Terrorism is an issue for every individual. It is not limited to any single religion, political persuasion, continent or nationality. Terrorists seek to disrupt and destroy civilized life as a whole.
In 2014 alone there were 32,685 individuals killed in terrorist acts alone, according the Global Terrorism Index. This was a nearly a 1000 percent increase from the 3,329 killed in 2000. It is clear that terrorism is on the rise in the world; but communities can band together to prevent terrorism from occurring in their own backyards.
After the horrendous terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the U.S. government established the Department of Homeland Security. According to the DHS website, the purpose of the DHS is to protect “the American people, our homeland, and our values.” It is with these goals in mind that the DHS began the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign.
The purpose of the campaign is to increase civic engagement in the protection of American communities. The campaign offers four simple steps to reporting suspected activity. You can see those guidelines here.
The campaign also recognizes that any effort in community protection must also be aimed at community building. As a part of community building, the campaign seeks to protect civil liberties all while it is protecting the community. Because of this, the campaign pushes against discrimination due to a person’s race, religion or culture. The campaign also recognizes that protection cannot overturn privacy.
Communities are important to the vital function of American society. That is why we at Protection Associates, Inc. do what we do. We seek to build communities and the first step to that is to protect them.
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