Terrorism: The Effects Of Terrorism In The United States

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September 11, 2001 was a very devastating day in U.S. history due to the attack on the Twin Towers located in New York, NY and the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. 19 Islam 's who were associated with the terrorist group al-Qaeda, which was led by Osama Bin Laden and a few others, hijacked the plane shortly after takeoff in hopes to carry out the suicide attacks and terrorism performed that day in the United States. According to the American Heritage Dictionary, terrorism is “the unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence to intimidate or coerce, as for military or political purposes.” An effect of terrorism is the advancement of security systems in government and federal buildings, and fear amongst citizens throughout the world. When one thinks of the term “terrorism” the name that most likely comes to mind is Osama Bin Laden who was known for his hatred and attacks against Americans. Osama Bin Laden did not like Americans due to Islamic ideology and he …show more content…
An unknown author on History.com states, “Reportedly financed by Saudi fugitive Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terrorist organization, they were allegedly acting in retaliation for America’s support of Israel, its involvement in the Persian Gulf War and its continued military presence in the Middle East.” Osama Bin Laden indeed helped plan these tragedies due to the United States continued attacks in the Middle Eastern countries. According to another unknown author on the Daily Kos, another cause of this tragic day was “US foreign policy bias for Israel in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and US government support for other oppressive regimes in the Middle East.” The United States often intervened in the Islamic world which the Islam’s did not like. If it were not for these causes, what happened on September 11 could have possibly been

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