9/11: The Terrorist Attack In The United States

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On the morning of September 11, 2001, the Islamic terrorist group Al-Qaeda conducted a suicide attack on two symbolic USA landmarks, New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon. These terrorist hijacked planes and crashed it into these populated landmark sites. New York’s infamous twin towers collapsed after it caught on fire from the plane, as well as other buildings surrounding them. All the hijackers died during their attack as well as nearly 3,000 Americans. This attack was so deadly that it also claimed the lives of firefighters, law enforcement officers and nearby volunteers who ran to help. After the damage this attack cause for USA, its citizens turned on all Muslims in the states. It was then that these American Muslims realized that America was nothing but their nation-state. Some of them were natural born American citizens; others have been here long …show more content…
The deadly terrorist attack that led to the death and poisoning of thousands of civilian Americans shifted the war on Muslims from the Middle East to American soil. “George Bush 's first reaction to the terror attacks of 9/11 was to find the culprits and 'make them pay ', he writes in his book. 'My blood was boiling. We were going to find out who did this and kick their ass, ' he says. (Tom, 2010)” For the first time since 1813, an enemy breached American borders on his watch. He was furious and wanted answers as well did many Americans. After the attack, while the government was fighting a war in the Middle East, the American public was also prosecuting innocent Muslims. For Muslims, whatever prosecution the government missed in their witch-hunt, civilians made up for it. This was a fragile time for the bicultural Muslims because the other half of them wouldn’t accept them. Regardless of how much they considered themselves apart of the nation, after this event they realized they weren’t protected

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