Ever since the beginning of the terrorist attacks on American soil, the War on Terror has been involved in the lives of Americans and nations near us. The War on Terror’s background originated through conflicts between warring countries in the Middle East; U.S. involvement started when a terrorist guided plane crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 in New York City. The attack was suspected to be the work of the middle-eastern terrorist group Al-Qaeda. The U.S. military, under the leadership of then commander-in-chief George W. Bush, declared a “War on Terror” on the terrorist group and the fighting began.
Security measures drastically increased after 9/11. 9/11 was an act of terrorism that would change the way the country handled privacy. Americans needed to voice their opinions after this happened and have their own rights protected. The need to protect individual rights is the utmost important aspect in a thriving U.S. society.
September 11, 2001 is a date in history that changed the lives of people from all over the world and especially the lives of Americans. On this day nineteen militant men associated with al-Qaeda, an Islamic extremist group, hijacked four airplanes and carried out multiple suicide attacks on different locations in the United States. Two of the planes directly struck the World Trade Center located in New York City, one of the other two planes hit the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and the final plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania before it could reach its final destination. On this day, more than 3,000 people were killed including over 400 first responding police officers and firefighters. In recent years as people look back on that day it is remembered as a time when the country was joined together by grief and showed an overwhelming amount of comfort and support to the victims and their families; it was also a time of extreme national pride. People also remember that following the attacks the economy suffered tremendously, in addition, air traffic which makes up a portion of the economy was greatly disrupted, both of which created uncertainty about the security of the financial markets critical to the success of the United States. What most people do not remember is the immediate backlash and hostility the Muslim and Arab communities received following the attacks by both civilians and the media. This is a topic that has been largely ignored by the public and media’s
Muslim Americans are people whose religious belief is Islam, but they were born in America. Before September 11, 2001, Muslim Americans were rarely a discussion or a problem. However after September 11, 2001, Muslim Americans were the main topic. Even though Islam is a religious belief, people are fearful of anything associated with it. Some people discriminate against people who resemble those who are practice the religion. Even though it is not relevant to race, the difference between racism; and religious discrimination is often unclear to people. People believe that terrorists are Muslim activists, but that’s wrong because not all terrorists are Muslims.
The terrorism towards Muslim-Americans pales in comparison to the war in the Middle East. During 9/11, al-Qaeda (a terrorist group made of citizens of several countries, not affiliated with any government whatsoever) killed over 3,000 Americans. In return American troops killed, 1.7 million Iraqi civilians, mostly children, in the Iraq war. Americans also killed roughly 3 million Afghan since the early 90’s, before 9/11. Altogether, Americans have afflicted around 7 million in the Middle East. However, the American government hides the death toll and researchers find it difficult to document Arab deaths due to language barriers and information manipulation. Nevertheless, Americans have killed from 6 to 8 million Islam. Not only can many people consider this morally wrong to kill innocent civilians because of a terrorist attack they had nothing to do with, but it also puts a bigger target on America. ISIS and other Islamic terrorist groups will not take too kindly that 7 million of their people killed by Americans. They will seek revenge and do everything in their power to raise their death toll on America (15 Years After
On September 11, 2001, an Islamic terrorist group, known as Al-Queda, hijacked four American airplanes and attempted to crash them into important United States landmarks, such as the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the White House. Unfortunately, the hijackers succeeded at The Pentagon and World Trade Center. Nearly three thousand people lost their lives because of these attacks. Sixteen years later, people still remember it as one of the most tragic events in US history. On this day, the most massive terrorist attack to ever happen on American soil occurred, yet the after effects of 9/11 are even larger; because of 9/11, the United States has developed safer air travel and immigration policies, but unfortunately, innocent Islamic people suffered and are still suffering from hate crimes.
The attacks that occurred in this nation on September 11, 2001 will always be remembered throughout time. Congress has voted to override Obama’s veto on a 9/11 bill by a vast majority, specifically 97-1 in the Senate and 348-77 in the House of Representatives. This bill allows for American families who were victims in the September 11 attacks to create or alter any lawsuits against Saudi Arabia. Some lawsuits against Saudi Arabia will demand tem to give forth documents and other pieces of evidence based on these attacks. This article also addresses Obama’s point on this issue. He decided to veto this bill because it would set a “dangerous precedent.” More specifically, the Saudi government has stated multiple times that their nation had no par in the September 11 attacks. Obama decided to override this bill to keep America’s relations with this nation on a good note. The C.I.A direction also put his opinion on Congress overriding the veto, saying, “Any legislation that affects sovereign immunity should take into account the associated risks
There has been many terrorists attacks throughout American history. Yet, there is one attack that stands out the most to Americans, it is the one on September 11, 2001. This was when two airplanes had crashed into the world trade center and into the pentagon. After this, Americans had come to the conclusion that all Muslims are terrorists and that they should shun all Muslims at any cost.The way America had handled muslim treatment after 9/11 was not justified because, not all Muslims are terrorist and this had turned one of the largest religions in the world into becoming afraid of all Americans.
The United States for over a decade now has been attempting to find appropriate routes of compensating and protecting their citizens from terrorism. After the attacks on September 11, 2001 the legislature has made it one of their top priorities. The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) was introduced in the Senate as S. 2040 by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) on September 16, 2015. The bill was passed through the Senate on May 17, 2016 by a voice vote, passed through the House of Representatives on September 9, 2016 by a voice vote, then vetoed by President Barack Obama on September 23, 2016, only to have that veto overridden by the United States Senate on September 28, 2016 by a margin of 97-1 and overridden by the United States
The Homeland Security Act of 2002 impacted the American people without many of them realizing it. The act called for increased monitoring of computer networks, phone lines, and online history inside the United States and allowed the government to deport suspects (ACLU). What was created by the act has snaked its way into all aspects of our lives, creating a sense of order and restricting some freedom. However, some say that this imposition into our daily lives limits our freedoms and actions allowed us by the Constitution. Many interest groups voice strong resentment for the act while others try to demonstrate the strengths and triumphs of the Homeland Security Act. This paper will show the differing viewpoints of those that feel that the
After 9/11, Muslim Americans were targeted for bullying while they got into depression and anxiety. Muslims were blamed and pursed for revenge. Following 9/11, approximately 18,000 Muslims were deported, while 15,000 were arrested or held back. Several victims of 9/11 were innocent Muslims, ranging in age from unborn to late 60s.“94% of terrorist attacks carried out in the United States from 1980 to 2005 have been by non-Muslims,” Alnatour a writer at HUFFINGTONPOST.com writes. As he mentions the number of terrorist attacks are mostly held by non-Muslims; however, Muslims are blamed for it. Mostly people refer to Muslim Americans to ignore others crimes. Since 9/11, American Muslims are adrift; in addition, they are suffering a 10% salary cut. Ms. Elhuni, who is an American citizen and a Georgia State University political science graduate student was sitting inside a coffee shop in Atlanta when she was harassed by a man identified only as
After the attack of 9/11 many American citizens sought out an answer to why one would hijack a plane and run it into the Twin Towers, killing millions. According to the Huffpost, Islam became the main reason for the attack and furthermore labeled religion as the inspiration for many terroristic attacks (Gibson, 1). According to many Muslims, however, the attacks are anti-Islamic because the Quran states not to harm civilians who are not involved with war and to avoid it at all possible times (PBS, 3). The conflict between Muslims and Americans is growing and many issues in the Middle East has become the focus for religious terrorism.
Think of the word terrorism. What is the first thing that comes to mind? One might think of kidnapping, assassination, bombing, or even genocide and guerrilla warfare. Because it is such a broad and complex issue, an all-encompassing definition is hard to formulate. The United States Department of Defence defines terrorism as…
War Against Terror and Human Rights The Human Rights Act 1998 took full legal effect across the English and Welsh legal systems on October 2nd 1998. The Act, allows people to claim a number of the rights and freedoms that are set out in the European Convention on Human Rights. The Government had high hopes that when the act was passed it would create a 'Culture of Human Rights within the United Kingdom.'
The immediacy and the primacy of any truly potent force is the ability to perpetuate itself. Sharp and energetic outbursts have their place, and can be known to have great effect-cataclysmic forces, despite their maximum destructive potential, are temporary in their total effects in relation to some absolute goal. In other words, they are generally limited in scope, and well defined in purpose; there is a tactical objective, which is usually consummated quickly. The more dreaded force creeps along, escalating incrementally, and while it may abide a strategic goal, or even a policy, it is generally open-ended. This sort of ambiguity I am referring to differs from the flexible tactical necessity in that strategic outcomes are very much