The Attack On The World Trade Center Essay

962 Words Oct 20th, 2014 4 Pages
Close your eyes and imagine a “Terrorist” in today’s society, the majority of the population in the western world would picture a male, from the Middle East, with a beard. The attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, established not only one of the deadliest attacks in the nation’s history, but also shed light to what was portrayed through the media as this unfamiliar power of “terrorist” organizations. Though there is no single summary that delineates “terrorism”, its overall intent is the ability they possesses to create fear and anxiety within a society in an effort to influence policy. Though terrorist movements are perceived as something new, the terrorism concept can be seen utilized as far back as the French Revolution. Unfortunately, its concept and definition has changed and evolved over time. Its original design was to consolidate the new governments power by intimidating counterrevolutionaries, subversives, and all other dissidents whom the new regime regarded as “enemies of the people”. (Hoffman, 3) On September 20, 2001, in response to the September 11th attacks, during a televised address to a joint session of congress, United States President George W. Bush delivered an inspirational speech to America in which he rallied support as he commenced the “War on Terror”. These events soon redefined “terrorism” once again. In today’s society there is no one agency, expert, or scholar, which has accepted or agree-upon a true definition of terrorism.…

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