Terrorist Attacks on 9/11 Part 2

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World Trade Center Building 7
Building 7 of the World Trade Center was not one of the initial targets for al Qaeda but suffered significant damage leading to the collapse of the building. The building had been completely evacuated at the time the building collapsed at 5:21 p.m. the same day the World Trade Centers were attacked. The buildings structure was altered due to fires that were ignited from impact of debris when the North Tower collapsed. The water in the fire system was shut-off due to a city main break making it unavailable to fight the fires. The thermal expansion caused joints of the building to expand eventually causing column 79 to buckle and collapse the 13th floor. This caused a cascade of the falling floors and
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These men were targeted inside the U.S. borders because they wore turbans and grew out their beards. They grow out their hair as a symbol of respect towards God. The turban represents piety, honor, and courage. Individuals that were not of this faith look at this as a representation of Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden wore a turban and grew out his beard as well but not because he was of the Sikh faith. The Sikh faith forms the fifth largest religion in the world. These men were seen as potential terrorists and were beaten, killed, called profanities, and excluded from eating at restaurants, renting apartments, and participating in the entertainment industry after the attacks of 9/11. Sikh men were afraid to walk streets and leave their homes in a free country out of fear and anxiety. Later, many Sikh men made the decision to clear the image of the Sikh faith among Americans and not live in fear by participating and helping in their local communities. (Arora, 2013)
Security Sector Changes At the beginning of the 1990s the Department of Defense and the United States Army had been responsible for defending our national interests and protecting the U.S. national security. After the attacks on 9/11, it was also made the responsibility of the State Department and USAID including their civilian teams and inter-agency deployment teams. The war on terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq is focused on rebuilding and teaching the occupants to self sustain. Defeating al Qaeda
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