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What is terrorism?

Aftermath of terrorist attack on Bombay

Terrorism is the use of violence and intimidation to achieve political ends.

Terrorists want to change the way governments and politicians behave.

They do not do this by voting or by trying to convince people of their arguments.

They do it by frightening people into behaving the way the terrorists want.

Guide to Terrorism