Without a doubt the terrorists’ goal was to destroy the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. They were successful in crashing 3 out of the 4 airplanes used for the attacks. The unsuccessful United Airline 93 was overpowered by the passengers and although stopped, the planned attack, the plane crashed killing all on board. The population killed was 2,996 which are more than the number of people who died in World War! (Twenty Years of Terror)
September 11th was a perfect, bright, sunny autumn day until the soot and debris billowed into the sky as the Twin Towers collapsed. But what caused these terrorists to live among us and plan such a horrible attack to thousands of innocent families and friends? There are many factors that caused the attacks, but 3 of the main ones include religion, pure revenge, and lastly politics.
“Religion is like a fire. It can warm our homes and cook our food, or it can burn those same houses down and take a great many of us with it,” says Brad Hirschfield Rabbi, Executive Editor of TheWisdomDaily. A cause that led to September 11th, the horrific day in America, was the beliefs practiced by some radical interpretation of the religion Islam. The root of the revenge is embedded in the religion. The Quran is filled with 109 verses that promote war w...
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...g this humiliation and this degradation for 80 years... Neither America nor the people who live in it will dream of security before we live in it in Palestine, and not before the infidel armies leave the land of Muhammad." Their humiliation was greatly displayed all over the word with radios and TVs. Another minor cause was the alienation of Muslim immigrants in the West. Reportedly, 3 of 4 of al-Qaeda’s pilots experienced discrimination and alienation.
In retrospect, 9/11 was a wakeup call for America. The three factors are the ingredients that caused 9/11 America to learn from its mistakes. “One of the worst days in America’s history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans’ history. We’ll always honor the heroes of 9/11. And here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice,” Former President George W. Bush at the Pentagon in 2008
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