What is the purpose or the point of terrorism?

 In other words, what are terrorists trying to achieve — why do they attack innocent people? 

With the exception of 9/11, describe what you believe are “three” important events or moments in the history of modern terrorism

. Make sure to explaining and justify your reasoning for each of your 3 selections. Include at least one event from the history of the terrorist group al Qaeda, or describe how one of the events you selected impacted al Qaeda in some way.