terrorism terrorism  /ˈtɛ rə ˌrɪ zəm/


  • (n) the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear



  1. You could call George Habash, a Palestinian leader who died in Amman on Saturday at the age of 82, the godfather of Middle East terrorism.
  2. Acts of terrorism may be isolated, but sometimes they add up to an epidemic of violence.
  3. He owns terrorism, they say.


  1. Anti-terrorism training at Fort Gordon helps soldiers prepare for worst-case scenarios

    If you live out at Fort Gordon, you can expect a lot of delays at the gates this week. They're having anti-terrorism drills all week long.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: News 12 Augusta

  2. Ending Terrorism a Challenge for PTI in Pakistan Province

    Sumeera Riaz, written for UPI.com The new PTI-led government in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province faces a challenge in carrying out PTI's promise to end terrorism and restore law and order.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. Airmic and Willis Terrorism Review Explores the Scope and Cover Offered by Insurance Schemes Around the World

    LONDON -- Several of the world's long-established terrorism insurance schemes were set up to deal with a different terrorism threat than is predominant today, according to a new technical guide produced ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "They further reflect the effectiveness of mutual investigations and cooperation with our global partners in disrupting terrorism threats," he said.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: David S. Kris Source: The Hindu

  2. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Mr Brown said: "We have strong reason to believe that a British citizen, Edwin Dyer, has been murdered by an al-Qaeda cell in Mali. I utterly condemn this appalling and barbaric act of terrorism. My thoughts are...
    on Jun 2, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: BBC News

  3. "The threat of terrorism faced by the United States and the European Union continues and, with this agreement, all of our citizens will be safer," Obama said in a statement.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: USA Today

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