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Hutaree released on bond

“Nine people federal prosecutors say belong to a “Christian warrior” militia can be released on bond until the criminal charges against them are resolved, a judge has ruled. Read more

The Hurt Locker google hits

For the past two weeks I have been google-ing “the hurt locker and terrorism” to see what spot our blog comes up.  The first time I did it was right before our papers were due and it was third on the list.  Then after we started submitting our papers we took up the spots 3-10.  Read more

Pen pal and the Hurt Locker

I had an ichat conversation with my pen pal this weekend to get some answers to questions I had for the blog postings and I found it very interesting that she had never heard of the movie the Hurt Locker.  Read more

Krygystan’s Bloody Sunday

My pen pal is from Krygystan and is currently going to the University there.  I felt that what she said in response to the attacks at the capital were really insightful and showed how so many people don’t want to believe that this type of violence happens in their country and is happening every where in the world. (I did not fix her grammar, I felt it made it more real and raw this way.) Read more

Humanity is the Price of Vengeance

Humanity is the Price of Vengeance

The beginning of Munich is filmed in quick, jumpy shots.  The rhythm of the shots mimics that of a frightened heartbeat.  It represents the fear and danger of what is about to happen.  It is compelling in all its gruesome glory.  “This is a film that harks back to the great, gritty thrillers of that decade–for many, the heyday of the genre–with its all-pervasive paranoia and palette of steely colors,” (Yomiuri Shimbun). Read more

We Shall Overcome

“This Sunday became known as Bloody Sunday and bloody it was. It was     quite unnecessary. It strikes me that the Army ran amok that day and shot without thinking what they were doing. They were shooting innocent people. These people may have been taking part in a march that was banned but that does not justify the troops coming in and firing live rounds indiscriminately. I would say without hesitation that it was sheer, unadulterated murder. It was murder” (British Major Hubert O’Neill, Army coroner). Read more

“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” –Albert Einstein

“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”

–Albert Einstein

Even though Albert Einstein was alive during the days of a different war, his insight is still proved relevant today.  The movie The Hurt Locker could easily be mistaken for news coverage or even a promotional campaign from the army.  It is this realistic, tangible perspective that pulls the audience in as they choke on the breath of fresh air that is– The Hurt LockerRead more

pen pal’s view of the blog

I found this interesting when I was asking my pen pal about what she thought of our blog.  It made me realize that the word “terrorism” inflicts so many vivid pictures that are unique to the individual.  Read more

9/11 memories from my pen pal

When I asked Nataliya about her experience and memories of 9/11 this is what she responded with.  I found it very interesting that she started her email with, “thanks God Iraq is far away, so I’m not so mad about terrorism :)”

After being in this class for 3 months I feel like this is a common misconception…terrorism is everywhere.

Nataliya: Memories of 9/11 are quite odd I would say. I remember how I was watching morning news and saw these buildings falling down. I was completely shocked because I still couldn’t believe that that was not a Hollywood screenplay but reality.  Read more

My Definition of Terrorism

I could spend 250 words defining terrorism but in all actuality it cannot be defined.  If it could be, it would have been already.  Terrorism is fear and as long as fear exists then so will terrorism.  It is living and breathing and omnipresent.

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Terrorism and the Press

This blog is an integral part of a special section of Honors 394 Spring 2010, Arizona State University. Rather than a routine history course this dynamic, interactive seminar explores the interplay between terrorism and television, and other media sources on-line and in print. 26 students and their global pen pals comprise the bloggers. We welcome all to share their opinions, pertinent observations, insights, comments, feedback. Please post in a responsible manner.