9/11 The Day That Changed U.S.A

By: Adam Groves

What Happened and Why Is It called 9/11?

On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four planes and had suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes hit the towers of the World Trade Center, a third plane hit the Pentagon, and the fourth plane was miss targeted and instead crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. This is well known as 9/11 due to its date that it occurred. 9/11 attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction. Over 3,000 people were killed, including more than 400 police officers and firefighters.

World Trade Center attack (photo)

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Article one: 13 Years After 9/11, Anti-muslim Bigotry Is Worse Than Ever

The author Dean Obeidallah, was on 8th street and 6th avenue in lower Manhattan during the World Trade Center collapse, and says that images from that day are still in his mind after 13 years from the incident. not only is that in his mind, once the Americans found out that al Qaeda was responsible for the attacks, he knew there would be a backlash against Muslim and Middle Eastern Americans. What Dean didn't predict was that after 13 years, Americans would view Muslims far worse today than in the months of 9/11.

In 2001, an ABC poll found that 47% of Americans had a favorable view of Islam, but by 2010 the number had dropped to 37%. Today, alarmingly, only 27% of Americans have a favorable view of Muslim Americans.

Biases in this Article

  • Muslim people were looked differently and people didn't favor them like they used to before
  • Biased by story selection because of the fact that Muslim people cause the attack and supposedly makes every Muslim a terrorist.

Perspective of this Article

The perspective of this article is clearly a negative perspective, and it goes through on why the assumption of Muslim Prejudice is occurring in the United States.

Criticism of this Article

The criticism that is portrayed in this article is cultural criticism, because of the fact that the Muslims who did this were supposedly doing it for their religion and for god.

My Outake

The whole 9/11 controversy is horrible and wished it would've never happened. Its a huge tragedy here in the United States and Americans who died during this ordeal shall rest in peace and never be forgotten. One thing I don't agree with is the fact of the Religious profiling. No man or woman should be judged based on the religion they follow. Now the 9/11 was caused by Al Qaeda, but that is just one group in the whole religion of Islam. Its crazy how one group can make a whole religion look bad, and its corrupt and horrible.

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Air Defense Was Told To 'Stand Down'

When an airplane is hijacked, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is able to send fighter jets to shoot down the airplane, but on 9/11/01 some skeptics say that NORAD commanded defense systems to stand down because of the lack of presence during the 9/11 attacks.

Biases in this Video

  • People believe that the NORAD was to stand down and not take out the planes.
  • Bias by Story Selection because it talks about how the NORAD were to stand down and left out some of the actual facts.
  • this is also a conspiracy

Perspective of the Video

The perspective gives a clear negative portrayal of 9/11. The conspiracy is about the NORAD and their inability to take down the 9/11 planes.

Criticism in the Video

Reader-Response Criticism, because of the fact of what people have read about this conspiracy.

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