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There are six different types of terrorism. They are anarchist terrorism, state-sponsored terrorism, right wing terrorism, left wing terrorism, religious terrorism, and nationalist terrorism.
Anarchist terrorism was a major global phenomenon from the 1870s to 1920. A young Hungarian refugee killed President William McKinley who was persuaded to by anarchist sentiment in 1901.
Iran accused Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria of supporting terrorism. The Abu Nidal Organization is an example of state-sponsored terrorism.
RIGHT WING TERRORISM
Right wing terrorism is one of the least organized terrorists. They attack immigrants and refugees.
LEFT WING TERRORISM
Left wing terrorism limits the use of violence, but destroys the democracy and take over with socialist or communist regime. They also stay away from harming victims. Baader-Meinhof Group, the Japanese Red Army, Weathermen, and the Red Brigades are all examples of left wing terrorism.
Religious terrorism attack large numbers of their enemy. They use violence as their strategy. Here are some examples of religious terrorism: Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, Aum Shinrikyo.
Nationalist terrorists use violence. These terrorists are usually successful at getting people’s sympathy because they try to fight for "national liberation”. Irish Republican Army, Basque Fatherland and Liberty, and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party are examples of nationalist terrorism.
Narcoterrorism is another type of terrorism that has to do with drugs. Some terrorist groups such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, United Self-Defense Forces of Columbia, National Liberation Army, Shining Path, Kurdistan Workers’ Party, Hezbollah, Al-Queda (Taliban), Real IRA, and Basque Fatherland and Liberty, use narcoterrorism. Because nearly every terrorist group today uses narcoterrorism, experts think that the word is nonspecific.
Cyberterrorism is a type of terrorism that uses computers and network. Usually, small terrorist groups use cyberterrorism. Experts have only identified Aum Shinrikyo and the Tamil Tigers of using cyberterrorism so far. These two terrorist groups usually use cyberterrorism to fail the computer security, or to show off their technical abilities. Cyberterrorism can allow disruptions in military communications and even electrical power. Some ways that cyberterrorism is demonstrated can be by controlling from a distance electrical things such as dams or power plants. Another way cyberterrorism can be used is by destroying the actual machine that contains the electronic information. What can you do to lessen the vulnerability to cyberterrorism? Well, experts recommend individual computer users to use virus protection software and also to stay away from strange emails and computer programs.