Terrorism : The Threat Of Terrorism

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The Threat of Terrorism in the U.S.
Thomas McBrien
Prof. Tomlinson

Terrorism is a major, growing concern throughout the United States. Terrorism comes in different forms and also has different motives. The most common motives for terrorist attacks in the United States are different political and religious views. The United States is also a targeted country because they are very involved in other nations. As the terrorist threat continues to rise, the United States must have tactics to prevent attacks and the deaths of thousands of innocent people. Al Qaeda was responsible for the biggest terrorist attack that occurred in the U.S. on September 11th, 2001. Al Qaeda was led by a man named Osama bin Laden. Osama bin Laden was born on March 10th, 1957 and was the son of billionaire Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden. In 1979, Osama bin Laden joined the mujahideen forces in Pakistan to fight against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. He gave financial support to the mujahideen forces and gained popularity amongst many Arabs. Bin Laden formed Al Qaeda in 1988 which fought against Russian occupation in Afghanistan. The CIA trained, supported and funded Osama bin Laden and taught him tactics that Al Qaeda commonly uses today such as performing assassinations and deploying car bombs. Bin Laden was born and grew up in Saudi Arabia until the government exiled him because of his anti-government activities. After he was exiled, he moved his base to Sudan. His hatred toward…
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