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9/11 Tragedy And Its Aftermath Essay

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On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of George W. Bush. Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters. The impact left a gaping, burning hole near the 80th floor of the 110-story skyscraper, instantly killing hundreds of people and trapping hundreds more in higher floors. More than any other religious group, after this terrible tragedy, Muslims became known as a “threat” to the people, and were met with negative attitudes. Its religion is has known as the “Holy War” worldwide. The media started to release stereotypical image of Muslims and Arabs as perpetrators of violence and as terrorists. People across the West used this accident as an excuse to show their violence against the Muslim people. It has been use as an excuse for more violence. I talked to one of my friend about her views on the 9/11 accident. I started to understand more about what people from the Islamic religion think and feel about the accidents. She told me that the accidents were caused by the Taliban. However, the Taliban are not actually “real” Muslim. She told me that they just used their name under the Islamic religion to go against people. This has caused a very big misunderstanding about...

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