The Terror Of The United States Essay

1476 Words Feb 10th, 2016 6 Pages
[Title] Osama bin Laden declared in 1998 that “it is the duty of all Muslims to kill United States citizens, civilians and military, and their allies everywhere” (Nakaya 60). The subsequent attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the failed attempt to destroy The White House on September 11, 2001 forever changed the lives of United States citizens. The United States continues waging a battle against various Muslim extremist leaders who have means to establish a Muslim caliphate with a mission of eliminating all inapposite views to the Muslim religion. In the pre-9/11 era, the security of the United States was little more than a fleeting thought to most Americans. According to America 's Battle against Terrorism, the United States did not list security as a top priority at the time of the attack. Since national security was not a pressing concern, Al-Qaeda seized the moment and struck horror and fear into innocent civilians across America. September 11, 2001 was not the first time the World Trade Centers were attacked. In 1993, a small cell of terrorists had conspired to plot an attack against the United States by driving a truck into an underground parking garage with a poison gas bomb. The group of Arab immigrants fled overseas to the Middle East. The five men were found, and were quickly arrested and convicted of the bombing. Later on, one of the men, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, was identified as being a top Al-Qaeda leader and would play a large role in the…

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