Terrorism In The United States

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Dictionary.com has three definitions for the word terrorism: the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes; the state of fear and submission produced by terrorization; and a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government. In America alone, at least three thousand people died and over six thousand were injured during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The Boston Marathon bombings killed only three, but injured almost three hundred. Terrorism events affect the world and reveal the current state of humanity to the people of the world.
“Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist attacks.” President
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Although Al-Qaeda is much weaker without him, there are other terrorist groups that want to harm the United States. Recently, a terrorist group called ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has threatened the United States and has even beheaded American journalists. This year, on the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11, a terrorism threat involving ISIS was of top concern. President Obama warned that ISIS is prepared to kill innocent Americans, and that the nation’s number one terror target is New York City. New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said that Isis could “probably be even more potentially impactful on us than Al-Qaeda” (ABC …show more content…
Airplane passengers must now be checked in at least two hours before their flight takes off. Liquids and toiletries have to be a certain size and placed in a clear plastic bag. Passengers are prohibited to bring food and drink into security. Security checks are more intense and involve new equipment and screenings. Like airports, airplanes are more secure than before the attacks. Every passenger aircraft now has hardened cockpit doors. Federal air marshals are now assigned to flights to guard against terrorism. The No Fly List did exist before the 9/11 attacks, but the list has grown immensely since the attacks. Until 2011, a color-coded system warned passengers when the country was at risk of a terrorist attack. In 2011, the National Terror Advisory System that focuses on threats in specific geographical areas replaced the color-coded

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