Describe the psychological and behavioral factors of terrorism-HLSS WK2

Forum 2 expands on Course Objective 1 and addresses the conflict between secular government and religious extremists is Pakistan. It is situation that could take a generation to resolve but the article includes a potential approach that could help reconcile the conflict over time.


Numerous issues have served as a basis for terrorism throughout the years, one of the more prevalent being religion. This week, we will examine the impact religion has upon the mindset of individuals, issues that result in such violence in today’s world.


CO-1: Describe the psychological and behavioral factors of terrorism.



In the article, Pakistan’s Deadly Struggles with Politics and Religion, an account is offered of an assassination of a politician by a member of his own security detail, an event greatly influenced by the issue of religion. Therefore, how would you explain the impact religion has upon the mindset of those individuals that carry out such violent, terrorist actions?


Instructions: Fully utilize the materials that have been provided to you in order to support your response.Your initial post should be at least 350 words. Please respond to at least two other students. Responses should be a minimum of 150 words and include direct questions. You may challenge, support or supplement another student’s answer using the terms, concepts and theories from the required readings. Also, do not be afraid to respectfully disagree where you feel appropriate; as this should be part of your analysis process at this academic level.


Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas. Sources utilized to support answers are to be cited in accordance with the APA writing style within your post, as well as an adjoining reference list. Refer to grading rubric for additional details concerning grading criteria.

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