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Tenth International Conference On Advances In Economics, Social Science And Human Behaviour Study - ESSHBS 2020

EDUCATION THE PANACEA TO TERRORISM: A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

Author(s) : BABA GANA KOLO   

Abstract

Terror is a tyrant act against another person by a terrorist. A terrorist is a person who at a point in time chosen to promote a particular thought, basically an ideology pleased to him/her usually by force. Some forty three percent (43%) of lone wolf terrorism in UK is motivated by religious beliefs. Some forty percent (40%) of the terrorist were unemployed at the time of their arrest or terrorist event. Predominantly some of the global based claimed dominating religions devise terrorism as method of achieving domination and converts from other population outside the founders groups. In order to actualize peaceful coexistence amongst the diverse Nigeria’s population the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria clearly established procedures of preventing, controlling and managing terrorism. Section 14(1) The Federal Republic of Nigeria shall be a state base on the principles of democracy and social justice. (2)(a) Sovereignty belongs to the people of Nigeria from whom government through this constitution derives all its powers and authority. (2)(b) The security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government. Section 18(1) Government shall direct its policy towards ensuring that there are equal and adequate educational opportunities at all levels. (2) Government shall promote science and technology. Sociology is the scientific study of human society. Religion is indeed the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions. As people become sociologically educated they will discover the irrelevance of mosque, churches and other temples. The focus of sociology is a commitment to develop scientific theories about events in societies. A scientific theory is a universal, empirical statement, which asserts a causal connection between two or more types of events. This paper recommends that sociology of religion be taught at all levels. Terrorist already imprisoned or sentenced to Nigerian Correctional Service can be educated sociologically in critical perspective while at rehabilitative centers. Teaching of religion must be criminalized at all levels and practice of religions should be restricted to private life and no government should provide religious facilities.

Conference Title : Tenth International Conference On Advances In Economics, Social Science And Human Behaviour Study - ESSHBS 2020
Conference Date(s) : 14-15, March 2020
Place : Hotel Lebua at State Tower,Bangkok, Thailand
No fo Author(s) : 1
DOI : 10.15224/978-1-63248-187-0-10
Page(s) : 63-75
Electronic ISBN : 978-1-63248-187-0
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