- No, sometimes it's necessary (Explain why, please)
- The intention may be good, but the action would always be bad (Explain why)
- Other (Explain what and why)
Most Helpful Girls
There's no thing as good or bad on this world. They do bad things. They take Some of the terrorists family as hostage and make them to kill or explode themselves in order to save them. Or they are being brain washed into this thinking if they die when they kill others they'll go to heaven. Or god wants them to do this. They don't actually understand what they do is bad. They believe in something and they do what they think is right.1
I had a discussion with a coworker the other day about terrorism, religion, intentions, etc., and I played the devil's advocate. I'll leave religion out of it, but I will say that every person who commits a terrorist act believes the resulting carnage will benefit whatever their cause is. They believe they're doing the right thing, however cruel the action may be. I will never defend the actions of terrorists, but in an attempt to understand them, I came to the conclusion that in their eyes, they are right, and they believe what they are doing is right. Generally, I personally consider anyone who intentionally harms innocent people a bad person, but I will say that I understand the difference in thought between myself and people who can commit such atrocities. I don't believe they are all bad people. I believe many are severely misinformed people who are desperately trying to do the right thing in the worst possible wrong way.3
Most Helpful Guys
What do you mean by bad? What do you mean by terrorist? In general I'd say yes, but I don't think that the slaves who revolted and ended up killing their slave master are necessarily wrong. I don't think a person who kills another in self defense is immoral. I don't think rebels who throw off an oppressive government are necessarily bad. Life is complex.
I haven't answered the poll yet.2
I always loved Christian Bale's example of Moses and how he would be considered a terorrist in today's world.
I think terrorism and whether its a noble cause or not can vary. I mean the Rebels in Star Wars were terrorists (first example that came to mind, sorry that its not a real world one). So no, I think terroism is defined as good or bad depending entirely on your place in the world. If you're the victim then its bad but if its for your cause then suddenly its labelled things like "freedom fighting" or any other term that isn't "terrorism".4