Community Cohesion Challenges Posed by Anti-Terror Laws
Sharon Pickering and her colleagues, Jude McCulloch, and David Wright-Neville, claim that the “…attempts to prevent terrorism through legislative measures may represent challenges to community cohesion.” However, the main challenge for community cohesion is the common sense typical for one part of the population and strange for another. In this respect, people think that passing laws and establishing measures will prevent the United States from the invasion of Iraq and other countries that possess oil and gas resources. The “terrorist attacks” can be as undefined as the concepts of democracy that are currently ruined at every step because the members of the global community should support attempts to fight against the terrorism presented by countries that have valuable resources. It is not reasonable to think that the self-governmental policy of the United States was the result of democracy because it was the result of the understanding of the relations between human fear and the ability to reason actions and events.
Community cohesion faces challenges because every group of people with some goals and common interests can be considered a group of terrorists because of the policies that are aimed to suspect every person and group of being a threat to national and international security. So, the organizations that deal with the assignment of refugees a protection status are likely to use more severe measures towards immigrants and other categories of population, unlike the principles stated in the 1967 Protocol under which all people should be treated adequately in terms of asylum and protection status. In other words, people have a constitutional right to establish organizations and have common interests, whereas they are deprived of their liberties due to counter-terrorism policies based on non-democratic principles that are adopted from the USA.