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Conversation Questions

Terrorists

  • Why do people use terror?
  • What terror actions do you remember?
  • What should be done to prevent terror?
  • Are you afraid of traveling because of terror?
  • Why is terror used more in some countries than others?
  • Do you know of any forms of terror other than bombs?
  • Have you been a victim of terror?
  • Do you think terror is justified?
  • How has airline travel been affected by terrorism?
  • What do you think of airport security?
    • Have you ever been patted down?
    • Have you ever had a body scan?
  • What do you think security personnel think when they see you in a body scanner?
  • Is violence ever okay?
  • Where were you during the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center buildings in New York City?
  • Are terror tactics ever effective? When?
  • What is the difference between a ‘freedom fighter’ and a ‘terrorist’? Is there a difference?
  • Is it possible for governments to cause terror? If so, give examples.
  • In your own words define the word “terrorism.”
  • What is terrorism about?
    • Race?
    • Religion?
    • Nationality?
  • Can you name any terrorist groups?
  • Can you name any fugitive terrorists?
  • How do terrorist groups operate?
  • What methods/tactics do terrorists use?
  • Why do people commit terrorist acts?
  • How much do you know about the Catholic/Protestant/Islamic religions?
  • Is religion to blame for the increase in world terrorism? If so, how much?
  • Which countries have been accused of harboring terrorists?
  • Which countries have been victims of terrorist plots?
  • What specific terrorist acts can you recall?
  • Who’s winning the war on terrorism?
  • What do you believe is the best way to deal with terrorism?
  • What can governments do to eradicate world terrorism?
  • What kind of power could be given to special terrorist operations task-forces?
  • Would you ever consider committing suicide for the sake of a cause you believe in?
  • What cause would you fight for?
  • Where do terrorists get their money and weapons from?
  • If the money was right, would you work in a known terrorist-plagued state?
  • Are governments listening hard enough to extremists? If not, why not?
  • How much do you believe extremists are open to dialogue with Governing bodies?
  • In your opinion will terrorism spread or decline in the future?
  • Do you know anything about terrorist activities?
  • Have you ever seen a terrorist?
  • Do you have a friend of terrorist?
  • What do you know about suicide bombers?
  • Do you think that abusing a group of people can make them into terrorists?