Isis vs Terrorism - What's the difference?

isis | terrorism |


As a proper noun isis

is a sunni jihadist group active in iraq and syria, where it has proclaimed an (unrecognized) state.

As a noun terrorism is

the deliberate commission of an act of violence to create an emotional response through the suffering of the victims in the furtherance of a political or social agenda.

isis

English

(wikipedia Isis)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • (Egyptian mythology) An ancient Egyptian goddess, the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus, worshiped as the ideal mother and wife and as the matron of nature and magic.
  • (UK, Oxford) The River Thames.
  • (astronomy) Short for , a main belt asteroid.
  • (rare) (female)
  • * 1924 , Zora Neale Hurston, Drenched in Light :
  • Isis had crawled under the center table with its red plush cover with little round balls for fringe.
  • * 1995 , Iain Banks, Whit :
  • 'Beloved Isis ,' Elias grinned, 'would you kindly cast some light into the poor occluded mind of our brother here on the matter of the co-essential nature of the body and the soul?'

    Etymology 2

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
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    terrorism

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun) ("terrorism" on Wikipedia)
  • The deliberate commission of an act of violence to create an emotional response through the suffering of the victims in the furtherance of a political or social agenda.
  • Violence against civilians to achieve military or political objectives.
  • A form of psychological manipulation through warfare to the purpose of political or religious gains, by means of deliberately creating a climate of fear amongst the inhabitants of a specific geographical region.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-12-14
  • , author=Simon Jenkins, authorlink=Simon Jenkins , title=We mustn't overreact to North Korea boys' toys , volume=188, issue=2, page=23 , date=2012-12-21 , magazine= citation , passage=The threat of terrorism' to the British lies in the overreaction to it of British governments. Each one in turn clicks up the ratchet of surveillance, intrusion and security. Each one diminishes liberty. David Cameron insists that his latest communications data bill is “vital to counter ' terrorism ”. Yet terror is mayhem. It is no threat to freedom. That threat is from counter-terror, from ministers capitulating to securocrats.}}

    Derived terms

    * agroterrorism * antiterrorism * bioterrorism * counter-terrorism * cyberterrorism * ecoterrorism * electronic terrorism * narcoterrorism English words suffixed with -ism ----