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On September 11 2001, an attack was made on United States. Four systematic terrorist attacks were pulled off by the group al-Qaeda simultaneously bringing down the World Trade Centre in New York and damaging the Pentagon in Washington D.C. As extensive and in depth as the cause for the attack may have been, September 11 is an event that has undoubtedly left its mark in American history. A turning point, as some would call it, of the political, social, and economic systems of the United States. Quickly following the terrorist attack on 9/11, President George W. Bush called for a “war against terrorism.” Instead, what truly occurred was an act of counter terrorism. After 9/11, the political system of America took a turn for the worst; democracy declined and the rights of many American citizens were taken away.
You turn around and see smoke pouring out of World Trade Center Tower 1. This moment changed American lives forever, but did it affect Americans, as a whole, more or the people of the religion that hijacked that airplane? Did this moment take away, or at least limit, the rights that Thomas Jefferson and others described in both the Declaration of Independence and Constitution? Television since 9/11 portrays Muslims in a negative way that makes Americans discriminatory toward them. Amir Hussain, professor of Theological Studies at Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at Loyola Marymount University, says that many of his students came into the Spring 2002 semester with, what they believed, was an immense amount of knowledge about Muslims.