Juma Injendi, Jephther Mwenesi


Terrorism has become a global concern. Soft targets range from social places like supermarkets, vehicles, stadiums, political and religious gatherings, and leaning institutions at all levels. Military Measures are being used which is yielding little because they attempt to solve a problem that has already occurred. There is need to address the core problem which is lack of moral values in people. It is in response to this that this paper attempts to state how moral values can be used to counter terrorism. Critical method as a method of research in Philosophy was used. Various texts on terrorism and morality were explored from which moral implications on terrorism were made. The findings revealed that human beings are moral agents and solutions to problems facing them including terrorism should be resolved using moral principles. The significance of this paper was to provide moral insight on response to terrorism by governments affected by terrorism. This is based on the assumption that, governments and policy makers also see themselves as victims of violence.


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