The Global Terrorist Coalition

  • John B. Wolf
Part of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety book series (CJPS)


Terrorism, when employed on an international or a transnational scale, is intended to convince major world powers that there is a real and urgent need for them to correct the conditions responsible for its utilization.1 The terrorists attempt to manipulate the publicity generated by their activities to emphasize that moderation over an extended period is not capable of bringing about the required political change, be it the termination of a colonial situation or the achievement of social equality. Thus, the terrorist tries to show that his actions are clearly a response to the denial of basic freedoms to a politically identifiable and deprived people, whom the major powers, in the interests of their own national security, should “liberate.” Without a credible publicity campaign skewed to this consideration, the terrorist risks not having his activities accepted as logical and tolerable behavior. The transnational terrorist, particularly, seeks to demonstrate to the world that he is grimly determined to use violent means to end the injustice and humiliation of his people.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • John B. Wolf
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  1. 1.John Jay College of Criminal JusticeThe City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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