History Main / WesternTerrorists

14th Aug '17 5:13:27 PM FireCrawler2002
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Basically, a group of terrorists who are mostly from the West (Typically defined as the continents of UsefulNotes/NorthAmerica and UsefulNotes/{{Europe}}, though UsefulNotes/SouthAmerica and UsefulNotes/{{Oceania}} can also be included), and who are mainly influenced by cultural, political or religious ideas of Western origin. The trope may also cover a single individual. What makes someone "Western" can be rather hazy and difficult to define, since it's not simply a matter of where the person was born or grew up (many Islamic terrorists, generally regarded as non-Western, lived the majority of their lives in the West, and for that matter many elements of Islamic culture - coffee and yogurt, for instance, were originally Arabic and Turkish foods, respectively - have profoundly influenced Western society and vice versa, making it tough to ascertain who's "Western" and who's not). Furthermore, several culturally and/or politically European countries (Turkey, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Russia) have the majority of or all their land in Asia, and thus terrorists from those countries could be considered either Western or Eastern, depending on what part of the country they are from and/or whether you consider them European or Asian.

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Basically, a group of terrorists who are mostly from the West (Typically defined as the continents of UsefulNotes/NorthAmerica (UsefulNotes/{{Europe}} and UsefulNotes/{{Europe}}, UsefulNotes/NorthAmerica, though UsefulNotes/SouthAmerica and UsefulNotes/{{Oceania}} can also be included), and who are mainly influenced by cultural, political or religious ideas of Western origin. The trope may also cover a single individual. What makes someone "Western" can be rather hazy and difficult to define, since it's not simply a matter of where the person was born or grew up (many Islamic terrorists, generally regarded as non-Western, lived the majority of their lives in the West, and for that matter many elements of Islamic culture - coffee and yogurt, for instance, were originally Arabic and Turkish foods, respectively - have profoundly influenced Western society and vice versa, making it tough to ascertain who's "Western" and who's not). Furthermore, several culturally and/or politically European countries (Turkey, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Russia) have the majority of or all their land in Asia, and thus terrorists from those countries could be considered either Western or Eastern, depending on what part of the country they are from and/or whether you consider them European or Asian.




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* The console version of ''VideoGame/RainbowSix 3'' had Venezuelan terrorists led by [[spoiler:Juan Crespo, who's plan was to start an oil crisis and use it as a power grab to become the president of Venezuela, and he would then cut off the US oil supply, selling the oil on the black market so he could rake in huge personal profit. A Saudi friend of his in the meantime would then start terrorist attacks against the US and frame the Saudis for it, allowing him to take over in Riyadh once the US steps in]].
7th Aug '17 6:37:27 PM FireCrawler2002
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Basically, a group of terrorists who are mostly from the West (Typically defined as the continents of UsefulNotes/{{Europe}} and UsefulNotes/NorthAmerica, though UsefulNotes/SouthAmerica and UsefulNotes/{{Oceania}} can also be included), and who are mainly influenced by cultural, political or religious ideas of Western origin. The trope may also cover a single individual. What makes someone "Western" can be rather hazy and difficult to define, since it's not simply a matter of where the person was born or grew up (many Islamic terrorists, generally regarded as non-Western, lived the majority of their lives in the West, and for that matter many elements of Islamic culture - coffee and yogurt, for instance, were originally Arabic and Turkish foods, respectively - have profoundly influenced Western society and vice versa, making it tough to ascertain who's "Western" and who's not). Furthermore, several culturally and/or politically European countries (Turkey, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Russia) have the majority of or all their land in Asia, and thus terrorists from those countries could be considered either Western or Eastern, depending on what part of the country they are from and/or whether you consider them European or Asian.

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Basically, a group of terrorists who are mostly from the West (Typically defined as the continents of UsefulNotes/{{Europe}} UsefulNotes/NorthAmerica and UsefulNotes/NorthAmerica, UsefulNotes/{{Europe}}, though UsefulNotes/SouthAmerica and UsefulNotes/{{Oceania}} can also be included), and who are mainly influenced by cultural, political or religious ideas of Western origin. The trope may also cover a single individual. What makes someone "Western" can be rather hazy and difficult to define, since it's not simply a matter of where the person was born or grew up (many Islamic terrorists, generally regarded as non-Western, lived the majority of their lives in the West, and for that matter many elements of Islamic culture - coffee and yogurt, for instance, were originally Arabic and Turkish foods, respectively - have profoundly influenced Western society and vice versa, making it tough to ascertain who's "Western" and who's not). Furthermore, several culturally and/or politically European countries (Turkey, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Russia) have the majority of or all their land in Asia, and thus terrorists from those countries could be considered either Western or Eastern, depending on what part of the country they are from and/or whether you consider them European or Asian.
27th Jul '17 7:17:39 AM ludditetolpuddle
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* The UK Daily Star comic strip version of "Judge Dredd story arc "Wierdies!" featured a neo-fascist group modelled on the English National Front, called the "Normal Fringe" (NF, geddit?) who hated people who had had radical surgery, altering their appearance; they were led by a Hitler lookalike called Adolf Soso, described as "a socially inadequate idiot who not only talks to, but actually loses arguments with, himself".
27th Jul '17 6:57:24 AM ludditetolpuddle
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* Colin Forbes' novel "The Year Of The Golden Ape" alleges that the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) is in fact a collection of mercenaries recruited from various swarthy-skinned nations by the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia as part of a plan for World Domination through manipulation of oil supplies; the plan is ultimately foiled when a plot to destroy San Francisco with a nuclear bomb aboard an oil tanker is foiled by the San Francisco Police Department SWAT Team, and the Saudi oil Minister is assassinated by MOSSAD.
17th Jul '17 12:53:12 AM Carnel
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{{Creators}} may opt to draw from RealLife terrorism cases, from Anders Breivik to the Oklahoma City bombers Timothy [=McVeigh=] and Terry Nichols, to the [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles long-running intercommunal strife in Northern Ireland]], instead of the arguably more topical example of Middle Eastern terrorists. They may find Western terrorism more interesting than its counterparts in the rest of the world, simply because it is much more multidimensional in scope. Additionally, using Western villains often seems like an easy way of skirting any racial or ethnic UnfortunateImplications (though many Middle Easterners ''are'' of Caucasian descent, or at least look it). However, there is also danger with this approach: if used in improbable contexts, or to replace non-Western terrorists in an adaptation or update, the use of Western terrorists can start to look like a cheap case of AcceptableTargets.

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{{Creators}} may opt to draw from RealLife terrorism cases, from Anders Breivik to the Oklahoma City bombers Timothy [=McVeigh=] and Terry Nichols, to the [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles long-running intercommunal strife in Northern Ireland]], instead of the arguably more topical example of Middle Eastern terrorists. They may find Western terrorism more interesting than its counterparts in the rest of the world, simply because it is much more multidimensional in scope. Additionally, using Western villains often seems like an easy way of skirting any racial or ethnic UnfortunateImplications (though many Middle Easterners ''are'' of Caucasian descent, or at least look it). However, there is also danger with this approach: if used in improbable contexts, or to replace non-Western terrorists in an adaptation or update, the use of Western terrorists can start to look like a cheap case of AcceptableTargets.
AcceptableTargets or PoliticallyCorrectHistory.
6th Jul '17 5:09:56 PM FireCrawler2002
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Basically, a group of terrorists who are mostly from the West (Typically defined as the continents of UsefulNotes/NorthAmerica and UsefulNotes/{{Europe}}, though UsefulNotes/SouthAmerica and UsefulNotes/{{Oceania}} can also be included), and who are mainly influenced by cultural, political or religious ideas of Western origin. The trope may also cover a single individual. What makes someone "Western" can be rather hazy and difficult to define, since it's not simply a matter of where the person was born or grew up (many Islamic terrorists, generally regarded as non-Western, lived the majority of their lives in the West, and for that matter many elements of Islamic culture - coffee and yogurt, for instance, were originally Arabic and Turkish foods, respectively - have profoundly influenced Western society and vice versa, making it tough to ascertain who's "Western" and who's not). Furthermore, several culturally and/or politically European countries (Turkey, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Russia) have the majority of or all their land in Asia, and thus terrorists from those countries could be considered either Western or Eastern, depending on what part of the country they are from and/or whether you consider them European or Asian.

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Basically, a group of terrorists who are mostly from the West (Typically defined as the continents of UsefulNotes/NorthAmerica UsefulNotes/{{Europe}} and UsefulNotes/{{Europe}}, UsefulNotes/NorthAmerica, though UsefulNotes/SouthAmerica and UsefulNotes/{{Oceania}} can also be included), and who are mainly influenced by cultural, political or religious ideas of Western origin. The trope may also cover a single individual. What makes someone "Western" can be rather hazy and difficult to define, since it's not simply a matter of where the person was born or grew up (many Islamic terrorists, generally regarded as non-Western, lived the majority of their lives in the West, and for that matter many elements of Islamic culture - coffee and yogurt, for instance, were originally Arabic and Turkish foods, respectively - have profoundly influenced Western society and vice versa, making it tough to ascertain who's "Western" and who's not). Furthermore, several culturally and/or politically European countries (Turkey, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Russia) have the majority of or all their land in Asia, and thus terrorists from those countries could be considered either Western or Eastern, depending on what part of the country they are from and/or whether you consider them European or Asian.
2nd Jul '17 5:23:21 PM FireCrawler2002
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Basically, a group of terrorists who are mostly from the West (Typically defined as the continents of UsefulNotes/NorthAmerica and UsefulNotes/Europe, though UsefulNotes/SouthAmerica and UsefulNotes/{{Oceania}} can also be included), and who are mainly influenced by cultural, political or religious ideas of Western origin. The trope may also cover a single individual. What makes someone "Western" can be rather hazy and difficult to define, since it's not simply a matter of where the person was born or grew up (many Islamic terrorists, generally regarded as non-Western, lived the majority of their lives in the West, and for that matter many elements of Islamic culture - coffee and yogurt, for instance, were originally Arabic and Turkish foods, respectively - have profoundly influenced Western society and vice versa, making it tough to ascertain who's "Western" and who's not). Furthermore, several culturally and/or politically European countries (Turkey, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Russia) have the majority of or all their land in Asia, and thus terrorists from those countries could be considered either Western or Eastern, depending on what part of the country they are from and/or whether you consider them European or Asian.

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Basically, a group of terrorists who are mostly from the West (Typically defined as the continents of UsefulNotes/NorthAmerica and UsefulNotes/Europe, UsefulNotes/{{Europe}}, though UsefulNotes/SouthAmerica and UsefulNotes/{{Oceania}} can also be included), and who are mainly influenced by cultural, political or religious ideas of Western origin. The trope may also cover a single individual. What makes someone "Western" can be rather hazy and difficult to define, since it's not simply a matter of where the person was born or grew up (many Islamic terrorists, generally regarded as non-Western, lived the majority of their lives in the West, and for that matter many elements of Islamic culture - coffee and yogurt, for instance, were originally Arabic and Turkish foods, respectively - have profoundly influenced Western society and vice versa, making it tough to ascertain who's "Western" and who's not). Furthermore, several culturally and/or politically European countries (Turkey, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Russia) have the majority of or all their land in Asia, and thus terrorists from those countries could be considered either Western or Eastern, depending on what part of the country they are from and/or whether you consider them European or Asian.
2nd Jul '17 5:23:08 PM FireCrawler2002
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Basically, a group of terrorists who are mostly from the West (Europe and North America being the primary definition of the term, though South America and Oceania can also be included), and who are mainly influenced by cultural, political or religious ideas of Western origin. The trope may also cover a single individual. What makes someone "Western" can be rather hazy and difficult to define, since it's not simply a matter of where the person was born or grew up (many Islamic terrorists, generally regarded as non-Western, lived the majority of their lives in the West, and for that matter many elements of Islamic culture - coffee and yogurt, for instance, were originally Arabic and Turkish foods, respectively - have profoundly influenced Western society and vice versa, making it tough to ascertain who's "Western" and who's not). Furthermore, several culturally and/or politically European countries (Turkey, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Russia) have the majority of or all their land in Asia, and thus terrorists from those countries could be considered either Western or Eastern, depending on what part of the country they are from and/or whether you consider them European or Asian.

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Basically, a group of terrorists who are mostly from the West (Europe (Typically defined as the continents of UsefulNotes/NorthAmerica and North America being the primary definition of the term, UsefulNotes/Europe, though South America UsefulNotes/SouthAmerica and Oceania UsefulNotes/{{Oceania}} can also be included), and who are mainly influenced by cultural, political or religious ideas of Western origin. The trope may also cover a single individual. What makes someone "Western" can be rather hazy and difficult to define, since it's not simply a matter of where the person was born or grew up (many Islamic terrorists, generally regarded as non-Western, lived the majority of their lives in the West, and for that matter many elements of Islamic culture - coffee and yogurt, for instance, were originally Arabic and Turkish foods, respectively - have profoundly influenced Western society and vice versa, making it tough to ascertain who's "Western" and who's not). Furthermore, several culturally and/or politically European countries (Turkey, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Russia) have the majority of or all their land in Asia, and thus terrorists from those countries could be considered either Western or Eastern, depending on what part of the country they are from and/or whether you consider them European or Asian.
29th Jun '17 8:36:19 PM TheNerevarine
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* The Republic of Gilead in ''Literature/TheHandmaidsTale'' was founded by a Protestant theocratic group that assassinated the US President and the entire Congress in a FalseFlagOperation before establishing a repressive dictatorship.
16th Jun '17 12:35:39 AM FireCrawler2002
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Basically, a group of terrorists who are mostly from the West (typically defined as North America and Europe, though South America and Oceania can also be included), and who are mainly influenced by cultural, political or religious ideas of Western origin. The trope may also cover a single individual. What makes someone "Western" can be rather hazy and difficult to define, since it's not simply a matter of where the person was born or grew up (many Islamic terrorists, generally regarded as non-Western, lived the majority of their lives in the West, and for that matter many elements of Islamic culture - coffee and yogurt, for instance, were originally Arabic and Turkish foods, respectively - have profoundly influenced Western society and vice versa, making it tough to ascertain who's "Western" and who's not). Furthermore, several culturally and/or politically European countries (Turkey, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Russia) have the majority of or all their land in Asia, and thus terrorists from those countries could be considered either Western or Eastern.

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Basically, a group of terrorists who are mostly from the West (typically defined as (Europe and North America and Europe, being the primary definition of the term, though South America and Oceania can also be included), and who are mainly influenced by cultural, political or religious ideas of Western origin. The trope may also cover a single individual. What makes someone "Western" can be rather hazy and difficult to define, since it's not simply a matter of where the person was born or grew up (many Islamic terrorists, generally regarded as non-Western, lived the majority of their lives in the West, and for that matter many elements of Islamic culture - coffee and yogurt, for instance, were originally Arabic and Turkish foods, respectively - have profoundly influenced Western society and vice versa, making it tough to ascertain who's "Western" and who's not). Furthermore, several culturally and/or politically European countries (Turkey, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Russia) have the majority of or all their land in Asia, and thus terrorists from those countries could be considered either Western or Eastern.
Eastern, depending on what part of the country they are from and/or whether you consider them European or Asian.
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