Terrorism is the systematic use, or threatened use, of violence to intimidate a population or government and, thereby, effect political, religious or ideological change. Acts of terrorists are not intended to merely victimize or eliminate those who are killed, injured or taken hostage but, rather, to intimidate and influence the societies to which they belong. Terrorism has bee used by a broad array of organisations to further their objectives. They including both right-wing and left- wing political parties, nationalistic and! religious groups, revolutionaries and ruling governments. Few words are as politically or emotionally charged as terrorism.