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Definition for Terrorism. One: creating terror.
Definitions of Terrorism: desired effects of terrorism
include having targets blinded by fear,
instilling top 10 fears,
evoking and intensifying fears of death.
Getting over fear, over coming fear? How?

Of course there's more to terrorism than creating terror in those it's aimed at.
However even the name - terrorism - lets us know a huge part of its impact.

Among Top 10 Fears: Muslim Outrage! Effects of Terrorism. Top 10 Fears.
 

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AN ONGOING BARRIER - FEAR
here, fear as a core for any definition for terrorism

 

People often think they know what they're afraid of. According to my observations, often there's a lot we don't know.

China has been extremely repressive of Tibetans. Is the West afraid to speak out. No. Right now (April 8, 2008), there are huge demonstrations underway in the Western world. The Chinese had planned to have the Olympic torch taken country to country. Demonstrators are making that nearly impossible - and using the Chinese plan to stage massive protests against Chinese repression in Tibet.

In other words, people in the West are not afraid - not even of using fire extinguishers against the Olympic flame! People do need to be careful about Western police - but there is clearly no fear that the Chinese will retaliate by bombing Western protesters, hunting them down, putting a price on their heads, etc.

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On the other hand, the same people don't protest against Muslim violence. Instead, I've heard masses of people intone: You mustn't offend anyone's religion. Most often, they're condemning the Danish cartoonist who drew a cartoon offensive to many Muslims. He shouldn't have done it. He knew it would lead to outrage, and so he shouldn't have done it.

Huge amounts of Muslims and non-Muslims alike accept that the Danish cartoon should never have seen the light of day and that Muslims outrage at it is acceptable, understandable.

My thought: perhaps people are just not thinking - it's easy to be for religious tolerance (the main non-Muslim reason for being against the cartoon), and it's easy to be offended at the cartoon (the main Muslim reason I've heard for being against it).

It's a lot more frightening to take on Muslim rage, Muslim violence, Muslim threats, etc.

So it's easy to stay safe, protest the cartoonist for daring to create a cartoon that was sure to be unpopular with Muslims - who are totally not acknowledging how it shows a major truth.

Is fear of taking on the Muslim religion one of the top 10 fears. I don't know. But speaking out when one is likely to get hostility is something many people back away from. So, many people don't stop a racist, homophobic, etc remark for fear of the anger their comment may provoke. Yet in this case there is often no threat of physical violence (unless one is revealing one is gay in a very homophobic environment).

When one speaks out against parts of the Muslim religion, one can look back at a history of Muslim violent retaliation: against a Dutch filmmaker, against former Muslims now against the Muslim religion, and so forth.

I don;t know if this make fear of Islamic retaliation one of the top 10 fears - it is a fear, often a fear lurking below awareness until one wants to speak out and finds ... oops, fear.

Click here for part of my own journey through fear, which came close to the start of the exploration of Muslim self-righteousness re the Danish cartoon:

Fear Casts a Long Shadow
Sept 2006

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THE HOPE
Hope - the strongest fuel to continue exploring
Plus ... the hoped-for Outcome,
not just a Middle East solution, but part of a worldwide solution


Welcome to the ongoing exploration.

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Elsa
March 30, 2008

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Click here to go from top 10 fears to
definition for terrorism, definitions of terrorism
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Top 10 Fears. Not China: See the Huge Protests.
Among Top 10 Fears: Muslim Outrage!
Effects of Terrorism: The West Caves In, even YouTube.
Over coming Fear. The Big Question: How?

Top 10 Fears - Fears of Death - Effects of Terrorism - Blinded by Fear

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DEFINITION FOR TERRORISM, DEFINITIONS OF TERRORISM include
being blinded by fear, instilling top 10 fears, such as fears of death, fears of hell, fear and terror.

DEFINITION OF TOLERANCE, WHAT IS TOLERANCE are very different from
DEFINITION FOR TERRORISM, DEFINITIONS OF TERRORISM.
But in general someone blinded by fear may not be capable of defining tolerance accurately,
may hide from the fear of random death through terrorism through easy words like
CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN AMERICA,
and through other terms and definitions, like
DEFINITION OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY, WHAT IS CULTURAL DIVERSITY,
CULTURAL DIVERSITY TOPICS, DEFINE DIVERSITY, ARTICLES ON DIVERSITY.

DEFINITION FOR TERRORISM, DEFINITIONS OF TERRORISM include
being blinded by fear, instilling top 10 fears, such as fears of death, fears of hell, fear and terror.

HOW TO STOP TERRORISM. One route is to explore ...
DEFINITION FOR TERRORISM, DEFINITIONS OF TERRORISM
WHAT CAUSES FEAR, LIST OF FEARS, HOW FEAR IS THE MIND KILLER,
DEATH AND RELIGION, RELIGION AND MENTAL HEALTH,
TYPES OF RELIGION, COMPARISON OF RELIGIONS,
MIDDLE EAST RELIGIONS, ISLAM BASIC BELIEFS, TERRORIST TACTICS,
ARAB ANGER, SLOW DANGER, ISLAM FAITH, MUSLIM VIOLENCE, ANTI ISLAM,
RADICAL MUSLIMS, ISLAM BELIEFS. ISLAM PEOPLE. ISLAM CULTURE.
TOP 10 FEARS, FEARS OF DEATH, TOP 10 FEARS, FEARS OF DEATH, TOP 10 FEARS

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Top 10 Fears - such as Fears of Death,
which often result in Being Blinded by Fear.
A Big Question - how to cope with the fear,
and undo underlying causes of the fear?

I am brimming with ideas, questions, thoughts.

Fear. I long ago had 3 cats. One day a puppy - a Doberman puppy - was brought into the household. The oldest cat took one look, whacked the puppy, scratched its nose and from that day on held his own against the bouncy puppy. The other two cats retreated. They watched. What I found most interesting is that they did not learn. The puppy never hurt the bossy cat. So they never saw anything to confirm their fears. Yet they did not try, even tentatively, to be with the puppy.

I think of that when I look around at people. Some people speak out - and are even unafraid of speakiing out. So many say nothing, or say things only when they are sure they won't be confronted.

One way to see what scares people is to see what they will talk about in public.

In my childhood, my favorite heroines all were willing to act, though society pushed them not to. Clara Barton: she set up the American Red Cross during the American Civil War. Helen Keller - deaf and blind, she went to university and became a public speaker, especially to soldiers badly wounded, to show that one can achieve despite severe physical limitations. Elizabeth Blackwell - first American woman doctor. Again, she faced lots of opposition.

I don't know if these women had to face many fears, or if they were brought up to be unafraid.

I know that facing fear, and getting over many of our fears, is a crucial part of changing the world for the better.

Here I've explored some of the most poisonous of snakes - terror, frightening, paralyzing, sometimes creating a living death, living blinded by fear, living with such intense fears of death that one is half dead with dread. Over coming fear - getting over it - so vital.

A harder thing to get over, for many people, than Mount Everest. There should be photos of those who have managed with over coming fear: photos of us atop a mountain higher than Mount Everest. The mountain: the mountain of fears that have been climbed.

Elsa,
brain trainer
always looking with ideas cooking

March 24, 2008


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blue green idea

HOW TO STOP TERRORISM. One route is to explore ...
TOP 10 FEARS
WHAT CAUSES FEAR, LIST OF FEARS, HOW FEAR IS THE MIND KILLER
TOP 10 FEARS
FEARS OF DEATH, BLINDED BY FEAR, EFFECTS OF TERRORISM, OVER COMING FEAR
TOP 10 FEARS
DEATH AND RELIGION, RELIGION AND MENTAL HEALTH, DEFINITION FOR TERRORISM
TYPES OF RELIGION, COMPARISON OF RELIGIONS.
And again, TOP 10 FEARS, FEARS OF DEATH, BLINDED BY FEAR, OVER COMING FEAR,
EFFECTS OF TERRORISM, DEFINITION FOR TERRORISM, DEFINITIONS OF TERRORISM
MIDDLE EAST RELIGIONS, ISLAM BASIC BELIEFS, TERRORIST TACTICS,
ARAB ANGER, SLOW DANGER, ISLAM FAITH, MUSLIM VIOLENCE, ANTI ISLAM,
RADICAL MUSLIMS, ISLAM BELIEFS. ISLAM PEOPLE. ISLAM CULTURE.

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TOP 10 FEARS, EFFECTS OF TERRORISM, FEARS OF DEATH, BLINDED BY FEAR,
and OVERCOMING FEAR, OVER COMING FEAR

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