Justice Against Sponsors Of Terrorism Act Essay

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The White House said on Monday, that President Obama will veto the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, which was a bill that would allow survivors and families of the victims of 9/11 to sue the country of Saudi Arabia in US federal court for its so-called roles in funding the terrorist attack. This bill was originally created to override a series of court rulings that had efficiently blocked the pathway to all lawsuits by victims of 9/11 opposing the Saudi Arabian government. The bill was passed, unanimously, by the House of Representatives by voice vote after it was, unanimously, passed by the Senate in May. Obama had not signed the bill, saying it would further complicate diplomatic relations. John Earnest, White House Press Secretary,…show more content…
Many terrorist attacks have plagued the United States, the most known being 9/11, the nineteen al Queda members,the majority whose home was Saudi Arabia, hijacked four US planes where a series of four coordinated attacks were conducted. Two are flown into the Twin Towers in New York, one crashes into the Pentagon, and the other, which was meant for the White House, crashed into Shanksville, Pennsylvania after passengers attempted to take back control of the plane to prevent the attack on the US Capitol. Saudi Arabia was given sovereign immunity, protecting their government and their government officials from civil cases. This terrorist attack caused insured property losses of over twenty five billion dollars. Terrorist attacks are always automatically blamed on the Muslims. Muslim Americans are constantly seen as victims of discrimination, but viewed by a very slim majority as members of a religion that encourages death and violence. Republicans are more likely to be suspicious of Islam than Democrats are. Donald Trump is one of those Republicans who feels that all Muslims should not be able to enter the United States. Any terrorist attack that is heard of, people regularly look at anyone from the Middle East. According to the FBI, ninety-four percent of terrorist attacks carried out in the United States are non-Muslims. Today, ISIS and Al-Qaeda are the most notorious terrorist
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