A critical analysis of the causes of international terrorism. A case study of Kenya’s responses 1998- 2006
Past and recent international terrorist attacks have been focused on the west, their allies and interests. This paper examines the genesis of international terrorism, its links, if any with religion, psychological make-ups, and the West's hegemonic influence on the world society. It looks at possible causes and measures collectively taken to combat terrorism. Of particular interest is the advancement on terrorist activities with modem technology. Methods of perpetrating terrorist activities are highly technical and not merely bombings and high-jacking. The internet and cyber terrorism are with us. The fear of terrorist getting access to weapons of mass destruction is becoming more real with every stroke of a second. Global anti-terrorism in will have to address the following: the role of the mass media in articulating the necessary democratic values that world ••• "f should pursue, the role and responsibility •of the religious leaders and teachers of Islam as to what to teach and what to refrain from teaching. The aim should be to stick to non- violence, peace, tolerance, and the promotion of a progressive society ideals in their sermons and teachings. You cannot teach violence, champion a hatred campaign and bigotry in the Madras's and v live in peace and tranquility with all your neighbors, enemies and friends. Violence begets violence, the rule of law and fighting corruption in government will have to be addressed even if it means instituting some legal reforms. A comprehensive legal framework that deals with terrorist groups, , those who harbor them, their financiers, should be fully addressed. This will be a bold decision for all counties without which objectives will not be met, and the war against terrorism will not be worn .