AD Week 4 Critique
What do you think it was like for Islamic Americans after the bombing of the World Trade Center on September 11th 2001? How did the Muslim community as a whole get stereotyped after this incident? Compare this to the absence of stereotyping after Timothy McVeigh, a white middle-aged man, detonated a truck bomb in front of the Oklahoma City federal building on April 19, 1995.
After the bombing of the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001, I think that the lives of Islamic Americans has been very tough. They got stereotyped as to pledging the same religion that Al-Qaeda use to justify/rationalize their crimes. That’s an unfortunate fact. Every time I see an Islamic women walking down the street wearing a hijab or culture clothing, I see that they always get funny looks or people just assumed they are terrorist. They have been singled out by airport security officers and that people had acted suspicious of them or called them offensive names. On that day, people grew hatred in their hearts against Muslims because they see them in the same way they saw the terrorists who committed that evil. Muslims have been ridiculed, told to "go back home" (even Muslims whose home is right here), been spat on, abused, beaten, murdered, and raped because they were associated with the terrorists simply because we they Muslim (even Sikhs who were mistaken for being Muslims were mistreated and murdered).
In comparison to Timothy McV case, he didn't subscribe to a religion that chanted death to America or Americans. He didn't do it in the name of religion. He also didn't spark an international community to plan more attacks. He didn't attack other major cities throughout the world. Al-Qaeda did. Most Americans didn't secretly support McV like Muslims secretly support terrorism. There were many Muslims that were happy we were attacked. Most of us were sad so many people died at 9/11.
All in all, I know that this event will never be forgotten. 9/11 was...
Eng. 111, 4301
25 April 2014
The Effects of 9/11
The attacks that took place in New York’s Manhattan city, on September, 11th, 2001 had rippling effects that caused a great deal of controversy. The chaos of the two planes soaring through the two towers crippled the American economy. It also created numerous health issues. Social issues were at another alarming effect that theeffects of 9/11 had on the U.S.A. The attack was felt globally. The damage that was done to the World Trade Center left the country shattered with bits and pieces for this country to try and piece back together again. The World Trade Center was a very valuable asset to the Nation’s welfare. When the two buildings collapsed, the effects shook the entire nation, and the aftermath of the incidence has left this country in a great turmoil.
Dr. Larry Norton said, "Why isn't the whole nation mobilizing to take care of the chronic health impact of this disaster?". ( Dr. Larry Norton).This information was about the alarming effects of tremendous health effects that occurred after the 9/11 attacks. "To date, 75 recovery workers at ground zero have been diagnosed with blood cell cancers that a half-dozen top doctors and epidemiologists have confirmed as having been likely caused by that...
...“The planes were hijacked, the buildings fell, and thousands of lives were lost nearly a thousand miles from here. But the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were an attack on the heart of America” (Newman). For every cause there is an effect, and unfortunately the effects of 9/11 are disturbing. I like to say that everything happens for a reason, and the reasons of 9/11 still continue to puzzle the people today. The attacks on world trade center and pentagon on September 11 2001 were tragic and devastating not only for the victims, but all the people of United States of America. The tragic losses will forever haunt the mind of who ever lived to witness this heartbreaking event. On the Tuesday morning of September 11th, 2001, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets. The hijackers intentionally flew two of those planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex in New York City; both towers collapsed within two hours. The hijackers also intentionally crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and the other plane crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after its passengers attempted to take control of the jet from the hijackers. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks,...
...To What Extent were Muslims Affected by 9/11?
On September 11, 2001, nineteen hijackers took control of four passenger jets departing from U.S. airports. Two of those planes collided with the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York, the third plane hit the Pentagon, and the remaining plane was redirected and crashed in an empty field. Altogether, nearly 3,000 people died, and the blame was immediately placed upon the Islamist terrorist group Al-Qaeda. (http://timeline.national911memorial.org)
Islamophobia is an “extreme or irrational fear and prejudice towards all Islamic persons” (islamophobia.org), resulting from attitudes that incorporate beliefs that Islam is a violent religion that supports terrorism (crg.berkeley.edu). Although the term was first used decades before 9/11, the concept became popularized in the U.S. after the terrorist attacks.
This paper will explore how Muslims were affected after the attacks through an ethical lens by analyzing the perspectives of both the victimizers and the victims.
Discrimination Against Muslims
In a recent report made by Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, results showed that Islam is the most negatively viewed religion among Americans. Over 40% of people surveyed said to feel at least slightly prejudiced toward Muslims. (gallup.com) Before 2001, Anti-Islamic hate crimes were the second least reported among all religions. After...
...he was speaking to what the next day would bring. The next day was a day that changed America forever. September 11, 2001 is day no one will forget. Who would have thought that a plane crashing into the twin towers would have caused so much damage? That plane crashing was just the beginning of the downhill spiral of our economy, our national security, and the war on terrorism.
The terrorist goal was to destroy the United States economy by abolishing its centers of power: Wall Street, the Pentagon and the White House. They unfortunately successfully hit their first two targets. The closing of the stock market for four days was one of the many signs of our global economic downfall. The stock market hasn’t been shut down since the Great Depression when President Roosevelt closed the stock markets for two days in 1933 to stop bank runs. The terrorist attacks aggravated the recession of 2001. The recession of 2001 had started in March. The recession was officially over in November of 2001, but due to the threats of war the recession continued. This recession led to a debt crisis. Due to the attacks, inflated defense and security spending have come about. (Amadeo). Military spending on the War on Terror meant that less funds were available to boost the country out of the financial crisis and create jobs to reduce the high unemployment rates.
Since September 11, 2001 our national security has drastically improved. Many acts have been made due...
June, 4th, 2012
9/11: The After-effect on Canada
The events of September 11, 2001 (9/11) are remembered throughout the world. On this unforgettable day, three aircrafts crashed at different locations throughout the United States. Two of which crashed into the famous World Trade Center taking thousands of innocent lives. These attacks had allowed countries to learn and prepare to avoid any similar future events. Moreover, the effects of 9/11 had indirectly influenced Canada, beneficially and detrimentally. Canada as a nation had learned from this tragic experience as well as mourned the losses of its neighboring nation. The terrorist attacks had dramatically affected Canada; socially, economically, politically.
To begin with, Canada’s social atmosphere had been indirectly affected by 9/11. The aftermath of 9/11 mirrored similar social effects of the United States, within Canada. Canadians developed a sense of paranoia for unexpected terrorist attacks, which may possibly occur at any given period. Many Americans believed that the terrorists had slipped through Canadian borders; in consequence, attacking Canada may be easy for terrorists. The events of 9/11 had influenced many of the majority class...
...The AFSPA and
After-effects of the Act
This Term Paper / Assignment / Project has been submitted by
Ms. Aishwaria S Iyer
ID No: 212034
On Sociology II
During the Winter Semester 2012 -13
Everyone knows 9/11 as the day of the infamous airplane crash that brought down the twin towers in New York, destroying thousands of lives all at once. Few however, realise that the date is ominous for Indians in a different way. It is the date when The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act or AFSPA, was passed, way back in 1958, much before the 2001 attacks. Although the effects of this act were not instantaneous, the consequences of the same have been disastrous and have led to a complete destruction of the lives of the people of North East India, where the brunt the effects have been, and still are being, faced especially by the women of the region.
In this project, questions of what AFSPA is, why it was passed, its provisions, effects and how the women in Manipur are fighting it. There is also a short description of Irom Sharmila’s Fight for the repeal of the AFSPA.
II. Background of Women’s movement as a social movement in Manipur
There is a long history of social movements led by women in Manipur. The non-tribal Meitei women of Manipur have a long and established tradition of agitations for social reforms or against administrative oppressions. This...
...people were going to have to deal with for a while. "It's not easy being a survivor," said one of the firefighters apart of 9/11. They did not understand why they were still alive and so many of their felloe firefighters and other who were dieing around them. They were seen as heroes to the world, but to themselves they did not feel like one, knowing how many people were suffering and dieing. NO one should have had to see or gone through what so many people did on that very day.
"Ground Zero," as some would call it, where thousands and thousands of lives were lost, with should go without saying, putting a huge hole in the population. As people were trying to save lives, it became extremely difficult because all the debris was flying in the air and was destroying things by the second. Buildings collapsing all around you made you feel there were nothing you could do but save yourself. Fire trucks, ambulances, cars, anything that you could imagine were crushed into almost nothing. Aids were becoming in high demand considering the amounts of people injured who needed to be cared for immediately. Manhattan was a mess, firefighters putting in 24-hour shifts to try and get things cleaned up, but it felt like it was never end. This defiantly put a big dent in New York's economy causing the average taxpayer to cough up more cast to help the aid and after affects of 9/11. More money was needed to restructure and re-build...
The Impact of 9-11
On September 11, 2001 America woke up expecting a normal day. What America did not expect was that this day was going to change history forever. On that day Islamic extremist high-jacked four U.S. airplanes with the intent of crashing them into the twin towers, the Pentagon and the White House. Two of the planes did indeed crash into the twin towers in New York City and another was used to hit the pentagon. The passengers on the last plane however, fought back, and it was landed before it could be used to hit the white house. “A decade later, what happened on Sept. 11 still resonates for much of the country. Even more Americans now say the horror of that day changed their lives.”1 These were the first attacks ever directed toward U.S. civilian population. These organized attacks lead to the need for an immediate change in the way the United States approached defending itself.
One of the major changes that were caused by the attack of 9/11 was the introduction to the Patriot Act. “The USA PATRIOT Act is an Act of Congress that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. The title of the act is a ten-letter acronym (USA PATRIOT) that stands for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001The Patriot Act gives the U.S. power to deter and punish terrorist acts...