Islamic Militant Groups Of Al Queda Hijacked Four Airliners And Carried Out Suicide Attacks Against The United States

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Thum 1 Introduction On September eleventh 2001, 19 terrorist associated with the Islamic militant group of al Queda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against the United States. Two of these four planes were flown into the World Trade Center located in New York City, the third plane was flown directly into the pentagon located outside the Washington D.C. area, the fourth and final plane crash landed in a field located in Pennsylvania. These attacks have since been referred to as the 9/11 attacks. The attack on American soil caused such uproar and outrage from the American people, the people called for answers as to why this happened and who did it. Who had caused these atrocious attacks that resulted…show more content…
The collision caused a massive explosion that showered burning debris over surrounding buildings and the streets below. America was under attack.” These initiatives have changed the way that Americans have lived causing a greater rise in the need for safety and security. But it also brings up many controversies surrounding it as personal freedoms and Thum 2 freedom of privacy. In this paper I hope to prove that the steps taken by the government are needed, but only to certain extents as to not topple any freedoms that the American people have. The attacks “The attackers were Islamic terrorists from Saudi Arabia and several other Arab nations. Reportedly financed by Saudi fugitive Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terrorist organization, they were allegedly acting in retaliation for America’s support of Israel, its involvement in the Persian Gulf War and its continued military presence in the Middle East. Some of the terrorists had lived in the United States for more than a year and had taken flying lessons at American commercial flight schools. Others had slipped into the country in the months before September 11 and acted as the “muscle” in the operation. The 19 terrorists easily smuggled box-cutters and knives through security at three East Coast airports and boarded four flights bound for California,
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