The devastating tragedy of 9/11 left all of America mourning. The horrific event opened the eyes of Americans, the fact that America was not invincible shocked many. The realization that the country was not undefeatable led to drastic changes. Post 9/11 security was increased, racial profiling became common, and foreigners were misjudged. The threat of terrorist attacks changed American culture immensely; the devastation wakened the need for protection and a sense of security.
There are many examples of Americans exacting horrific and violent terror against its own citizens. Jeffery Dahmer, Jim Jones, Timothy McVeigh and the list goes on and on. I think this says a lot about the mental state that we are in as Americans. It is a sad fact that the relations between the Arab world and the western world seem to be just a far apart now as they were 12 years ago when the towers
“The worldwide outbreak of revolution against colonialism and imperialism, the entrenchment of totalitarian states, menace of war, overpopulation, international disorder, and super technology” (177) all these things too were contributing factors to the decline of the nation. All of these things shattered our view of the perfect world but we chose to respond to these
The effectiveness of direct retaliation which involves the US led war on terrorism. After the 9/11 attacks many Americans had the view that the world changed forever. These attacks on the United States caused so much grief and hatred to those that perpetrated and were involved in the attacks that on October the 7th 2001 US and British troops invaded Iraq to seek and destroy those involved so that an attack on foreign soil of this magnitude does not happen again. The main impact for me this war has caused is that there are more people joining terrorist groups today because they don’t believe in what out governments are doing so they feel like joining the enemy is a good way to get what they want. At the moment with the current situation with
This legislation was introduced in a rapid fashion following the attack of 9/11. Because of this, it had some points of vagueness and left it open for misinterpretation. Organizations like the ACLU fed on this and released multiple reports demeaning the substance of the Act. In doing this, it introduced fear to the public that their civil liberties were being greatly compromised. In reality, the majority of the legislation is directed towards people suspected of terrorism.
Introduction The militarization of the nation’s police forces may have taken off after September 11, 2001, but in reality started long before that dreadful day. This paper is going to look at the issues which brought on not only the change itself but will also look at misconceptions and misunderstanding of the American public. Local police have been forced to evolve with the changing threat to their communities and learn more advance tactics to protecting their citizens. To begin we will look at what the issue is and why militarization of police has become an issue. The Issue Since September 11th 2001 the United States have been at war with terrorists who have brought the fight to America’s homeland.
What happened on September 11, 2001 has and will always remain a devastating event in American history. It has been the cause of a lot of influences on Americans and our views. When the accident occurred and the planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the entire nation was devastated. The tragedy has had a lot of influences on Americans, both negative and positive. 9/11 has had a huge impact on Americans directly.
Within the last decade, the trust and confidence in the U.S. regulatory policies, procedures and practices to protect and secure American society and its ideals from destructive external forces has been significantly undermined by the eruption of successful and unsuccessful terrorist activities. Successful terrorist attacks such as 9/11 as well as unsuccessful terrorist attempts such as the “Christmas Day Bomber” have undoubtedly activated an alarm from the American public that resonates loudly and constantly. The American public is fearful. They are screaming for processes, methodologies and even technologies that will silence their fears and restore their faith thus making them “feel” safe. They all believe they are entitled to this comfort and possess a reasonable expectation of the U.S. government (through effective and appropriate use of their tax dollars) to provide it.
The Affect of Religion on Terrorism September 11th, 2001 is a day our country will never forget; it was a day that held one of the biggest terroristic attacks that our country has ever seen. These events, subsequently, launched our current war on terrorism and Al-Qaeda. Following the events of 9/11, many sociologists and political figures questioned whether or not religion had been a major influence on terrorism, or was it the leading cause of these questionable acts. We understand that religion and terrorism are closely related, this is because the majority of the individuals committing these acts are members of a religious group; can we blame religion for fueling these acts? Or could it be the group of individuals, as a whole, that influences these people to behave in such a manner?
It is important to know the differences between prejudice, stereotype, discrimination and privilege (Harvey & Allard, 2009). In the article retrieved from www.associatedcontent.com Wright stated “regardless of their purpose or status Arabs and Muslims in the United States have been marked by poignant reminders of the social unrest that have plagued their communities since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.”Automatically when either of the groups is presented, it is an immediate association with the 9-11 attacks. This is because of the stereotype which leads to discrimination. Stereotypes are unreliable generalizations about all members of a group that do not take into account individual differences within a group (Harvey & Allard, 2009). The ADC has sent a request out to the American people to help stop the hate crimes and discrimination against the Arab and Muslim Americans.