The Bombs Of Al Qaeda And Al-Qaeda

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On September 11, 2001, there we nineteen individuals who are members of a terrorist group called Al-Qaeda; they hijacked four of United States airplanes and they used them to attack various targets on the East Coast (Pressler, 2011). Two out of the four hijacked airplanes were flown into the World Trade Center in New York City; the third plane hit the Pentagon that lies just outside of Washington D.C.; and the fourth plane crashed in Pennsylvania. There were over three thousand people who were killed on September 11th by the four hijacked airplanes.
Al-Qaeda? Who Are They? Al-Qaeda is a small and violent group of terrorist who practices the Islamic Religion and they want to create an Islamic state that is independent from other countries.
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• 11/13/1995 o There were two bombs that exploded at the United States Saudi Military Facility that’s located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The two bombs killed seven people, which include five Americans; and Osama Bin Laden was blamed for this bombing attack (Press, 2002).
• 9/27/1996 o Islamic fundamentalist Taliban was suspected of giving refuge to Osama Bin Laden, which completed the takeover of Kabul, Afghanistan (Press, 2002).
• 6/25/1996 o The followers of Osama Bin Laden exploded a bomb at a United States Military base that was near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. This bombing killed nineteen soldiers and also wounded a lot of Americans and Saudi Arabians (Press, 2002).
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All nonemergency civilian aircrafts in the United States were grounded for three days; a first time in history that this has happened.
8. A study of thirty-eight women who were pregnant on September 11th, and were at or near the World Trade Center at the time of the attack were found to developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; and the children of the women shown an increase distress response (Carter, 2013).
9. Two days after the attack, on September 13th, a worker at the site Frank Silecchia, had discovered a twenty foot cross of two steel beams. The beams became a spiritual symbol for the families of the victims and the workers who cleaned up the September 11th wreckage.
Homeland Security The Department of Homeland Security was created in the response of September 11th. The Department of Homeland Security is a merge of twenty-two governmental agencies into one; including Customs Service, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the United States Coast Guard, and the Federal and Emergency Management Agency. The Department of Homeland Security placed one-hundred and thirty United States inspectors at ports in major European, Asia, and Muslim nations (Library, 2015). After the September 11th attack, the ideas were turned into policies, which resulted in changes in the government’s structure. The Department of Homeland Security’s new concept is “the interaction of evolving threats and hazards with traditional governmental and civic responsibilities for civil defense,

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