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Copy of 9/11
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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.
What were the motives behind 9/11?
What is Al- Qaeda?
What was the government's response to 9/11?
How has American life changed after the terrorist attacks?
By: Tanya Kumar
Been classified as a terrorist organization
Attacked on 9/11, 1988 US Embassy Bombings, and 2002 Bali Bombings.
Believe that a Christian–Jewish alliance is conspiring to destroy Islam.
Al Qaeda opposes man- made laws
Suicide and bombing attacks
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.
What was the World Trade Center?
The World Trade Center (WTC) was a 16-acre commercial complex in lower Manhattan
that contained seven buildings, a large plaza, and an underground shopping mall that connected six of the buildings. The centerpiece were the Twin towers.
What were the Twin Towers?
Motives for 9/11
Osama Bin Laden's want for a holy war against the USA; lack of religous freedom in the USA.
Western support for attacking Muslims in Somalia,
supporting Russian atrocities against Muslims in Chechnya
supporting the Indian oppression against Muslims in Kashmir
the Jewish aggression against Muslims in Lebanon
the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia
US against Iraq
Why the Pentagon and the Twin Towers?
The terrorists did not have capacity to destroy the United States militarily
Decided to attack symbolic targets
Twin Towers symbolized globalization and America’s economic power and prosperity
The Pentagon symbolized military power
Al Qaeda hoped to promote widespread fear throughout the country and severely weaken the United States’ standing in the world community
Built in 1973
Tallest buildings in NY.
Provided space for ~430 companies.
Attracted ~70,000 tourists daily.
Each floor was an acre in size
February 26, 1993; WTC was targeted before for a terrorism attack.
Government's Response to 9/11
On September 20, 2001, in a speech to a joint session of Congress, President Bush
asserted: “Any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the
United States as a hostile regime.”
The U.S. government asked the Taliban to
immediately hand over the terrorists and close the training camps or face an attack from
the United States.
When they refused, "Operation Enduring Freedom" was launched on October 7, 2001.
American Life After 9/11
Mr. Rohit Sharma's Opinions on 9/11
Excessive safety precautions
Psychologically adverse views against Middle Easterners.
Destruction of Physical Health
War On Terror
Campaign launched by the United States after 9/11.
September 11,2001: 9/11 Attacks
October 7, 2001: War on Afghanistan begins
October 16, 2001: Operation Active Endeavor Officially Begins
January 3, 2002: Anti War Protests Begin
December 13, 2002: Saddam Hussain Captured and killed.
June 18, 2002 – The USA government begins a series of ongoing attacks on targets in northwest Pakistan using drones. These attacks sought to defeat the Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants who were thought to have found a safe haven in Pakistan.
August 6, 2009 - Newly elected Obama administration has stopped using the phrase "war on terror". He announces that the U.S. is "at war with al Qaeda", not involved in a "global war on terror".
May 2, 2001: Osama Bin Laden caught and killed
Global millitant islamist organization
Founded by Osama Bin Laden.
Traces of origins from Afghanistan
A network with a multinational, stateless army and a radical Sunni Muslim movement calling for global Jihad and a strict interpretation of sharia law.