The Attack On September 11

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The attack on September 11, 2001 is defined as a group of Islamic terrorist who are believed to be members of the al-Qaeda, attacking the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, also known as the Twin Towers, by hijacking four commercial airlines. Only three of the four attacks succeed. This is considered a terrorist attack to most of us. From this incident we can define terrorism as a well-planned violent attack that targets innocent people to send a political message by planting fear not just to the country or government but also to civilians. However, terrorism cannot and should not be easily defined in this way. The definition of terrorism defined above is defined in America’s point of view and not al-Qaeda’s perspective. If we put ourselves in al-Qaeda’s shoes, our definition of terrorism is going to change. Al-Qaeda declared war to America because they felt that the Muslims were threatened by the U.S. as well as their freedom. It is not to be said that the actions of al-Qaeda should be justified, but we should try to understand them before making assumptions. Al-Qaeda dealt with their situation to extreme by planning massive attacks but it could be considered as a method of protection instead of a terrorist attack.
The most unexpected horrifying day in the United States can be said to be the terrorism attack of September 11, 2001 which killed approximately 3,000 and injured almost 10,000 people. As most already know, the attack was carried by 19 Islamic terrorist from
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