In my essay I would like to
speculate upon the topic of terrorism and counterterrorism policy provided by
the global community. I have chosen this issue because Kazakhstan as many other
countries around the globe encountered it in 2016. Nowadays, terrorism is
considered to be one of the most dangerous security problems that undermines
people’s main principles and universal values that we share such as freedom,
faith, and love. Countries from all continents suffer from this uncontrollable enemy.
This essay will discuss the most serious security problem arising today, and
also ways in which the situation can be improved.
Over the last twenty years
the problem of terrorism has been constantly rising. We all remember 9/11, the
day that has become a turning point in the human history. Since that moment, in
the different parts of the world innocent civilians are being terrorized by
bandits. According to the Global Terrorism Index, in 2015 nearly three quarters
of all deaths from terrorism acts was organized by Islamic extremist groups. That
is, such jihadist terroristic organizations as Al-Qaeda and ISIL threaten all
the nations. Mostly, terrorists use interpretations of Islam that are
incompatible with the values of religious tolerance, mutual respect and human
dignity. This kind of strategy leads to misunderstanding the real principles of
Islam in the non-muslim world.
These days the list of
countries fighting against common enemy continues to grow because terrorism has
neither nationality, nor religion. As Barack Obama mentioned in his speech, 65
countries has already joined coalition directed to accelerate effort to destroy
ISIL and other terroristic groups. It is impossible to overpower terrorism by
forces of one country, thus, we should fight for liberty, truth and justice,
for people’s lives and future of our civilization together. At first, after the
end of the war in Syria international community should prevent spreading wrong ideology
of Islam. The step to eradicate the issue of religious terrorism is to teach
students from the very beginning, from elementary school. That would make
people more educated in issues concerning religion and confession. From my
point of view, secondly, world leaders shall urge hi-tech to make it harder for
terrorists to use technology to escape from justice. In addition to these
measures, I consider general well-being as a main remedy to avoid being engaged
in aforementioned terroristic groups. It is meant that poverty causes many
problems and terrorism is one of them.
It is logical to conclude
that in order for humanity to be safe from any manifestations of terrorism is
to work cooperatively and to address this challenge together.