What was the significance of the Aum Shinnikyo attack? According to Sprinzak, what is the origin of ideological terrorism?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 3, 2020, 12:29 am ad1c9bdddf
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1. What was the significance of the Aum Shinnikyo attack?
2. According to Sprinzak, what is the origin of ideological terrorism?
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Aum Shinrikyo (Supreme Truth) is a Japanese religious cult obsessed with the apocalypse. The previously obscure group became infamous in 1995 when some of its members released deadly sarin nerve gas into the Tokyo subway system, killing twelve people and sending more than 5,000 others to hospitals. The attack came at the peak of the Monday morning rush hour in one of the busiest commuter systems in the world. Witnesses said that subway entrances resembled battlefields as injured commuters lay gasping on the ground with blood gushing from their noses or mouths.
1. What was the significance of the sarin attack?
It was the most serious terrorist attack in Japan 's modern history, causing massive disruption and widespread fear in a society that is virtually free of crime. But the subway attack also showed the world just how easy it is for a small cult or group of terrorists with ...
This solution discusses the significance of the Aum Shinnikyo attack. It also explains Sprinzak's perspective on the origin of ideological terrorism.