Global trust issues!

A nation broken on trust by nationalities.


September 11, 2001 Islamic terrorist from a group by the name of Al Qaeda imposed an attack on the Twin Towers located at the World Trade Center complex in New York city, including the Pentagon located at the head quarters of the United States Department of Defense. 19 of the Islamic terrorist hijacked 4 different planes. 2 of them flew into each of the twin towers, and 1 into the Pentagon killing 2,996 people in total. The 4th plane was shot down before heading to its next target in Washington, DC.

Opressed, & Accused.


This tragic even occurred from 4 different planes being hijack by 19 Al Qaeda members and purposely flown into the recently named targets. Al Qaeda did not have enough capacity to destroy the United States Military, so they targeted other symbolic structures instead. The Twin Towers, which were the centerpieces of the World Trade Center symbolized globalization and America’s economic power and prosperity. The third targeted structure (the Pentagon) symbolized American military power. Al Qaeda chose these specific targets as a way to promote widespread fear throughout the country and weaken the United States. These attacks were also meant to support political, and religious goals in the Middle East and Muslim World.


After the 9/11 attack, racial stereotypes and prejudice against Muslims went through the roof! Since the attack, Muslims have been violently assaulted; and scores of mosque and Islamic Centers have been vandalized with various attacks such as anti-Muslim graffiti, to arson and fire-bombing. Local government bodies had never done anything to stop the unfair treatment of Muslims and their property and businesses. Instead, they exploited the 9/11 event and fear of Islam to systematically target Muslims for unfair scrutiny.
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"By allowing—and in some cases actively encouraging—the fear of terrorism to divide Americans by religion, race, and belief, our political leaders are fracturing this nation’s greatest strength: its ability to integrate diverse strands into a unified whole on the basis of shared, pluralistic, democratic values. "


The fear, hatred and broken trust between nationalities that resulted from the 9/11 attacks also applies to the theme of Fear and Trust from "The Crucible." The parallels that exist between what happened in the Salem Witch Trials and what happened on 9/11 are that there were many sides favored over the other, data was manipulated in a way to shine a negative light on a specific audience or group of people. Religion plays a part when comparing these two cases as well. The Witch Trials presented a thin line between fear and trust between a society and 9/11 presented a thin line between fear and trust between nationalities.


Marry Warren: "I never knew it before, I never knew anything before. When she come into the court I say to myself I must not accuse this woman, for she sleep in ditches very old and poor" (Miller, 1057) - This quote shows fear between the people of society because of Salem Witch Trials, just like there was fear of Muslims between Americans.

Elizabeth Proctor: "Spoke or silent, a promise is surely made. And she may dote on it now; I am sure she does; she wishes to kill me ...She thinks to take my place John." (Miller, 1059) - This quote represents revenge presented in the crucible, just like one of the motives for 9/11 was revenge and hatred.

Danforth: "Will you plead with his confession or will you not?" (Miller, 1104) - This shows the broken trust in the Salem community, and how everyone is being accused based off misused and manipulated Data.


- Harned L. Weaver "9/11's Legacy of Religious Discrimination" ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief

- "Why did the terrorist attack the World Trade Center and Pentagon?" 2014 National September 11 Memorial & Museum

- "Remembering 9/11 With Indelible Pictures" National Geographic Society 1996-2014