On the evening of Friday, 13 November 2015, a massacre including of public mass shootings and suicide bombings occurred in the capital of France, Paris. The attackers killed 130 people and wounded 368 serious injuries. Just 10 months previous, on January 7, 2015 two terrorists attacked Charlie Hebdo, an office of a Parisian satirical magazine. They killed eleven and wounded eleven people. During the attacks in Paris, no one victim was armed. They didn’t have any chance to defense for themselves. When police arrived, it was too late to save the innocents. The world today is full of dangerous with terrorism, criminals, mass shootings, and so forth. We 're not safe from anything.
A terrorist attack is one of the most frightening things that one can encounter. They are unpredictable, random, senseless, and devastating. One of the largest and most well known acts of terrorism was the attack on the twin towers on September 11, 2001. During the attack close to 3,000 people were killed (September 11) and the nation of America was left in complete and utter fear. The laws and regulations passed as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 have been helpful to American society because of new safety precautions, assurance that nothing of that magnitude would ever occur again, and an overall increase of safety for American citizens.
On September 11, 2001, nineteen militants associated with the Islamic extremist group Al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks in the United States. Two planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Centre in New York City. A third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Often referred to as 9/11, the attack resulted in extensive death and destruction. This triggered the major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of George W. Bush. Over three thousand people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington D.C., including more than four hundred
On September 11, 2001, 19 activists connected with the Islamic radical gathering al-Qaeda seized four carriers and did suicide assaults against focuses in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon simply outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane slammed in a field in Pennsylvania. Frequently alluded to as 9/11, the assaults brought about far reaching demise and demolition, activating major U.S. activities to battle terrorism and characterizing the administration of George W. Shrubbery. More than 3,000 individuals were slaughtered amid the assaults in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 cops and firefighters.
9/11 was the biggest terrorist attack that has ever been done on American soil. It killed hundreds of people, injured thousands, and forced nearly a million to evacuate their homes. It was a massive slaughter and marked an important moment in U.S. history.
That attack, the November Paris attacks, dominated the news for weeks, and prompted incredible shows of solidarity from countries around the world. The countries that do suffer the most damage from terrorism are predominantly Muslim, and those attacks mostly slip under the radar of the western media. This means that while we in the west stoke our fears of “radical Islamic terrorists,” it is Muslims who bear the brunt of terrorist attacks.“The four predominantly Muslim countries that endured the most fatal terrorist attack were Iraq, Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan” (Institute for Economics & Peace
Some argue that the 9/11 attacks hastened the airline industry to make changes that would have come sooner or later because many carriers were already in financial trouble. The airlines were forced to make cuts in their cost structure and renegotiate labor expenses due to a decline in passenger demand, which realistically was needed regardless of the 9/11 attacks (Logan).
On September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda, a terrorist group, hijacked four airplanes, bringing down the World Trade Center and nearly destroying the Pentagon. The attacks killed 2,977 people and started a global war on terrorism (9/11 Attacks). Since Afghanistan was training terrorist groups, our military sent soldiers over to the Middle East to help slow down the assaults on our country. The attacks on the World Trade Center affected the lives of many Americans and changed the way people see the world today, especially my cousin, Master at Arms (MAA), Robert Dempewolf.
September 11, 2001, millions of New Yorkers and American citizens woke up and started their day, unprepared and unaware for the catastrophic attack that would be taking place in just a few short hours. At 8:46 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower. The impact killed all of the passengers and crew as well as hundreds inside the building. At 9:03 a.m., a second plane, Flight 175, crashed into the corner of the South Tower killing passenger, crew, and workers who worked on floors seventy-five to eighty-three. Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m. killing approximately 185 individuals (History.com Staff). Because of the damaged to the support system, fires, and impact at extremely fast speed, the South Tower collapsed at 9:59 a.m. (Lipton and Glanz). Having heard about the acts of terrorism that had just taken place in New York and Washington, D.C., a group of passengers drove their plane, Flight 93, into a Pennsylvania field killing everyone on board but possibly saving hundreds of other lives in the process. The North Tower collapsed at 10:28 a.m. 102 minutes after being struck (History.com Staff). On September 11, 2001, almost twelve hundred people were wounded or killed by “coordinated suicide attempts” by Al Qaeda terrorists. In result to the four airplanes being hijacked and used for premediated reasons, the United States government instituted new regulations for entering the country and airport security as well as expounded on systems already in place.
A recent newsworthy event that has happened is recent bombing of a college campus in Kenya. Ruthlessly armed attackers stormed Garissa University early on April 2, killing two security guards then firing aimlessly on students. At least 147 people, mostly students, have been killed in an attack. “He militants singled out Christians and shot them”, witnesses said
Building 7 of the World Trade Center was not one of the initial targets for al Qaeda but suffered significant damage leading to the collapse of the building. The building had been completely evacuated at the time the building collapsed at 5:21 p.m. the same day the World Trade Centers were attacked. The buildings structure was altered due to fires that were ignited from impact of debris when the North Tower collapsed. The water in the fire system was shut-off due to a city main break making it unavailable to fight the fires. The thermal expansion caused joints of the building to expand eventually causing column 79 to buckle and collapse the 13th floor. This caused a cascade of the falling floors and
In his article ‘Media Coverage of Charlie Hebdo and the Baga Massacre: A study in Contrasts’ he posited that one of the reasons there was ‘no global hashtag campaign or march for the victims of these most recent Boko Haram massacres’ was that while Paris is a ‘highly connected global city with thousands of working journalists’, Baga is ‘isolated, difficult and dangerous to reach’. He stated also that while the Paris attack came as a shock, the Baga massacre was just another violent incident in Boko Haram’s five year insurgency, pointing out that even in Nigeria the Paris attacks received far more coverage
For example, terrorists attacks were made in Paris, France in 2015. On Friday November 13, 2015 at 3:20 p.m, guns went off, bombs exploded, and many people killed and wounded. Gunmen and suicide bombers all had hit a concert hall, a major stadium, and restaurants and bars almost all at the same time. It had left 130 people dead, and hundreds wounded, with more than 100 in critical condition. The President of France described this attack as an “act of war” against the Islamic State. Three teams were believed to be behind these attacks. Instantly after the attacks, French police carried out hundreds of raids across the country in search of the suspects. This tragedy hurt, and touched every single heart in the world. The U.S. sent troops over for support, and to help Paris out. Carried throughout all social media, were messages and prayers going towards Paris (Paris Attacks;BBC News, 2015).
Terrorist attacks occur around the globe, but how does the location and the target affect the world’s response to the attack? The following will investigate two attacks that occurred in two very different parts of the world at relatively the same time and the reasons for the disparity in their attention on social media and international news coverage.
Kenya has been the battlefield of tragic terrorist attacks on western interests twice since 1998 – once in 1998 when the US embassy was attacked and a second time in 2002 when a Israeli-owned Paradise hotel was bombed. In 1980, Jewish-owned Norfolk hotel was attacked by the PLO. Every single attack shared a common thread of irony: the majority of the lives lost were Kenyan, even though the ideology behind the attacks suggests that Kenyan and Kenyans were not involved in the political dynamic that precipitated the attacks.