Name Course Professor Date Relationship between Geography Islamic States and the Radical Terrorism Harm de Blij suggests that there exists a relationship between geography the Islamic states and the radical terrorism that America is facing presently. He mentions that the geography of the Islamic states at the core of the Islamic world supports the radical terrorism. He gives reasons why geography matters – that the widening circle of the terrorism that has invaded the United States is due to the geographical position of states such as Afghanistan and Iraq. He suggests that geography has undergone many transformations currently and that it contributes to the interconnections that make it easier for terrorists accomplish their plans in a number of dimensions. The geographical and position of the Islamic world gives them access to America to perform their money laundering business and in Africa and rural environs have also been shown to be good geographical environments for the terroristic operations. Harm De Blij arguments on the relationships that exist between geography the Islamic states and how they contribute to radical terrorism are convincing since the position of the Islamic world and the states are what has contributed to their ease of accessing other nations and continents such as Africa America and Europe to accomplice their terrorism acts. Their position gave them access to Africa to form their major bases and the political geographical position of most African countries is what gave the terrorist control over most African countries. In America their geographical location and the political geographical position has enabled them to perform most of their money laundering activities. Work Cited J. De Blij Harm. Why geography matters: more than ever. Oxford University Press 2012 [...]
Harm de Blij suggests that there is a relationship between the geography of Islamic States at the core of the Islamic world and their support for radical terrorism. What do you find convincing about his argument, and what do you find unconvincing? Why?