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Explain why an individual may want to become a terrorist or join a terrorist organization. What personal beliefs or convictions do you hold that prevent you from radicalization?

An individual may want to become a terrorist or join a terrorist organization because of political goals that cannot be achieved through traditional channels or because of a desire for revenge.

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There are many reasons that help explain why a person would want to become a terrorist or join a terrorist organization. The primary motivation is to enact political changes that are difficult or impossible to institute through traditional means such as elections or established governmental procedures. When people have strong political beliefs but lack the power to help bring these ideas into action, they may turn to terroristic tactics as a way to try to...

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