The September 11th attack forced governments all over the world to take extra ordinary measures to develop the security of their citizens.
“At least 42 terrorist attacks aimed at the United States have been thwarted since 9/11” (Reality). The majority of people know about the tragedy that happened on September 11th, 2001, but not that many people know about what came to be after the event; the Patriot Act. This act is the “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001” (Miller). The Patriot Act got put in place by the President and almost got a unanimous vote to pass it nearly ten days after. It was later used to take down many of the 42 attack plots.
The Terrorist attack on 9/11 everyone was in awe. Something like this made us think about what we need to do to keep our freedom safe “The aftermath of the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001, made America redefine freedom and security”(Airlines security policies post 9/11). Airport security around the nation had to make major changes. The first thing they changed was that ID name and picture had to match what was on your ticket. This made sure that no person could sneak onto an aircraft.
It helped influence the government to secure and prevent the violence, and by them catching a lot of information from the al-Qaida team and how they had set everything up to keep on doing bombings, etc. It helped the economy by the Obama Care. The government response to the threat of terrorism after the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center contribute to the success of the 9/11 attacks was that they took it seriously, they tightened up security, for example like Donald Trump he’s trying to take down the borders and deport people who don’t belong here.
The USA Patriot Act, also known as "Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism" was a rushed act passed 45 days after the devastating terrorist attack on the twin towers September 11th, 2001. It was composed with the intention of finding and prosecuting international terrorists on American soil, but consequently violated the constitution. In addition, the Patriot act allows surveillance on all emails, internet, and cell phones to try and catch terrorists. Regardless, the act ended up having more power than primarily planned as stated in the CNN debate on the patriot act. America was founded on the principle of individual liberties and the pursuit of happiness in the context
As long as I can remember, I have been raised to believe that people that fit these so-called ‘terrorists’ description are bad people who support terrorism on America. “The 9/11 terrorists broke numerous laws of Islam and were denounced as mass murderers by Islamic religious leaders. Even so, Islam is viewed as a religion preaching violence.” This is isn’t surprising, since Americans know little about even the most basic tenets of Islam. Islam is the second-largest religion in the world, and Muslims make up more than one-fifth of the world’s population, but Americans continue to know little about the religion.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was founded in 2002 in response to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon to prevent any future threat of terrorism that even slightly presented danger to American soil. Congress passed the Homeland Security act in 2002 which absorbed every agency at the time who was working in, “Response to disasters caused by terrorism, natural hazards, or technological hazards” (Haddow 331). Among other agencies, the DHS assumed responsibility over other agencies who presided over the borders and ports as well as those responsible for immigration and citizenship. After reviewing the Brief Documentary History of the Department of Homeland Security, there is not one mention of natural disasters
“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one” stated by Benjamin Franklin. Freedom of speech, freedom to express your thoughts and freedom to live the American lifestyle is now limited all because of the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act was passed by Congress on October 24, 2001 after the devastating terrorist attack on September 11, 2001; thousands of people lost their lives. The Patriot Act was created to find and prosecute terrorists operating in the United States of America ;the lesser known Military Commissions Act (MCA) was created to" give the President absolute power to designate enemy combatants, and to set his own definitions for torture." Nevertheless, with all of these laws and regulations
Muslim come in all different ethnicities and different backgrounds but what we all share in common is the holy book (Quran) and follow its rule. Most of the people that give their opinion about Islam and blaming Muslim for terrorism didn’t read the Quran. Because if they did, they would know what a real Muslim is capable of. As a Muslim, Islam doesn’t teach support terrorism. It is mention in the Quran that killing one soul is like killing all mankind and saving one soul is like saving all mankind.
As a former United States Army soldier I would have to say no, I believe that emotions and feelings ran high throughout the United States, so this gave our government away to invade the country of Iraq by implementing and tying them into terrorist activities which led up to September 11th. Just recently President Obama shut down operations in Iraq, however while shutting down operations based on public opinion he suspended then change the operational capacity within the country, this led to a new threat to the country 's region and the declining the stabilization of this country. Now we are back to square one president "Obama has urged Congress to authorize military action against terrorist who are actively cutting a swath across the Middle East," I do not believe that the use of force is necessary unless we know all of the facts,
This belief was heightened after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre, which America linked directly back to Islamic forces, implying that the 9/11 attack was done in spite of the US. Furthermore, this statement is representative of the pro-war American government that unleashed themselves upon Iraq in 2001. It gives the perspective of the American government and their belief that the Iraqi war was justified, in that it was done in self-defence and for the wellbeing of America. This directly opposes the view that their attack and invasion of the country was for their own political and economic gain. Furthermore, it seems that America’s intervention has led to a crumbling among both the economic and political aspect of Iraqi civilisation despite the immense gain America had upon
National Security has benefited the country by upgrading the budget to forty-three billion dollars to grant extra safety measures. Soon after 9/11, George W. Bush signed the Patriot Act to investigate terrorist activities by monitoring American phone and email conversations, bank records, and web searches. Also, the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) has added new baggage and passenger screenings to their protocol at airports. Many people believe that these programs ensure that the government could stop groups such as Al Qaeda in a rapid manner that can prevent further disasters. On the contrary, some people see the absence of confidentiality as a wedge of distrust between U.S. citizens and the White House.
Race is man-made, because there is only one race in this world: the human race. American was built on the immigrants that came into this country in search of the “American Dream”, the dream of cultural freedom, the dream of freedom of speech and the freedom of being able to be who you are. American is known as the melting pot where everyone can live at piece with each other, yet racism lives on in America; racism toward Muslims. This racism has been happening for a very long time but has increased since the terrorists attack on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, better known as 9/11. This is a very historic attack and not only changed the fact that the Twin Towers is no longer standing but it has changed America as a whole.
In Behind the Backlash: Muslims Americans After 9/11, Lori Peek explains the post 9/11 backlash against Muslim communities in the United States. She did so by interviewing Muslim American men and women after the terrorist attacks over a time frame of two years, most of the sample being from New York and a small sample from Colorado. She found that individuals felt prejudice and discrimination before 2001 and ignorant stereotypes about Islam. However, they expressed that after 9/11 they felt more isolated, excluded, and fearful of hate crimes by their neighbors and experiences various forms of harassment. Expanding on what Peek found, in Humane Migration, Christine G.T Ho and James Loucky state, “In the aftermath of 9/11, a brutal attack was