'Terrorism' has been referred to as 'Extremism' a gazillion times and perhaps that definition given to it can be considered because it defines the mindset behind it and the reasons why it is employed. Human life is of no value under the mindset of an individual who has been brainwashed with such intensity that he is convinced to relinquish his own life along with others. Carnage can never be the best vengeance or perhaps a way to prove the dignity of any religion because every religion promotes peace and conservation of Human life in the best way possible. Sometimes it's even hard to make out what this concept holds for us in reality besides bloodshed and fear; nevertheless what's worth looking into is the motive of these people who become a part of this horrid world (Linden, 2006).
Terrorism in the most apparent manner has taken place globally in the form of Bomb blasts, which are also categorized into many forms such as suicide bombing and planted bombs with detonators which gives the terrorists an open opportunity to press the button to immense carnage bearing in mind the right time and place while having a particular target. After the horrific attacks that took place in New York, an active response was given back to 'Terrorism' in the form of 'War on terrorism' led by the United States of America and the purpose of which is to fight back with all the courage and to do whatever it takes to eradicate terrorism and related crimes. Many leading countries are now a part of the 'War on Terrorism' in order to face the challenges and primarily to save humanity from such ugly theories and viewpoints becoming reality (Halper & Clarke, 2004).
The effects of Terrorism on the Muslim World:
Terrorism, over the years has been able to affect the connection between human beings which is mostly characterized by religion, creed, political parties etc. Unfortunately, terrorism has had a history of touching the religious grounds mostly and by far Islam has been faced by a number of controversies and false accusations questioning the sanctity of the religion and how it has been nurturing the roots of terrorism. However, the aftermath of the September 11th attacks include widely the affects of terrorism on the Muslim world and how people generally behaved towards Muslims after these attacks. Consequently, Muslims living in America became an object of discrimination and their faith was questioned (Halper & Clarke, 2004).
The question that has been raised since the time these attacks took place is if the Muslims living in America ever raised their voices against terrorism and publicly condemned these attacks by helping within organizations to eradicate terrorism, the answer to which is that a number of Muslims became a part of this upheaval and faced these difficult times united with Americans forgetting their national backgrounds. Muslim Organizations within America voted against these attacks and helped them through this time (Halper & Clarke, 2004).
Numerous Islamic countries within the need of cooperation with the United States of America presented Legislation against terrorism and assisted in hunting down the people who were convicted of having a connection with the Al-Qaeda.