Essay on Terrorism Throughout The United States

748 Words Jul 5th, 2015 3 Pages
Terrorism in The United States
Americans have a stereotypical way of thinking when it comes to terrorism in the United States. When you think of terrorist you think of “Muslims”, you think of “al Qaeda”, and someone of Arab descent. While Stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason and it’s not right we have good reason to feel the way we do. Osama bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al- Zahawiri, are Arabs. All 19 of the Sept. 11 hijackers were Arabs. The hate between Americans and Arabs to some extent is understandable, and though it may be illogical, politically incorrect and morally repugnant it’s also understandable that we are more suspicious of those we take to be Arabs than we are of others because of these acts of terrorism against our country. (Ervin, C.K., 2009)
Al Qaeda has proven to be a threat to our country, by sending videos and letters threatening to kill our people, blow up our buildings and our bridges, and hijack our planes. These types of actions and attacks have escalated cause for expansion of American military, increased airport security and profiling of Muslims. There are many things that have made a difference to our everyday lives but these were only to name a few. These threats from al Qaeda, through letters and proclamations from leader Osama bin Laden, has made everyday life very different for Americans because now we are on high alert, and our way of living as we know have been changed. Because of these threats the simple things in life such as…

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