Attack on the World Trade Centers

Natusha Dunkle

The Brief Summary

  • WHO: Osama Bin-Laden and Followers of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman
  • WHAT: Hijacked planes and attacked the World Trade Centers
  • WHEN: September 11th, 2001
  • WHERE: New York
  • WHY: Bin-Laden (Muslims) had a disagreement with the religion and culture of the United States.

The First Target of the World Trade Centers

The first time the World Trade Centers were targeted wasn't on September 11, 2001. Followers of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman actually drove a van with a bunch on explosives in the parking lot under the twin towers. Their plan end up failing due to the bomb not going off. Their plan was to destroy one tower and collapse the other one. The men weren't arrested on the scene, but later found because they had some evidence on them. After this first target, Osama Bin-Laden's family was embarrassed by him for helping plan this attack. His family wanted to erase his name from the family history and from the public records. Osama violated the closeness between the two families, the House of Saud and Bin Laden.

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