September 11, 2001

On September 11, 2001, 19 suicide pilots carried out attacks on the United States. A total of four planes were hijacked, two planes were flewn into the World Trade Center in New York City, one plane into the Pentagon near Washington D.C., and another one landed in a field in Pennsylvania.

About 2,996 people were killed and many more were affected by toxic debris. These people are remembered in 9/11 memorials around the world.

"God knows it did not cross our minds to attack the Towers, but after the situation became unbearable—and we witnessed the injustice and tyranny of the American-Israeli alliance against our people in Palestine and Lebanon—I thought about it. And the events that affected me directly were that of 1982 and the events that followed—when America allowed the Israelis to invade Lebanon, helped by the U.S. Sixth Fleet. As I watched the destroyed towers in Lebanon, it occurred to me punish the unjust the same way: to destroy towers in America so it could taste some of what we are tasting and to stop killing our children and women." -Osama Bin Laden

After denial, Osama Bin Laden and al-Qaeda took responsibility for the terrorists attacks. Al-Qaeda is a militant extremist Islamic group base in Afghanistan. This group was extremely against the US, and believed that the west had a strong hatred for Islam.

A few weeks after the attack, the US invaded Afghanistan. In 2011, Bin Laden was found and killed by US troops, however, terrorists threats still remain. Many other governments around the world have taken pre-caution and set legislation for terrorists.

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