Terrorism and pandemics

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A man walks past a wall with murals commemorating 9/11 in the Bronx, New York City, New York state, USA on September 10 – Photo: Reuters

Even knowing that it was a terrible terrorist attack caused by Osama Bin Laden’s al Qaeda organization, people are still helpless to explain why it is possible to think of a way to cause unimaginable brutality. so iconic.

Now, the world in general has a better understanding of “radical Islamic terrorism”. They are organizations that bring together people who consider their original Islamic faith – a faith founded more than 14 centuries ago – as supreme, above all but Islam.

Those people consider themselves to have a “divine mission” to carry out “holy war” (Jihad) to cover the faith of Allah all over the world.

It has been 20 years since the United States launched the global war against radical Islamic terrorism. The war has been joined by all members of the United Nations in different forms and levels, because they are all aware that international terrorism is a common threat to mankind – one of the most important security challenges in the world. tradition that no one can stand aside.

And also through the 20 years of the war on international terrorism, there are more clear perceptions about this kind of challenge. Terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden was killed in 2011, but not long after that gave birth to another force calling itself the “Islamic State” (IS) of Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in Syria – Iraq. IS claims to be “pure original Islam” than al Qaeda!

The US has launched a war to destroy ISIS since 2014 and has basically eliminated this force in 2017. But “radical Islamic terrorism” has not been eradicated, even grown wider, if counted. about the area of ​​operation.

Even under the name IS, al Qaeda or something else, one can find them present on all continents. They still have bases in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Southeast Asia, West Africa, East Africa, Egypt’s Sinai… There have been “lone wolf” killings by members of the groups. This group causes in Europe, America, Australia…

It is clear that using military force alone cannot eliminate “radical Islamic terrorism”.

Recalling the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack after 20 years, it was at the right time that humanity was facing a new global “invisible terror” called the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of people have died and hundreds of millions have contracted this evil virus in less than two years.

Terrorism and pandemics force humanity to deal with it, and no one can be indifferent.


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