Witch Hunt Research Paper

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Throughout history there have been witch hunts all over the world, including America. Many of these hunts have been part of the shaping of modern America. One of the largest and most known the the attacks against America on September 11, 2001 and witch hunts followed. Nineteen members of a terrorist group called al-Qaeda who practice an extreme form of Islam hijacked four planes in several United States airports. They successfully flew two into the World Trade Center, one into part of the pentagon, and another was meant for Washington, D.C. The plane meant for Washington, D.C. was informed of the plans for their plane before they reached the desired location. A group of passengers fought the terrorists for control for the plane. The terrorists …show more content…
Since the founding of this group in the 1980’s they have funded and helped in many bombings worldwide. The attack on the United States was inevitable but we were not prepared for it. A month after the horrific events the United States and its Allies invaded Afghanistan. They brought down the current group in power, the Taliban, that had allowed al-Qaeda to run training camps within the country. Since this time many members of al-Qaeda have been captured or killed. Their leader Osama bin Laden was killed by American troops in May 2011. The United States then invaded Iraq in 2003 because they believed the dictator Saddam Hussein to be hiding weapons of mass destruction. No weapons were found within the county, he was later put to death by an Iraqi court.These events all caused major tension between the people of Islam and the rest of the world. Someone needed to be blamed for the deaths of the Americans targeted in the attacks, those people would be anyone who was Muslim or looked Middle Eastern. The events of September 11, 2001 were only the beginning of the witch hunt and the mass hysteria that terrorism would bring to nations all over the …show more content…
Since the attack was planned by some of the most evil Muslims people assumed that all the people of that religion were terrorists. The people of Islam are not all followers of the teachings of the terrorist group, most of them simply follow the teachings of the Quran which teaches peace. People who were not properly educated about the people of Islam easily began to believe that all the Muslims were terrorists and that they would plan another attack on Americans. This belief lead to the discrimination of not only Muslim-Americans but people who looked like they might be of that

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