A network conjures notions of connection, connectivity, communication, and exchange. The term in contemporary social thought reflects the concept of rhizome that Deleuze and Guattari (1994) define. The rhizome is a structure that has no given shape, it has no beginning or end but is “always a middle.” What this indicates is a structure that is inherently opposed to the linear logic, and is composed instead of connections between agents that affect and are affected by each other.
The celebratory tone of networked practices of globalization in the information age may seem productive. However, the contemporary theorization of “the terror network” reflects a three-fold danger: the use of network technologies by terrorist groups for the spread of violence, the spread of images of violence by various parties in many media, and the perpetuation of fear and conspiracy to justify a “war on terror.”