Why Terrorism is Increasing

Brian Blakemore

Terrorism is a violent form of Extremism that comprises a significant and continuing threat to society. The history of extremism is commonly seen as including those driven by a strong belief or those wanting to improve conditions for the underdog whether people or in modern time’s animals. However terror can be state or intuitionally led and inspired.

In European history there are numerous examples of philosophies and beliefs driving extremism and terrorism in this wider definition for example the Christian religious war of the Crusades which were countered by a Jihadist war of the Muslims.