Global Terrorism is a phenomenon that refers specifically to the 21st century though it has a relation with history. It is a highly contested and deeply controversial phenomenon; theorists believe that major amount of commonly accepted knowledge
about it, are stereotype and based on misconceptions. It is greatly an over stated concept on ideological grounds and over promoted by media, which most of the time used to achieve national objectives by world powers. Thus, there is a need to understand its origin and all its complexities and transformations in the modern era. The attacks of 9/11 were the land mark of its emergence in a globalized world of modern era because they were completely different from all previous incidents of terror. Global terrorism has been linked with Islamic Jihadi Organizations after this catastrophic event. This ideology has both its supporters and opponents. The opponents of this theory generally emphasize the limited role and infrastructure of these Jihadi organizations and over exaggerated propaganda of the west especially by USA. Whereas, its supporters consider it, a major threat to global security. This article analyzes this global issue to explore its hidden consequences.
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