9/11 Terrorism Essay

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On September 11, 2001, at 8:45 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, a Boeing 767-222 aircraft plummeted into the twin towers. Boarding 56 passengers including 5 hijackers. After the incident, no survivors were found all passengers and more were found dead at the scene.
Al-Qaeda was the name of the group to aim carry out suicide attacks against important United States buildings. An Islamic extremist terrorist system started by Osama bin Laden. With franchise operations in at least sixteen other countries, al-Qaeda seeks to overthrow Middle-Eastern governments or other places with strong Muslim representation that do not force religiously-sanctioned social and political order. Knowing that if those areas were to fail, then the people would have to start back over from square 1. Knocking out the United States way of trade.
This event gave birth to a war and brought about everyday sociological changes for America. The attacks on American soil were made in an attempt to reduce support in the United States for the ‘offending’ governments, which al-Qaeda saw as a huge obstacle in building a global order under Islam. In addition, they were angry over …show more content…

All leaving and entering Boston. The two other planes involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks had slightly different routes. The first, an American Airlines Boeing 767-222 left the airport in Washington D.C., headed for Los Angeles. Once hijacked, the attackers steered the plane towards the Pentagon where they slammed into the west side of the building, workplace to twenty four thousand people (Schmemann). After learning about the other attacks, passengers on the fourth plane, United Airlines Boeing 767-222, Flight 93, decided to take matter into their own hands. Fighting back, the passengers were able to steer the plane from its original target, Washington D.C., and crashed into a field in Pennsylvania, killing everyone

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