The attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 was an eye opener to the world. These suicide attacks continued all around the world in different forms and sizes. It became the norm to see another suicide attack reported on the news. Its been a bias to think these “suicide bombers” are psychotic and selfish to want to kill themselves and also kill many others. After more than a decade since the 9/11 attack, suicide bombing is still curious to most people.
Before the September 11, 2001 bombings, not much social psychological research had focused on Muslim-Americans. As a result of the attack, Muslims quickly became a salient group in American society. At the unfortunate expense of prejudice towards Muslims, 9/11 also led to an increase in research regarding Muslim-Americans (Amer and Bagasra, 2013). Therefore, in analyzing the intergroup relationship between Muslim-Americans and White-Americans we will use 9/11 as the origin of group conflict. Before discussing the driving theories behind the intergroup relationship, it is important to note a certain level of ambiguity in the definition of these groups.
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According to CNN, the suspect was identified by two officers and shot almost immediately after the attack at the scene (Prokupecz, S., Levenson, E., Gingras, B., & Almasy, S). The suspect was identified as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov from Asia, but he has been a United States resident for almost a decade. A note found at the scene connected him to ISIS, a well-known terrorist organization. In fact, this attack was featured in a newspaper written by extreme nationalist groups, the article claimed to be proud of the attack’s success (Hjelmgaard, K., & Bacon, J). There were many witnesses to this horrific attack of innocent people.
Although the people of the United States are still concerned with the threat of international terrorists attacking our land and citizens, there has been an alarming increase in domestic terrorism that has raised the nation’s concern about this problem. This increase in terrorist activity has not been imported from other countries but has had it’s start within our nations boundaries. This increased violence seems to be aimed at influencing governmental policy and public opinion. “The recent increase in domestic violence is said to be associated with the rise of anti-government sentiment and the proliferation of self-styled militia and paramilitary groups - some of which take extremist positions on race, religion, federal authority, gun control, or taxation (Fisher 1998).” One of the most devastating and well known forms of terrorism are bombings. Most of the violence associated with anti-governmental attacks takes this form.
Terrorist Attacks on 9/11 Case Study The attacks of 9/11 changed the way that the world, and especially the United States, views and reacts to terrorism. The four coordinated attacks were thought out and launched by an Islamic terrorist group known as al-Qaeda. These attacks killed almost 3,000 people and caused close to 10 billion dollars in damages. The casualties and costs are considerably high if the fight against terrorism and those that have fought in the war on terrorism are taken into account. The attacks were focused on the North and South World Trade Towers, the Pentagon, and an unknown target.
Introduction The War on Terror was a campaign instigated by the United States as a result of the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks on the USA and is on-going. The international military campaign was joined by many nations including Great Britain to eradicate the threat of global terrorism, Al-Qaeda and other radical organizations. The term ‘The War on Terror’ was first coined by George Bush in a speech on 20th September and since been used largely by the Western media to denote the battle to find and defeat the terrorists culpable for the attacks on the World Trade Towers now known as 9/11. 9/11 has been considered a symbolic attack on the west and in uniting the people of USA in particular against a common enemy; it generated a strong sense of nationalism. Nacos states, ‘…watching television, listening to radio, reading the newspaper, going online gave them the feeling of doing something, of being part of a national tragedy.’ This demonstrates the unity of the American people after in response to such a tragedy.
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United States government estimated 37,212 Palestinians lived in United States in 2010. The influxes of Palestinian immigrants often could attributed to events called “Intifadas.” The Arabic word “Intifada” translated, means a “shaking off” but can also translate to an “uprising.” Israel’s and the Palestinian authority’s animosity derives from the First Intifada. The current political standing of the state of Israel and the Palestinian authority runs off from the Second Intifada, which lasted from late 2000 to 2005. The Second Intifada left negative psychological effects on both Israelis and Palestinians lasting until this day. The increasing number of Palestinian immigrants makes it imperative to understand the psychological effects that wartime terror has on the Palestinian people.