Terrorism Is An Act Of Violent Protest

1567 Words Dec 2nd, 2014 7 Pages
Terrorism is an act of violent protesting when a group or country wants to be heard when their opinion goes unnoticed. When hearing the word "terrorist" one might think of bombings, Osama Bin Laden or even the horrifying, yet famous tragedy of 9/11. The United States has endured the spread of infectious diseases, civil battles, and minor bomb threats and attacks; however, in most citizens’ eyes, nothing compares to the catastrophe of 9/11. From the unjust prejudice gestures of Americans towards Middle Eastern ethnicities to the advancements in security, it can be established that the events of 9/11 have been the result of a major “terrorist” attack that has had lasting effects on America.
On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, with no anticipation of landing unsafely at their various destinations, hundreds of people boarded planes while others dropped their kids off at school, and proceeded to their daily working lives not knowing that it would be their last time doing so. Nineteen members of the Islamic extremist group Al-Qaeda, led by Osama Bin Laden, hijacked four planes to carry out suicide attacks. Two planes hit the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, another plane hit the corner of the Pentagon near the nation’s capital, and the fourth plane’s intended destination was Washington D.C. With the help of the courageous passengers onboard, the hijackers of the fourth plane did not succeed. The plane crashed into an open field in Pennsylvania. Overall the…
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