The Violence Of Islamic Extremism Essay

1434 Words Mar 17th, 2015 null Page
As the dust around the fallen towers settled, a wave swept across America and the hearts of the citizens that vowed to never forget. American flags flew high, American pride filled the eyes of United States citizens as they banned together in the tragedy’s wake, but there something was something more in that wave that swept across the nation. A darker, more sinister shadow in the waters of nationalism, a fueled prejudice; a prejudice fueled by the fear and insecurity that manifested itself in the hearts of every citizen in the realization that their America was not untouchable.
September 11, 2001 was a horrific lesson, taught with the death of thousands, and the sacrifice of the brave. The horrors of that day were more that an eye opening moment to the reality of homeland security and the need for the cohesive national intelligence community; it opened everyone’s eyes to the ideology of Muslim extremism.
The ideology behind the attacks of that day was born in the minds of Islamic leaders in a part of the world plagued by dictatorship and a disregard for human rights. The Muslim people of this part of the world that fall victim to a strain of Islam that has come to be known as radicalized Islam or extremism were often first victims of a country that lacked an education system and devalued human life. When an individual’s world robs them of the opportunity to expand their minds, and is painted with the injustices of their own government, they yearn for an institution…

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