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I just started my 4th quater in my CJ degree. One of my classes this term is "Domestic and International Terrorism" I love is so far, really freaky and scary at times, but I love it. Just may change the path I was going to chose. I do like the class, my professor has been in the biz for 24+ years in one (I forget which one)field and 20+ in I. A. for the IRS. I just wanted to know what you guys and gals think about the intense and detailed materials.


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I am also working on my Terrorism class. It has been my toughest class as far as academics go and is pretty intense.

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Terrorism class opened my eyes up to alot of situations American's face everyday. Made me realize how terrorists are watching LE here in the USA and trying to copy the investigator's styles. LE really has to be up on their game to keep outsmarting these ragheads.I hope someday we can capture Osama Bin Laden and make him pay for what he did.

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I have worked in Counter Terrorism for a few years, and I must point out one thing in your reply. DO NOT put too much emphasis on one man. He is a spokesperson and a figurehead for ONE terrorist organisation. Yes, he maybe the most hated of all, but by no means is he the most dangerous. There are plenty waiting in the wings to replace him, and with a desire to upstage him with greater atrocities.

I am pleased to hear these classes have been introduced as part of your degree. The knowledge you gain will be invaluable if ever called upon.

Just to show the level of threat that these terrorists pose to every country involved in the fight against terrorism, here is a list of groups that our governments see as the main threats.

Abu Nidal Organization (ANO)
Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)
Al Qaeda
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade
Al-Badhr Mujahedin (al-Badr)
Al-Ittihad al-Islami (AIAI)
Al-Jihad (AJ)
Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI)
Ansar al-Sunna (AS)
Armed Islamic Group (GIA)
Asbat al-Ansar
East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM)
Gama'a al-Islamiyya (IG)
HAMAS
Harakat ul-Jihad-I-Islami (HUJI)
Harakat ul-Mujahedin (HUM)
Harakat-ul-Jihad-I-Islami/Bangladesh (HUJI-B)
Hizb-I Islami Gulbuddin (HIG)
Hizballah
Hizbul-Mujahedin (HM)
Islamic Army of Aden (IAA)
Islamic Great Eastern Raiders–Front (IBDA-C)
Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade
Islamic Jihad Group (IJU)
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU)
Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM)
Jamaatul-Mujahedin Bangladesh (JMB)
Jamiat ul-Mujahedin (JUM)
Jemaah Islamiya (JI)
Kahane Chai
Kumpulan Mujahedin Malaysia (KMM)
Lashkar e-Tayyiba (LeT)
Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ)
Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG)
Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group (GICM)
Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK)
Palestine Liberation Front (PLF)
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (PAGAD)
PFLP-GC
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
Rajah Sulaiman Movement (RSM)
Riyadus-Salikhin Reconnaissance and Sabotage
Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC)
Sipah-I-Sahaba/Pakistan (SSP)
Special Purpose Islamic Regiment (SPIR)
Tunisian Combatant Group (TCG)
Turkish Hizballah

Suprised at the numbers?


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I took the "Terrorism" class in 2005. I was surprised about the naivity of my classmates, they thought that the term "terrorism" was introduced on 9/11. I am a German citizen, and terrorism was familiar to me since the Olympiad in Munich in 1972. This critical incident happened just about 30 minutes from my house.......and yes, "Black September" does still exist......after all those years.

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I took a terrorism class, a few months ago. Now I am studying the criminology on terrorism and how they are different from violent offenders...mentally. It's interesting.

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Im glad that all of you students are interested in the terrorist aspect in the modern world. Terrorism has been a part of many societies for hundreds of years. Im sure your teachers/professors have gone back into history (where we rally learn the roots of the modern terrorist movement) and brought you up to today's terrorism threat. Cormac61 you are correct in pointing out that terrorism goes back many years before 9/11. I was in West Germany from 79-80 and at that time you had the Beider Mienhoff gang, the Red brigade etc.. active in Europe and I found it profound that back in the States, people were oblivious to the threat as it had not reached global proportions yet.
Taz, you point out very accurately the extent of the modern global threat, and that is so important especially in our college's as most youth in their early 20's seem to be embracing this pacifist movement ,not knowing that the terrorist's around the world are counting on that lack of immediacy to the threat, to weaken our resolve.
My son is in grad. school and he faces this argument daily as he is a political science major (minor in crim. justice) and he tells me of his encounters in the classroom. Mostly, from liberal professors who made their stance known in the drug induced haze of the 60's anti vietnam era. He is also currently serving in the Army and he finds himself in the minority on these issues.
There is much to learn and many well written books, articles etc. available for backround knowledge. Go to the local library and you will find vast information. Those of you in law enforcement now, I could reccommend some classes/seminars etc. around the country. I attended a terrorism, threat analysis class in Columbus Ohio in 06' that was excellent. From certification as an anylist, to actual explosive training on a live fire range, to some sensative info not fit for publication. This class is given by federal govt. agencies, and is well attended by many (military,fed. agencies, local law etc.) I highly reccomend this class if you are involved in counter terrorism actions.

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I took a class called Violence and Terrorism at California State University at Sacramento.  The class was a definite eye opener.  We each had to do a threat analysis paper on a terrorist organization for a final project.  I wrote my analysis on the Irish Republican Army.  I enjoyed the challenge.  We studied 09/11 and all related terrorist activity in the United States as well as analyzing the situation in the Middle East.  I still have all the books for that class as well as a periodical on terrorism edited by the instructor for being one of the top two scoring individuals on his mid-term.  The instructor was Jim Poland.

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Whats really interesting about being a Political Science major is that we've started to delve a lot into the whole terrorism subject. In my comparative government class we touched base on it and in my international relations class we just had a complete lesson on it.


Just read the book "Future Jihad", which is about the history and future of jihad and its impact on the world and how it began, spread and how to deal with it. A good read.


Even had dinner with Dr. Arya Amirie, who was an advisor the the shah of Iran and President Regan himself and also is the co-founder of an organization promoting and assisting the hiring of minority and women Officers over in Los Angeles. Interesting stuff.

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I took a 3 day, train the trainer covering Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes class that Homeland Security put together and offers at FLETC in Georgia. It was interesting and enjoyed it very much and learned alot. It also covered the history of hate groups like the Aryan Brotherhood and other similar hate groups. I'd certainly recomend it to anyone with an interest in these topics. 


"Niether fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds." Buddha

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One of my classes at Kaplan was on World Conflict....which was centered around terroism....very interesting.


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I'm taking a course an online terrorism class. It is rough. I would like to hear from someone who possibly understands about the connection between terrorism and Ireland.

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Use government cites not Wikepedia...try this one:  http://www.mi5.gov.uk/output/Page391.html....I really liked my course in World Terrorism...if you want to talk further just sign on.


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Thanx for the site. Just went to the site and I see I can get enough information to get me started with my writing assignment that is due in 2hrs!

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Terrorism has been around forever. It's nothing new. It's not about one person and what he and his little friend did to our buildings. We have to learn that its not about one person. We have to prepare ourselves for the worst. They currently don't offer a Terrorism class at the college I go to but I'm looking forward to taking one at the upper division level. We are very sheltered when it comes to terrorism and the way our government handles it everyday.

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the American public should be sheltered from Terrorism.  They should not go around thinking about it.  American police shouldnt even have to deal with terrorism, it should be handled by military personnel in foriegn lands.  If it even becomes an issue in the USA, then the government has failed the people. 


Americans should go about their every day business, eating, drinking, and being merry while Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coasties deal with th problem as far away from the homeland as possible while American law enforcement officers and agencies do what they must to police up the ones the military dont get to kill and somehow make it to the USA....or deal with homegrown terrorists. 

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My school also offers terrorism and homeland defense but I haven't decided whether I'll take that course or not as one of my electives. I don't find it as interesting as the criminal law, and criminal investigations, but that's just me.


 

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Hello Fellow Criminal Justice Students, I have been a CPD C.A.P.S Volunteercourt advocate for 15 years and followed gang crime cases that I consider as terrorism, for example: a general store owner (not an American born citizen) selling knives to teenage gangbanger (foot soldiers). This particular case was 15 years ago and the store owner's wife was only fined $100.00. At first, the store owner refused to pay the fine for his wife , but, the city attorney informed him, his wife would than go to jail for 30 days. The wife, began to cry and begged her husband to pay the fine, so he reluctantly, agreed to pay the fine. I also, as a C.A.P.S. volunteer, I stop into the business' in my district, to ask, if they notice any problems. I am always, vigilant. Next semester, I will sign up for a terrorism class. God Bless ALL.

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i am now in my second quarter of home land security my hole dagree is based on anti  terrorism i love it


 

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Students............take anything and everything you can with regards to Terrorism..........it's not going away anytime soon and the more informed you are the safer you (and your loved ones )  will be !

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For those LEO's out there, FLETC State-and-Local division offers a free anti-terrorism course across the country.  This is an excellent course.  Go to there website and attend the next one that is in your area.

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Yeah im taking terrorism now. Its really scary and distrubing but very interesting. Like how Al Qaida spent like $200,000 for 9/11 and made us spend like 800,000,000,000 after that... its crazy... and im not liking whats going on in the middle east with hezbolah.. scary..