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Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda - Osama Bin Laden who is better known as Al Qaeda's Emir-General was born on July 30, 1957 in Saudi Arabia to Muhammad bin Judah bin Laden and Humid. He was the seventeenth child out of fifty-two. Osama went to Kin Abdulaziz University where he began studies in economics and management but left college in his third year. While at the university he learned Islamic studies and became very intrigued with this religion. Osama's father always urged his children to refrain from politics and religion debate, but Osama seemed interested in government and international politics....   [tags: History of Osama Bin Laden] 1311 words
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The Life of Osama Bin Laden - “Both, bin Laden and the Crusaders [Taliban] transformed the evil of vengeance into a virtue. Both exploited their religious traditions to commit atrocities” (Fadl 5). Osama bin Laden misused the Qur’an in order to gain the governmental power in and around countries with a high population of Muslims. Bin Laden’s word manipulated so many different people that a group formed called the Taliban, who believed in bin Laden’s message so much that they believed every word he said about other countries trying to destroy the Islamic faith (Fadl 2)....   [tags: qur'an, muslims, the taliban]
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The Elimination of Osama bin Laden - A recent monumental political event occurred on May 2, 2011, when al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was shot and killed in Pakistan by American forces. Many Americans cheered as justice was served to the man who masterminded the attacks of 9/11, which killed thousands of innocent Americans almost ten years ago. There is much speculation regarding the efforts of the military in apprehending bin Laden, as well as the political agenda of current President Barrack Obama and his role in the execution of the mission, as well as the role bin Laden’s death will play in Obama’s reelection as President....   [tags: al-Qaeda, Pakistan]
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Death of Osama Bin Laden - Osama bin laden is a chief leader of a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United Sates, AL qaeda. Bin laden formed this powerful militant Islamic group, in 1988, to strengthen the international network he established during the afghan war. Their purposes were the advancement of Islamic transformation throughout the Muslim world and to oppose foreign intervention in the Middle East. Osama bin laden is more notably. Known for his role in authorizing the devastating attacks on 911. Leading up to this most disastrous attack was additional attacks made on the United States as well....   [tags: Terrorism, Current Events] 844 words
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Death of Osama bin Laden - We all remember the tragic event that occurred on September 11, 2001. Well, most of us do. I was only a child when the new struck everyone’s hearts. My mother remembers it well and tells me about it each year when September 11 comes around. The United States was on edge and ready to start a war after the occurrence. But, some might wonder “Who could do such evil to a country?” and “What ever happened to him/her?” The name of the man who brought such terror to our country was Osama Bin Laden. He was a man from Saudi Arabia with malicious plans to cause a havoc among New York City and a panic to everyone in the United States....   [tags: Operation Neptune Spear, al Qaeda]
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Osama bin Laden - Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 1957 and he was surrounded by 49 brothers and sisters. His family was really rich because of his father who was a billionaire, and owned one of the biggest construction companies of the kingdom. Bin Laden attended a high leveled school during his childhood, which combined British style secular education with Islamic worship. During his college years, he went to King Abd Al University to study four different courses: civil engineering, public administration, business and economics....   [tags: saudi arabia, Al-Qaeda, leader]
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Osama Bin Laden - ... It gradually grows over time. Evil is smart, manipulative, precise. Osama was said to be strikingly current, extremely well informed, and toughly detailed. From the time he built his camps to 1989, bin Laden’s group had been involved with more than five major battles, as well as hundreds of small operations. In 1998 Osama organized a group called al- Qaida. This army would focus on symbolic acts of terrorism instead of the typical military campaigns. Osama based this new group from Muslim, but rearranged the pillars of the teachings of Islam to suit his own purpose....   [tags: Terrorism, Evil, Al-Qada]
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A Brief Biography of Osama bin Laden - ... While growing up he was never scared of bombardment and never showed reaction showing how he was fearless. He did not like the use of electronic because it was an easier way to be tracked. This showed how he always feared being caught and did not like technology. Osama’s mentality was mainly focused on Muslim Brotherhood and he cherished this. He was a noble man and in the presents of higher educated scholars, he paid his respects and always downgraded himself before them. Throughout Osama bin Laden’s childhood into his young adulthood he began to create a following for himself....   [tags: deadly terrorists, Al Qaeda] 1522 words
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Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda - On the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists (with strong ties to Al Qaeda), on four separate planes, slaughtered almost 3000 civilians at the World Trade Center and at the Pentagon ("9/11 Attacks"). Al Qaeda is widely known as the most feared terrorist organization. It is a global Islamic militant organization, and its location cannot be determined because of its secrecy and the fact that its militants operate all over the world. It commits acts that are considered terrorism. Terrorism is the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims (Currie 70)....   [tags: Terrorism, September 11th]
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Osama Bin Laden and Al Qeada - To some, he is the most hated and most hateful man in the world, and at one point was the most wanted criminal on the face of the planet. Osama bin Laden, in 1988, founded an Islamist network called al-Qaeda; the foundation built from his faith in God. This network would soon become a feared terrorist group from different countries across the globe. Bin Laden built his network with intentions of harming others that did not share his beliefs. Among his methods were: armed terrorism, suicide bombings, and alleged financial manipulation as the world has seen through attacks throughout history....   [tags: Islamist Network, Terrorist Group]
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Al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden - ... When Afghanistan collapsed into a civil war, Ayman al-Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden convened a meeting that formalized the establishment of an elite fighting force. The fighting force used terror to achieve its aims and Azzam was appalled. His son-in-law was quoted saying, “He was against the method of trying to recruit people not for the jihad in Afghanistan but for planning to do something else.” (Baker). Although Azzam helped teach bin Laden and persuaded him to come to Afghanistan, he was against bin Laden’s idea to use terror to achieve his fighting force’s aims....   [tags: islamic regimes, terroristic organizations] 2233 words
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The Fear and Destruction Caused by Osama bin Laden - On September 11, 2001, nearly three thousand people were killed when a plane crashed into the World Trade Center. There was one man behind this terrible tragedy that rocked the world’s foundations, and threatened the safety and security of humanity. Osama bin Laden, leader of Taliban group Al Qaeda, proudly accepted responsibility for the terrorist attacks carried out on the Pentagon, World Trade Center and the Capital building of the United States. With his acceptance of blame for this horrific event, the worldwide war on terrorism began....   [tags: terrorist, al qaeda, muslim] 1416 words
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September 11th Attacks and Hunt for Osama Bin Laden - ... As the war progressed Obama felt that finding Bin Laden now had a high enough priority on The War on Terror. Shortly after he was elected Obama told the director of the CIA Leon Panetta that finding Bin Laden was a top priority (Obama). Starting in early 2008 Bin Laden was a high target for American intelligence and troops. As more time, effort and funding was available to the CIA through Obamas want to find Bin Laden, the CIA began to uncover a complex that could be the location of Bin Laden....   [tags: terrorism, military, search, leader] 1668 words
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Details of Osama bin Laden’s Death and Operation - ... Possibly bin Laden. When President Obama learned about this information he pursued an aggressive course of action. President Obama called for the first of many US defense meetings to determine what their course of action should be (www.nydailynews.com). On April 29th President Obama approved the operation to capture or kill bin Laden. Three days later on May 2nd was when the actual operation was carried out. In the early morning hours two Navy Black Hawk helicopters approach the compound. They carried a platoon of 24 US Navy SEALs....   [tags: Navy, Ambush, Terrorism]
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Osama Bin Laden: From Ally to Enemey - Osama Bin Laden; a name associated across the world with terrorism. Every American knows this name as the face of evil. The man solely responsible for 9/11 and much more. He was America’s public enemy number one up until the day he died on May 2, 2011. That being said, would you believe me if I told you, he was not always our enemy. “He was our kind of guy until he wasn’t, an ally during the Cold War until he no longer served our purposes” (Scheer). Osama fought for our side and helped us end a ten-year war with Russia....   [tags: terrorism, public enemy, communism, Cold War]
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Osama bin Laden Owes Me a Snow Globe - Charlton Heston once said that “In all of Shakespeare's plays, no matter what tragic events occur, no matter what rises and falls, we return to stability in the end.” Throughout history, the world has resolved issues in the past for the most part and has moved on in life. That is, except for Osama bin Laden, who has had a grudge against the United States for a very long time. When he finally decided to act upon his anger, he created a tragedy for millions of families in America by bombing the United States....   [tags: Terrorism]
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September 11th and the End of Osama bin Laden - I awoke the morning of September 11th in the usual manner. Around 9 a.m. I turned on the television, which happened to be on a news channel. There was something unusual taking place, and this time it was not the usual LA car chase. This particular morning the news anchors were not talking about the usual trivialities; instead there was live coverage of something big taking place in downtown Manhattan. Though I still felt half asleep, I was trying to focus on the television, whereas I saw smoke billowing from the World Trade Center Towers....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]
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Zero Dark Thirty is a Movie Loosely Based on Osama Bin Laden - ... Historical Significance: The September 11th, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, orchestrated by Al-Qaeda and Bin Laden, were the events that launched the U.S. War on Terrorism. Al-Qaeda’s attack on the United States was carried out by members of radicalized Islamic groups, whose objective was to spread jihad against the secular influence of the West. This tragic event provided the historical basis for the events in the movie. The movie adopts a plot about the combined efforts of United States and foreign governments in the Middle East to collect information for the attempt to track down and capture Osama Bin Laden....   [tags: cia, al-qaeda, islamic]
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Macbeth in William Shakespeare´s Macbeth and Osama Bin Laden: Power Hungry - ... Soon after he kills Banquo, Macbeth hosts a banquet, where Banquo’s seat is left empty. Only Macbeth truly knows what has happened to Banquo. However, he hallucinates that Banquo is at the table with all the guests when Macbeth says, “Avaunt, and quit my sight. Let the earth hide thee./Thy bones are marrowless; thy blood is cold;/Thou hast no speculation in those eyes/Which thou dost glare with” (3.4.113-116). Macbeth is seeing Banquo at his banquet even after he ordered murders to kill Banquo and Fleance, Banquo’s son....   [tags: Power, Murder, Tyrant] 657 words
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Osama Bin Laden as a Middle Eastern Hero - Representation and Construction of Heroes Heroes are often described as a person who against the opposing forces fights for their rights and freedoms. Osama bin Laden is the pin up boy for terrorism. The monster and the mastermind, But is he really the villain western media makes him out to be. Osama bin Laden, to millions, with his face regularly plastered on television and across the magazine covers and front pages of newspapers, is immediately associated with evil. To most he is guilty of mass murder, although he hasn't been found or tried, and there has been no publicly released evidence connecting him with the said crimes....   [tags: Terrorists Terrorism] 1377 words
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The Solution to Terrorism is Searching for Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan - The Solution to Terrorism is Searching for Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan Unfortunately in the past few months the United States has had to take safety precautions never seen before in America. Every public place has new rules and regulations of exactly what one can have. In entering somewhere such as Yankee Stadium, one can no longer have a backpack. One must also be patted down to check for weapons or bombs or whatever else one could possibly bring in that could cause the death count to rise in addition to the World Trade Center and Pentagon terrorist attacks....   [tags: Papers] 605 words
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Osama Bin Laden’s Claimed Motivations for 9/11 are False - Osama Bin Laden’s Claimed Motivations for 9/11 are False Where did the animosity which lead to the terrorist acts of September 11, 2001 originate. It is obvious at this point in time that the leader of the al Qaeda network, Osama bin Laden, was the mastermind behind the attacks, but the reasons why the attacks occurred and the fact that a small majority of people can support such acts remains very unclear. Osama bin Laden stated in his February 1998 Fatwah, “The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies- civilians and military- is an individual duty for every Muslim.” When examining the three direct reasons given by Osama bin Laden to kill Americans his reasoning based on factual evid...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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Relations Between the United Sates and Pakistan - What long term effects the killing of the Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden the 1st of May 2011 will have on the relations between the United Sates and Pakistan is yet too early to distinguish. The viable questions that can be asked at this time are how the situation and policies changed to this day has and will the changes be permanent. Will the relations between the states ease up or will an even tenser situation between them two come out of the events May 1st 2011. And how may the changes the relations seen so far have an impact on the future relations between The United States and Pakistan....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden]
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How To Be an Effective Terrorist - The United States have had many enemies in foreign countries around the world. On a list of more than seventy, the list of supposed terrorist groups, many stand out, the most recent, and identified usually the most threatening is the Al Qaeda. Usama Bin Laden, leader of the Al Qaeda, organizer of the 9/11 attack on September first, in 2001 was the most wanted man on many countries lists. This was until the decade long manhunt, finally in 2011 Usama was presumably assassinated. With the death of their leader, and the increasing spread of Western influence, their motive is undeniable, however, there are many ways to combat the US, despite the many security since established during the “War on...   [tags: Osama Bin Laden]
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Breakdown of Septemberl 11 Terrorist Attacks - ... Ayman al Zawahiri is expected to take over al Qaeda since he was its head for quiet sometime. However, a lot didn’t think he was capable of handling such a position and big responsibility since he didn’t have a lot of combat skills and has shown weak leadership skills. He was less charismatic than Osama bin laden and a lot questioned his loyalty to this whole terrorist network. On the other hand, he was a Great War organizer and a master in political in fighter. The war on Afghanistan (2001-present) The war on Afghanistan was one of the major events of the 21st century....   [tags: Osama Bin Laden, UN position on terrorism] 2178 words
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Ethics and a Movie: Zero Dark Thrity Directed by Kathryn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty, directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal, is a 2012 suspenseful action war film that is based on recent events surrounding the hunt for Osama bin Laden, leader of the infamous terrorist organization Al-Qaeda. Though the film has been regarded quite favorably by a majority of critics and has won numerous awards, it has also generated much controversy. Most of the controversy has centered on the film’s historical accuracy as well as questions about where it obtained certain classified information....   [tags: war film, osama bin laden, terrorism]
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The Longest and Trafic Day in American History: September 11th, 2001 - ... After the second plane hitting they started researching the flight and who was on it. While looking that up they started to recognize some names, they pieced together that it was a terrorist attack. Involved with Alkyda because they recognized names from the people that were on the flights. During this time Bush was the president of the United States, he had been in Sarasota with a group of kids listening to them read and learn in a local school. Bush had no idea the second plane was hit because he had been in this classroom not able to answer phone calls....   [tags: world trade center, osama bin laden] 742 words
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Remember September 11, 2001 - ... If that doesn't scream a perfect target for a terrorist attack I don't know what would. An interesting fact about the Pentagon and the attack is that the attack happened exactly 60 years from the finishing start of the Pentagon. The Pentagon was started September 11, 1941. On September 11, 2001 flight 77 crashed into the west wall at 9:37 a.m. traveling at 529 miles per hour when it hit the building. With flight 93 on its way to its destination, the hijackers heard word that the U.S. Government was going to attempt to take control of the plane again so the pilots purposely crashed in the middle of the field thinking might as well do some damage....   [tags: twin towers, terrorists, Osama Bin Laden] 926 words
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Leaders and Political Power - “The greatest power is not money power, but political power.”- Walter Annenberg. For years, political powers dictate and establish the rules of governing around the world. With power comes responsibility, as always said. Political powers change and shift over time like the phases of the moon. Leaders are force to step down from their position as new ones rise. Uneven power within a country can cause disarray in modern civilizations. Political leaders do not always fulfill their duties, as they should....   [tags: hitler, osama bin laden, malcom x] 1117 words
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Abdullah Azzam Brigades - The Abdullah Azzam Brigades, which is named after al Qaeda's co-founder and Osama bin Laden's mentor, was formed by Saleh al Qarawi sometime after 2004 as an offshoot of al Qaeda in Iraq, and was tasked with hitting targets in the Levant (Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and the Palestinian Territories) and throughout the Middle East. Abdullah Azzam Brigade is a Sunni Islamist militant group affiliated with Al-Qaeda and the global jihad movement. The group, which began operating in 2009, was founded by Saudi Saleh Al-Qarawi and has local networks in various countries, mainly in Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Gaza Strip and Lebanon....   [tags: al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, founder]
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The Roots of the Terrorist Attacks of 9/11 - The causes of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are rooted deeper than most Americans realize. The trail of historical events that led to this catastrophe are widely unknown. Many Americans believe that the war on terror began with the tragedy of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and ended with the death of Osama Bin Laden, but in reality, the war on terror has a long and complicated history. This paper will explore the historical events that culminated in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.....   [tags: terrorism, Osama Bin Laden, al Qaeda, Middle East]
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"A Day to Remember": 9/11 - On September 11th, 2001, nineteen members of Al Qaeda hijacked four United States commercial airlines. The Al Qaeda is a terrorist group lead by a man of the name Osama bin Laden. Laden is the conductor of the attack on September 11th and is known to be disliked by many American citizens. Two of the hijacked planes crashed into the famous World Trade Center, Twin Towers, in New York City, New York. After the second plane struck the South Tower Americans were convinced it was a terrorist attack....   [tags: Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda, World Trade Center]
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Taking a Look at Conspiracy Theories - ... Look no further than recent history to find a massive conspiracy theory that has been passed down through generations, and assisted in the murder of millions of people. The apparent conspiracy by the Jewish people against the world has been continuously used to explain catastrophes, and economic issues, because people were looking for a scapegoat. In the case of the black plague, also know as black death, Jews were seen largely to blame, and were burned as a result (Cohn, 2007). This is a historical conspiracy theory widely believed and it had consequences for a group of people....   [tags: Osama Bin Laden, JFK, Princes Di] 1325 words
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Fahrenheit 451 in Today’s World - Fahrenheit 451 in Today’s World In the novel, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the author creates a picture of a society that resembles our present-day society in a variety of ways. Although a society in which government has total control over its citizens seems to be a little extreme, there are definitely clues that can be seen today that suggest that we are headed in the same direction. Some of the resemblances between the society in Fahrenheit 451 and our society today are the governments’ hypocrisy, the gullibility of the citizens who fully support the government, and the fact that books are becoming rather extinct due to advances in modern technology....   [tags: Iraq war, Osama bin Laden, Bush, al qaeda]
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A sigh of relief: Obama's Speech on the death of Bin Laden - Nearly a decade ago Americans experienced one of their worst attacks on their own land. Ever since that day Americans have been in Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, and other neighboring countries looking for the leader of the attacks, Osama Bin Laden. On May 2, 2011 America finally killed this man. This man who left parents childless. This man who created orphans out of children. This man who widowed men and women. This man who devastated a nation and every family in it. This man has now been killed and justice has been brought to the entire country....   [tags: Politics]
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Violence and Its Additional Problems - As Mahatma Gandhi once quoted, “Anger is the enemy of the non-violence and pride is the monster that swallows it.” Many times in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, violence broke out. Never once did the Montagues or the Capulets become the monster that destroys anger. Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet, are “star crossed lovers” that often causes problems in the city of Verona, Italy. Violence is rarely the answer, but sometimes it can be for the greater good. Very few times in history has violence ever solved problems without causing any more because of the grieving involved....   [tags: Bin Laden, Romeo and Juliet]
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Leadership Support: Good and Bad Leaders - If one of your parents forgets to give you your allowance one time, are you going to try to kick them out of the house. Most likely not, because nobody is perfect. However, some people believe that if a political leader has done something wrong, that it is okay to get rid of them at all costs. There are, as always, two sides to this argument. One side says that it is okay to get rid of them, and the other side says it is not okay. One man that I would've agreed to get rid of was Osama Bin Laden, leader of a terrorist group called "Al-Qaeda"....   [tags: bin laden, hitler, kennedy] 617 words
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Democracy can Stop Terror - The call of freedom. Some take it as a joke. Something that is only natural and not appreciated. Ask a group of students at a local university about the bill of rights. Could the students name one amendment. Two. Three. In other countries, citizens are desperately reaching out in the fight against the tyrannical rule of oppresive regimes. These same citizens can only imagine the possibilities of America. This is the story of our generation. An apolitical, utterly ill-informed, young generation who forgets about the sacrifice of many in the past and present....   [tags: Terrorism, Bin Laden] 1751 words
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The Origins and Attacks of Al Qaeda - Al-Qaeda is a household terrorist organization name that almost everyone knows. Their most recognize for conducting the attacks of September 11, 2001. The attack killed nearly 3,000 people and injured thousands more. They have already completed numerous attacks both foreign and domestic against United States personnel. The likeness of an another attack is highly probable. This being said, we must continue to do everything possible to prevent an attack from occurring. Origin The Origins of Al Qaeda can be traced to when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in the 1980’s....   [tags: september 11, bin laden, afghanistan]
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What Drives Someone to Complete the Devastating Acts of Terrorism? - Since the darkest day, September 11, 2001, the citizens of The United States of America are on alert and are weary of acts of terrorism. One can turn on the television and can easily find an act of terrorism. Most recent acts are the Boston bombings or the bombings in Volgograd, and most recently the two bombings in Sochi. What drives someone to complete the devastating acts of terrorism. How can on predict, based off of antisocial behaviors, who is more likely to become a terrorist. Regardless of ethnicity, nationality, or racial background, experts agree terrorists share one common link: their childhood....   [tags: terrorism, terrorist, bin laden, 9/11]
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The Origins and the Machination Behind Islamophobia - Islamophobia did not suddenly start after the horrific 9/11 event. Like anti-Semitism , it has long and deep historical roots; however, its contemporary resurgence has been triggered by the 9/11 attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. As a result of several people’s inane folly, Islamophobia distorts the photograph of the entire Muslim community wherever they live; Muslims today are guilty until proven innocent. According to John Esposito (2011), significant minorities of non-Muslim Americans show a great tolerance for policies that would profile Muslims, require special identity cards, and question the loyalty of all Muslim citizens....   [tags: muslim community,9/11 attacks, bin laden]
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Drones: Safety Comes in Different Forms - “The Pentagon now boasts a fleet of approximately 7,500 drones, up from just fifty a decade ago. According to a congressional report, ‘manned aircraft have gone from ninety-five percent of all aircraft in 2005 to sixty-nine percent today’”(Zenco). Drones are increasing in popularity. Military, federal, and police officers have been bickering with the public on the lack of privacy that they will have if drones come into everyday life. Apart from these negatives, drones are used in positive ways like mapping out a perimeter of a building or trying to catch a criminal on the run....   [tags: the pentagon, bin laden, Al Qaeda]
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Terrorism Needs to be Stopped - Terrorists Terrorists are all over the world, they harm innocent people for their own enjoyment and they should be stopped. There have been many terrorists in history, for example Hitler was a terrorist that wanted to punish people who were Jewish. Also, Bin Laden and the Al-Qaeda hijacked U.S.A. planes and crashed them on American soil. But that incident ended when American Soldiers assassinated Bin Laden. People are tired of living in fear because of terrorists. Get rid of the terrorists. The leaders of the world have searched for terrorists and have some success....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, Bin Laden, world trade center]
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The Day the World Stopped Turning - Five hundred thousand dollars is the estimated amount of money it cost to plan and implement the death of 2,977 people (CNN.com). 500,000 dollars is the amount of money that changed one nation forever. For some, it is hard to believe that this America is the same country as it was 12 years ago. In some ways, it is, but in most ways, the pre-september-11 America is almost a completely different America than the post 9/11 America. This country has changed in almost every way it can: technology, government, traditions, education, and economy....   [tags: before 9/11, bin laden, ground zero]
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Current Events in Pakistan - Pakistan Current Events - During the last three years, many key events affected Pakistan. These events increased instability within Pakistan, and damaged the relationship between Pakistan and the United States. In late April 2011, the US conducted an operation to find and kill Osama bin Laden. Special Forces (SF) launched the operation with the reported assistance of a Pakistani doctor, Shakil Afridi. SF found bin Laden in a compound located less than sixty miles outside Islamabad, and less than one mile from the Pakistan military academy....   [tags: bin laden, polio vaccine, peace talks] 1739 words
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9/11 and its Effects - For many American civilians, 9/11 was not an exciting thing to occur in their lives. Some people however, do not know what 9/11 is or what happened. 9/11 is generally considered a terrorist attack, although some others think it was a plan created by the US government. The most widely accepted story is that it was an attack by Osama bin Laden. Due to this unfortunate event, many Americans and non-Americans may have overreacted after it happened. Many were highly racist towards the Muslims and some still are today....   [tags: American History, Terrorism]
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Usama bin Laden Biography - Usama bin Laden and His Selection Of Terrorism Usama bin Laden, born in 1957, comes from a wealthy Saudi Arabian family that owns a multinational construction business. He used his inherited wealth to finance Afghan forces fighting the Soviet Union's occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980’s. After the 1991 Gulf War, he was distressed that Saudi Arabia allowed U.S. forces to remain in the Arabian Peninsula. To advance his agenda of expelling the U.S. from the Islamic world, he worked with other anti-Western fundamentalists to organize a secretive, highly compartmentalized terrorist network, known as al-Qaida....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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A Look Back at 9/11 - 9/11 One of the most known and worst events occurred on September 11, 2001. Terror attacks occurred in the United States of America in the cities of Washington D.C. and New York City. An Al-Qaeda terrorist group organized this attack by sending terrorists on four different airplanes to crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Two planes crashed into the World Trade Center, while another one was targeted for the Pentagon. Although one plane hit the Pentagon, the other went off course and crashed into a field in Pennsylvania....   [tags: terrorist attacks on US soil]
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The US Attack on Terrorism - September 11, 2001 will always be remembered as one of the darkest days in American history. Several members of the terrorist group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger airliners and flew them into buildings killing a total of 2,996 people and injuring over 6,000 other people. On October 7, 2001, the United States began attacks on parts of Afghanistan controlled by the Taliban. These attacks and invasions were intended to target Osama bin Laden who was the leader of al-Qaeda. The United States demanded that the Taliban hand over Osama bin Laden....   [tags: September 11, 2001]
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Al Qaeda: Origins, Development and Objectives - International Relations Al Qaeda: Origins, Development and Objectives Select any terrorist group we studied and explain its origins, development and objectives. Al Qaeda is an international terrorist organization that was founded by Osama bin Laden in the late 1980s in Peshawar, Pakistan. The name is Arabic for “The Base of Operation” or “method” (Burke 2004). However, many experts agree that al-Qaeda is more dangerous as an ideology than as an organization. As an organization, it has been weakened by fragmentation, arrests, and deaths of the top leaders....   [tags: International Relations, Middle East, Terrorism]
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The Political Psychology of Al-Qaeda - The purpose of this paper is to understand the role of Al-Qaeda , which is known to be a terrorist group , in politics through analysing the composition and the structure of the group , the psychology of Osama Bin Laden, the leader , and through analysing the psychology of its members. It is crucial to note that groups have a very important role in politics that can not be neglected , and that groups with a large number of members , like Al-Qaeda , have big role not only in politics but also in decision making (Cottam , Uhler , Mastors and Preston , 2010 , p.65)....   [tags: Enemis of Allah, Political Extremists]
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The September 11 Terrorist Attacks - On September 11, 2001 an Islamic terrorist organization named al-Qaeda committed a devastating and scaring act of terrorism towards the United States. There was four different attacks that occurred which were carried out by four passenger airliners that were hijacked. Two of the attacks took place in New York City (World Trade Center’s North and South Towers), one was at the Pentagon in Arlington Country (Virginia), and the other occurred in a field in Shanksville (Pennsylvania), which was thought to have been intended for the Capitol or White House....   [tags: al-Qaeda, hijacking, war] 1724 words
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Al Qaeda and Chemical and Biological Warfare - The Al Qaeda and Its Attempt to Use Chemical and Biological Warfare as a Means of Attack For approximately the past three decades, a terrorist group has come to plague the world with its activities (Gunaratna, 2002). This group is known as Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda, when translated means “The Base”. It is a terrorist organization that seeks to remove western influence from the Middle East and spread its radical Islamic views. Al Qaeda’s most prominent leader was Osama bin Laden, until his death during a raid upon his compound in Pakistan....   [tags: terrorist groups, rebels]
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The Aftershock of the Attacks on September 11, 2001 - The Attacks on September 11, 2001 would change the course of history forever. Many lives will be affected in the United States of America for years to come. The attacks caused a war and the death of thousands of innocent Americans. This attack was and is one of the most disastrous act of terrorism ever. Why would they do this. In this paper I will tell you why and how the attacks happened. Most people think the attacks of September 11, 2001 are because Muslim extremists hate our freedoms. But also Osama Bin Laden tried to retaliate the United State`1s for stationing troops in Saudi Arabia....   [tags: al qaeda, stocks, security] 1359 words
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Terrorism: A Growing Threat - Throughout history, terrorists have struck fear in the eyes of many people by using threats and violence to further political beliefs. Terrorism can be shown in many different ways; however, there are only two main types of terrorism: international and domestic. International terrorism usually occurs outside the jurisdiction, or boundaries, of the United States. Domestic terrorism is the exact opposite, occurring mostly within the jurisdiction of the United States. The violence of terrorism is usually comprised of assassination, destruction, or kidnapping....   [tags: Lone Wolf Terrorism]
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Is Targeted Killing Justified? - Definition of Targeted Killing: In a report from May 2010, the United Nations General Assembly defined targeted killing as “premeditated acts of lethal force employed by states in times of peace or during armed conflict to eliminate specific individuals outside their custody.” The concept of targeted killing is not a new term; however, it has only recently entered the forefront of international relations in the post-9/11 world. Per the Council of Foreign Relations, the policy of targeted killing first gained worldwide recognition when the Israeli government admitted to targeting alleged Palestinian terrorists....   [tags: armed conflict, peace, terrorists]
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Th Battle of Tora Bora - Introduction The battle I will be discussing is the battle of Tora Bora. The engagement took place in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan from December 12, 2001 to December 17, 2001. The units involved were from the CIA, numerous Special Forces groups, Pakistani soldiers and local anti-Taliban fighters. The mission given to the forces was to kill Osama bin Laden from the caves, leave the body with the Taliban and disrupt the Al Qaeda organization by removing their leader. The intent was to infiltrate the cave system, remove bin Laden and return home....   [tags: planning, deployment, lessons] 1764 words
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The Decision to Become a Suicide Bomber - Although journalist Dexter Filkins has spent years covering the war in Iraq, he still appears unsure as to what exactly motivates a suicide bomber to embrace jihad. Citing a specific example in his book, The Forever War, Filkins poses the question, “The most intriguing part of Ra’ad’s story was unknowable. How did an English-speaking, American-loving, hair-gel-wearing lawyer who’d walked among the bikinis of Santa Monica come to blow himself up in Iraq?” (177). While this particular quandary may appear unknowable to Filkins, the motivation behind suicide bombers’ actions may be more obvious than he thinks....   [tags: Sociology] 949 words
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Could 9/11 Have Been Prevented? - It was not until August of 1996 when Bin Laden issued a fatwa a declaration war upon the US, following the June bombing of a US Air Force Installation in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 service members and wounded 515 people (Hellman.) He laid out the multitude of reasons why the group has purposely targeted the United States and its allies. The fatwa outlines 7 major reasons with a multitude of sub reasons concurrent with his main points. His first is that of “we” as in the western world attacked them first and they are only resisting foreign aggression....   [tags: Terrorism]
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Meghan's rough draft - Meghan's rough draft For the past fifty years or so, Americans have had the great fortune of living safely in a relatively peaceful world. That perspective changed the moment a commercial airplane slammed into the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11th. Terrorists killed over 6,000 American citizens within a few hours. Suddenly, life as America knew it changed. Many stood in disbelief when they saw the joyous reactions of people cheering on the streets of Palestine. Our nation came to realize that we were truly hated, and that terrorist regimes rejoiced in our pain....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Dictating Lies and Deception - September 11, 2001 marked a tragic day in the history of the United States; a terrorist attack had left the country shaken. It did not take long to determine those who were behind the attack and a call for retribution swept through the nation. Citizens in a wave of patriotism signed up for military service and the United States found resounding international support for their efforts in the war on terror. Little opposition was raised at the removal of the Taliban regime and there was much support for bringing Osama Bin Laden and the leaders of al-Qaeda to justice....   [tags: Terrorism, Bush] 2258 words
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9/11 Shook the Foundation of Buildings but not of America - George W. Bush quoted in results to 9/11, “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve”. On September 11, 2001, there was a vicious terrorist attack on the United States of America. Al-Qaida a terrorist group from the Middle East, decided violate what America stands for: freedom, liberty, and the rights of men and women of all races, backgrounds, and beliefs....   [tags: twin towers, president bush, terrorists] 1489 words
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The Global War on Terror - The Global War on Terror is a military campaign led by the United States and the United Kingdom and supported by other NATO members. It was originally against al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations with the purpose of eliminating them. This paper discusses how the Bush Administration handled the War on Terror as well as different aspects of it, including its terminology, its objectives, its military operations and criticism against it. The United States of America was deeply shocked when, on September 11, 2001, airplanes we used as missiles to destroy the Twin World Trade Towers and damage the Pentagon....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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America's Contribution to Terrorist Attacks - Can acts of terrorist violence be morally justified. To any of us who witnessed the attacks of 9/11, or indeed any terrorist attack in recent history, this may seem an absurd question. How, we ask, could anyone justify the deaths of over 3,000 innocent civilians. While these acts are morally reprehensible, so too are the acts of the west that give rise to Islamic terrorism and the west’s military responses to terrorist acts. According to Honderich, every human being is entitled to a decent lifespan, good health, freedom of expression and respect....   [tags: terrorism, war on terror, iraq war] 993 words
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Suicide Terrorism: A Logical Choice? - Robert Paper argues that, in a way, suicide terrorism can be a logical choice for the individual carrying out the attack. When contemplating whether or not suicide terrorism can be a logical choice, you must be able to put yourself in the place of the “terrorist”. Whether or not someone is considered a terrorist can be a very subjective view, especially from the viewpoint of the person or group that is being terrorized. This requires the observer to exude empathy.We may look at Osama Bin Laden as a terrorist, but to him, he was doing the work of his “God”....   [tags: homeland security, attacker, terror]
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Al Qaeda - Al-Qaeda Introduction Al Qaeda is a terrorist organization established in Peshawar, Pakistan, between 1988 or 1989 by Osama bin laden and his teacher Abullah Yusuf Azzam. Al-Qaeda is an international terrorist network that considered the top terrorist threat to the United States. Al Qaeda is seeking to get rid of all westerns from Muslims territory and replace their own Islamic regime. They are a group of people who work to gather to plan act of terrorism against Muslim and non Muslim especially United State....   [tags: terrorist organization, warfare,]
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