Essay on How Dangerous Is the Taliban

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On September 11, 2001 terrorists crashed two American airplanes into the World Trade Center (WTC) and the Pentagon, killing thousands of people. It was the worst terrorist attack in American history and it showed us that we are not protected by Atlantic and Pacific. It showed us that we could be attacked by anyone at anytime. It showed us that if we will be attacked again that we can only depend on each other and not on other nations to help us. September 11th changed people forever, some lost family members or friends, others lost their jobs, or their so called “American Dream.”
Not only did the attack on the U.S. bring Americans together closer together as a country, it also brought on changes that included the newly developed
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For example, women are to hide their bodies, have no right to property, and so forth. Western sexuality, morals, music, and women's equality all violate their values, and the worldwide influence of American cultural products, like movies and music, offends them. A second part is governing. Islamist believe that governments should be run according to strict Islamic law by clerics. Another concern is holy sites, like those in Israel, which they believe should be under Islamic political and military control. Islamist concerns in relation to commercial and military incursions by Westerners on Islamic soil, which they liken to the invasion of the hated crusaders. The way they see it, our culture spits in the face of theirs. Islamist believe that Jihad-a holy war to protect and defend the faith. Martyrdom where a man is willing to sacrifice himself for the cause. His reward is eternal glory-and eternity in heaven surrounded by willing young virgins. In some cases, there is a promise that his family will be taken care of by the community.
Our military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq eliminated regimes that supported terrorism and other violent groups. After the September 11th attacks we viewed Muslims differently because we thought they are dangerous. I personally don’t think all of them are, but there are a lot of Islamist who dislike the westernized world. The intention of the Taliban was to strike fear in the international community. The

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