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I think we should add 'new terrorism' under the broad heading of terrorism. It is widely accepted within scholarly and policy circles we are in the midst of confronting something fundamentally different to the terrorisms of old.

Add link to Terrorism and internet article Blade8603 (talk) 13:34, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

The linking of civil disorder and terrorism is tenuous at the least.


Fourth generation warfareEdit

Does anyone else think Fourth generation warfare is not established enough in scholarship to warrant being prominently featured in the 2nd sentence of the lead? Seraphimsystem (talk) 09:26, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi. I removed this when reformed the lead a few months ago, not knowing you had made a discussion about it on the talk page, so no worries here anymore. SpikeballUnion (talk) 14:29, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Intimate Partner ViolenceEdit

Hard to believe the terrorism article is in this condition. Intimate Partner Violence has its own page, I don't think the terrorism article is the right place to discuss every kind of violence and should be limited to politically/ideologically motivated which is the general definition we are working with. Does anyone object to my removing this section? Seraphimsystem (talk) 03:08, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Terrorism is Least Common in the Most Democratic NationsEdit

The sources cited don't really support the conclusion that this is a "General rule," they primarily deal with the relationship between economics and terrorism - the first source does say the data "suggests" a non-monotonic relationship between political freedom and terrorism for countries that are in transition, but it can't be taken to imply causation - please show me a WP:RS that says "terrorism is least common in the most democratic countries"

The next statement "However, one study suggests that suicide attacks may be an exception to this general rule" may be unsupported WP:SYNTH The argument doesn't sound WP:NPOV, it seems to be cherry picking from source material to argue a particular pov - maybe more context can improve this. Does anyone want to comment before I edit? Seraphimsystem (talk) 09:27, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

The London Underground Bombing PhotoEdit

I am removing this photo for possible copy right problems, the link provided on Wikicommons to confirm the Creative Commons license is a dead link. I am new and I'm not sure what the proper way to follow up on this is. If I've done something wrong please leave a note here or on my talk page. Thanks Seraphimsystem (talk) 04:17, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

The Photos in this Article and Unregistered EditsEdit

Does anyone object to attempting to make the photos in this article reflect the content of the text they appear next to? Right now it is just photos of random terrorist attacks that have no connection to the text they appear beside. For example, the religious terrorism section I am editing, someone keeps adding a photo of London next to text that 80% of deaths from terrorism occured in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria in 2013. I think the photo should reflect this reality, not be a photo of London. I have moved the Duma arson photo to appear beside the discussion on Jewish religious terrorism, as I think this issue is extremely significant, especially in Israel. It is not ok to say the London attack is "more important" or "more representative" just because you feel like it, when the section does not mention London even once. Also, since my adding Duma seems to have attracted attention from unregistered socks that have no edits other then replacing the Duma photo with photos of London, I think maybe we should consider semi-protecting this page for registered IPs only. Its a C-Class vital article and I am trying to improve it, without putting WP:UNDUE weight on any one issue, but I am not happy about unregistered socks making edits that don't make sense and are obviously solely motivated by politics. Seraphimsystem (talk) 22:05, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

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