Topic:Terrorism Suppression and Freedom
Do you believe attempts to prevent terrorism have resulted in a significant diminution of freedoms for Americans? If so, can it be justified?
Proposed: Although there are many types of terrorism, the primary concern for the United States in recent years has been radical Islam, which isn’t necessarily another country to fight. From a biblical perspective, can the laws mentioned earlier in this prompt be justified as necessary to fighting this threat?
Terrorism Suppression and Freedom
Although technology has come to help and improve our living standards, it also has negative effects on our lives considering that terrorists are using technology to conduct attacks from various parts of the world. However, most of the Islamic communities are usually associated with terrorist activities, but this does not mean that all of them are violent. Terrorism involves the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims (Gal-Or, 2015). However, terrorism has limited people’s freedom to travel to particular destinations as well as freedom of speech. This essay will attempt to elaborate on the rules regarding terrorism suppression and freedom.
I strongly believe that attempts to prevent terrorism have led to infringement of people’s freedom and liberty. Terrorism suppression bill contains many flaws as it was rushed to be signed to bill without passing through the necessary steps. The director of the SIS was given much power to the extent that he can designate a person to be a terrorist without a trial. Moreover, the bill gives the Federal Bureau of Investigation the power to search everything to determine if an individual is a terrorist even his private things thus violating his privacy.
In Proverbs chapter six and verses sixteen, the Bible says that the Lord hates people who shed innocent blood and thus, terrorism is not supported at all. However, the laws set in place to control terrorism activities violate the freedom of the Americans which is against the bible. According to the Bible, we are all equal irrespective of races or ethnicity and thus, Islam and Christians are equal. Moreover, in 1 Corinthians 6:12 the Bible says that “I have the right to do anything, but not everything is beneficial.” This verse clearly shows that American citizens should be given a chance to exercise their rights (Mackie, 2013). In conclusion, we can say that the rules mentioned earlier are not justified to fight terrorism.
Gal-Or, N. (2015). International Cooperation to Suppress Terrorism (RLE: Terrorism & Insurgency) (Vol. 10). Routledge.
Mackie, S. D. (2013). The Two Tables of the Law and Paul’s Ethical Methodology in 1 Corinthians 6: 12-20 and 10: 23-11: 1. The Catholic Biblical quarterly, 75(2), , 315-334.