The Practical, Psychological, Economical, Physical Impacts Made by 9/11

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It has been ten years since the worst terrorist attack in the history of the United States. In the decade since the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Department of Homeland Security was founded, airports and airlines increased security, and Osama bin Laden has been killed. The U.S. has been entrenched in two ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanastan. The Patriot Act and other legislation increased surveillance while decreasing our civil liberties. How have all of these changes and the lasting impact of 9/11 affected Americans? The Practical Impact The most obvious changes Americans faced after September 11 were at the airport. Travelers had to show up at the airport at least two hours before their flight took off. There were…show more content…
Balbir Singh Sodhi was fatally shot on September 15, 2001 in Mesa, Arizona. Like others, Sodhi, a Sikh, was mistaken for a Muslim. According to a FBI report, hate crime incidents targeting people and institutions that identified with the Islamic faith increased from 28 in 2000 to 481 in 2001. Mosques were attacked as well as other religious buildings, including a Hindu temple, which was hit with a firebomb. A sign that tempers and fear haven't cooled over the years was the recent battle over what has been referred to as the "Ground Zero mosque." In reality, Park51 is neither a mosque nor is it located at Ground Zero. In fact, the site isn't visible from the World Trade Center site. Park51, a 13-story Muslim community center, will replace a Burlington Coat Factory building that was damaged in the 9/11 attacks. It will be open to the public and will contain a Muslim prayer space as well as a memorial for the victims of the attacks. The planned center, located two blocks from the attacks, has sparked controversy and protests. Opponents of the community center have argued that a mosque so close to Ground Zero would be offensive since the men behind the September 11 attacks were Islamic terrorists. However, supporters of Park51 point out that some of the victims of 9/11 were Muslim and some of the victims' families are in favor of the project. Various polls showed that the majority of Americans,

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