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Terrorism Case

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Since 9/11 the idea of terrorism has changed while also affecting the lives of individual Americans. The deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil had surprised citizens nationwide and gave us the idea of how vulnerable we actually are. 9/11 was another example of how transit could be used as a WMD (Weapon of Mass Destruction), only this time a plane filled with passengers was utilized as a missile aimed at public filled buildings killing over 3,000 people (History). Most Americans had first noticed the effects of this attack through airport security throughout the United States. As the fear in the country continued to rise, this also created a lot of hostility toward Muslims as they received the stereotype of suicide bombers.

As we have seen how it has affected the lives of Americans we may also see how some of the priorities of citizens has changed as well. Americans seem to be willing to put up with the infringement of privacy that was created through the Patriot Act. This act allows federal officials to keep tabs on personal information and all telecommunication. This may sound sketchy but the justification to this is that, if you are not doing anything wrong then you have nothing to worry about. Some Americans have become more selective about where they decide to travel outside the United States, but overall I feel that more of the priorities being changed happened within our government.

Looking back at these horrific events of terrorism and how they affect the world we can see why a lot of our resources aimed in this direction. It is understood that many feel that we must take care of ourselves before we can help out others, but if this wildfire of terrorism is allowed to continue burning then we will be looking at some more frightening issues for our own. Much effort goes into the elimination of terrorism everyday but it is a problem that we will probably be fighting for the rest of our lives.

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