Exactly two decades ago, on August 23, 1996, Osama bin Laden declared war on the United States. At the time, few people paid much attention. But it was the start of what’s now the Twenty Years’ War between the United States and al-Qaeda a conflict that both sides have lost. Osama bin Laden had already tried to hit the world trading towers in 1993. Osama bin Laden planned the September 11 attacks after being “inspired” by a chance discussion about a plane crash in the US, Al-Qaeda propaganda has claimed.
Document Based Assignment 2 On September 11, 2001 terrorists attacked our country causing one of the most devastating events in United States history. Islamic extremists seized control of four airplanes, crashing two of them into the Twin Towers, one into the Pentagon, and the last in Pennsylvania. Overall they killed 3,000 people and another 6,000 were terribly injured.9/11 is a day the U.S. will never forget, paying respect every year to all those who sadly died. There are many clues leading up to this incident showing Osama Bin Laden’s hatred towards the U.S. and the Americans reaction to him. Osama Bin Laden is the leader of al-Qaeda, the Islamic terrorist group that attacked the U.S. On February 23, 1998, Laden created the rule for all
Instead, the Saudi Arabian government preferred to seek assistance from the United Nations. Osama did not like the idea of Americans being involved. In 1991, bin Laden went against the government’s orders, and he and his troops tried to take matters into their own hands; however, the Sudanese government decided differently. The government of Sudan had bin Laden return to Afghanistan five years later in 1996 due to the government pressuring bin Laden and his troops; therefore, the American forces defeated the government of the Taliban. (Gale, 2008).
For thirteen years, Osama Bin Laden has orchestrated many attacks on multiple nations killing many innocent lives. Over that thirteen year span, his team, Al-Qaeda, killed thousands of people. Osama Bin Laden changed our society by orchestrating several attacks, killing many innocent lives. Osama Bin Laden was an extremely dangerous terrorist. Osama wanted to do whatever it took to reach his goal.
All of the men were from nations in the Middle East. They belonged to a terrorist group called Al Qaeda, led by Osama bin Laden. Al Qaeda practices an extreme version of the religion of Islam. When the twin towers fell in 2001, they created an enormous amount of airborne dust that included pulverised cement, glass, silica, asbestos, lead and dioxins. The health problems soon began.
On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, a terrible tragedy occurred, resulting in the twin towers of the World Trade Center to collapse. The towers were stormed by two Islamic planes that were participating in a suicide attack and were burned down in daylight. This attack was believed to be carried out by an Islamic terrorist group that goes by the name of al-Qaeda. During this massacre, there were over 3000 casualties and a huge number of first responders suffered irreversible health complications. Raymond Alexander and his son Robert Alexander were first responders during 9/11.
To date, there have been over 800 or more incidents of vandalism, arson, violence, and threats toward Muslim Americans (US Senate). Farhara Khara, head of Muslim advocate, was brought in by Durbin to testify on the mistreatment of people. She recounted how a taxi driver was stabbed by a passenger after being asked if he was Muslim. In addition, a Sikh man was shot to death while pumping gas in Arizona four days after nine eleven because he was mistaken as Muslim (US
The catastrophic terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, continue to have a notable effect on the United States. Nineteen members linked to the Islamic radical group Al-Qaeda executed suicide attacks; they took over four jet airliners, American Airlines Boeing 767 Flight 11, United Airlines Boeing 767 Flight 173, American Airlines Boeing 757 Flight 77 and United Airlines Boeing 757 Flight 93. Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center North Tower in New York, NY. Shortly after, Flight 175 hit the World Trade Center South Tower. Afterwards, Flight 77 blasted into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
Imagine running through the streets observing people weep and yell, the twin towers perish before them. Every ten seconds another horn beeps loudly to get the attention of those that are in a trance. Now, envision children alone or with family because their dad was a firefighter hastily rushing into the East tower to save those that were in the building. This event took place in New York on the date of 9/11/01, furthermore Muslim terrorists are responsible for this horrific event. From terror to hope justifies the events of 9/11 and the innocent Muslims that have to take the blame.
Terrorist Attack On 9-11 All of us have heard of the event “9/11”. In September 2001, when Osama Bin Laden decided to attack symbolic targets. He made the decision to attack the Pentagon, and the world trade centers (twin towers). The terrorist attack on 9-11 is one of the most known attacks because of how many people died, and mentally/emotionally hurt. My interest was sparked because, I always wanted to know about how many people died, and what caused this tragic event.
In the text, BBC:100 days of genocide, it says, “ Lists of government opponents were handed out to militias who went and killed them, along with all of their families. Neighbors killed neighbors and some husbands, even killed their Tutsi wives, saying they would be killed if they refused.” You may wonder what would cause such a horrid thing? Well it all started way back in 1990 where they fought until a peace deal was agreed in 1993. But on the night of April 6th, 1994, president Juvenal Habyarimana, and his counterpart Cyprien Ntaryamira of Burundi, both Hutus, was shot down, killing everyone on board. The Hutus extremists blamed RPF and immediately started a well-organised campaign of slaughter.
On September 11th, nineteen terrorists of Saudi Arabian decent hijacked three planes and sent them on a path to the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. According to Reza Pankhurst, author of “A Legacy of 9/11: A Decade of Denial and Destruction,” Pankhurst stated that the reason for the attack was that the American government supported underrepresented regimes, extradition, and foreign intervention in the Middle East for its own political and economical gain (738). These actions led to a growing disfavor for the American government in the Middle East. In their opinion, United States had angered far too many Middle Eastern countries, and these citizens wished to exact revenge by “dispensing” the treatment they experienced to the American populace (739). According to “9/11 Attack,” this response manifested as the attacks on World Trade Center on September 11th, where approximately three thousand and four hundred people lost their lives.
Nineteen militants who were suicide bombers crashed into the Twin Towers, Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania field which had a central and global effect on the world caused by global terrorism increase and the spread of the group Islamic Extremist. Many months before the assault some of the terrorists were already living in America.
The following months Hussein was captured, the U.S government handed him over to the Iraqi government to stand trial due to the charges related to the killing of hundreds of Iraq people. In 2003, Saddam Hussein was found guilty and sentenced to death. A month later Saddam was hanged, in spite of his request to be shot to death. He was buried in his birthplace, on December 31, 2006 (Editors, 2008). Osama bin Laden Osama bin Laden was born Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1957.
It all began when Sudan’s very own government ordered and armed an Arab militia to attack certain ethnic groups. Without their intent it led to the mass murder of more than 480,000 people. Time and time again people question, why should we care? Imagine being out in public spending a wonderful day with your