Terrorism can be defined as the unauthorized use of violence and intimidation to pursue political aim. The main objective to terrorism is to shaken the political system of a nation in other to release treasure and fund to bring the effect to a complete halt. According to professor Yuval Noah Harari, he identified terrorism as an easy way of embezzling money by the politicians. He said in one of his books titled 21 lessons for 21 century that terrorism is an easy way of shaken the political system and to create fear in the midst of the citizen of the nation which would serve as an easy way to release fund and treasure that would be embezzled by the politicians conspiring the terrorist attack.
Money is deeply entwined with terorism and in recent years few groups of terror have tormented the world. And here is there turnover annually.
Boko Haram (Net worth :$50 million)
It is an islamic group operating in the north eastern part of Nigeria and also active in neighboring country of Nigeria such as Chad, Cameron and Niger republic. These terrorist group has been in existence since 2002. Although they started operating in 2015 in the northan part of Nigeria in 2015.
AL QAEDA( Net worth:$150 Million)
This Islamic terror group was founded in 1988 by Osama bin Laden. It was identified as terrorist group by the United National Security Council. There fund is based on business people and charities by fundamentalist houses namely international Islamic Region Organization, International benevolence Foundation etc. This terror group did not only receive fund from south Asia only, it receives fund from Europe and some part of the Africa.
FARC (Net worth: $600 million)
Feugo’s Armdas Revolutionaries Dr colombia -Ejacito de pueblo is a guerillar movement operating in Colombia since 1964. It was founded by marxist- leninist. They derive fund by kidnappings, bank robberies, smuggling and drug trafficking. They have also succeeded in imposing tax on areas under their control
HAMAS (Net worth $1 billion )
HAMAS is an Palestine Sunni_Islamic fundamentalist Militant organization with a social service wing named Dawah. They receive fund from countries like Qatar, Saudi Arabia Germany and USA. They involved in illegal business such as drug trafficking etc.
ISIS (Net worth: $2 billion)
ISIS means Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. It is a salafist jihadist Militant group believing in the wahabi doctrine of the Sunni Muslims. This group is subjected to criticism due to association of themselves to Islam. Many Muslim classified them as fanatic. So far, they are the biggest terrorist group in the world.