Term Project A: September 11th
Nadira Salma Khan
ITM 3302 Sec: OL – Disaster Recovery
September 11, 2001, is definitely not a missing memory for some, numerous Americans. September 11th, influenced the lives of individuals both inside in the nation and others all through the world. Any individual who has been to an airport or continued yet another crisis departure bore at work needs no indication of how its belongings persevere. Notwithstanding, there are more inconspicuous impacts, the ones held up just underneath the surface that shake free at the scarcest incitement. Along these lines, regardless of whether the vast majority remember it or not, 9/11 has changed their lives somehow.
Keywords: 9/11, September 11th, effect
Term Project A: September 11th
disaster (noun) di·sas·ter di-?zas-t?r , -?sas-
a sudden calamitous event bringing great damage, loss, or destruction; a sudden or great misfortune or failure (Merriam-Webster, 2018)
This is the dictionary definition the word disaster. However, we always diminish the dennonation with its connotation. Something that is not as life threatening or causing a great deal of damage, we still deem it a disaster because things are not going our way. However, what happens when a “disaster,” happens to occur. Looking at the definition of a disaster, there are different types of disasters. We have natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunami that can shut down business and cities. We have technological and man-made disasters such as data breaches, nuclear and chemical incidents.
On September 11th, 2001; the United States was faced with a disaster that changed this country and whose effects echoed around the world. The United States suffered a disaster that day, this disaster was a terrorist attack. This attack was deemed by the The New York Times, the "worst and most audacious terror attack in American history."
On September 11, 2001, an assemblage of terrorist attacked the United States of America. This gathering of radical Islamist fear based oppressors took control of four planes in mid-flight. The fear mongers flew two of the planes into two high rise buildings at the World Trade Center, situated in the Financial District of New York City. The effect of the planes flying into the structures, made the structures burst into flames and crumple. Another plane pulverized piece of the Pentagon, which is the U.S. military central command in Arlington, Virginia. The fourth plane crashed into a field, located in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It is noted later on, that authorities trust that the radical Islamist terrorist on that plane proposed to decimate either the White House or the U.S. Capitol building. Due to the efforts of the travelers on the plane, who battled the terrorists mid-flight and kept them from achieving their objective, which was the White House or U.S. Capitol. On the whole, almost 3,000 individuals were murdered in the 9/11 assaults (Smith, 2018, para 1).
The aggregate of the nineteen terrorists who hijacked the four planes on September 11th, the greater part of these men were from countries in the Middle East. In addition, these men belong to the prominent terrorist group known as Al Qaeda. This group was led by Osama bin Laden, who was executed on May 2nd, 2011. Al Qaeda hones an extraordinary rendition of the religion of Islam. This terrorist group is noted for being seriously restricted to the United States and other Western, law based, democratic countries. They are particularly against the military nearness of these nations in Arab countries. Osama bin Laden established this fear monger association, Al Qaeda, amid the late 1980s, and from that point forward Al Qaeda has guaranteed responsibility regarding organizing and financing various bombings around the world (Smith, 2018, para 2).
Confronting such a noteworthy terrorists fiasco, the way the United States of America reacted to this occasion was significant. In October 2001, the U.S. also, its partners attacked Afghanistan, where the the terrorist organization Al Qaeda was based. The extreme Islamic members that ran Afghanistan’s legislature, known as the Taliban, was ensuring Bin Laden and enabling Al Qaeda to run his Al Qaeda training camps throughout the nation of Afghanistan. The U.S. military led forced led powers to cut down the Taliban and U.S. powers are as yet attempting to help modify and balance out the country. Since 2001, numerous high ranking officials in the Al Qaeda organization have been caught or murdered. Notwithstanding the looking after U.S. forces in the district of Afghanistan, the U.S. attacked Iraq in 2003. At that point president at the time, President George W. Bush and different U.S. pioneers trusted that the nation’s despot, Saddam Hussein, was concealing mass dangerous weapons that could be given to fear based oppressors. Saddam Hussein was caught and later killed by an Iraqi court. Be that as it may, no weapons of mass obliteration were found in Iraq. On May second, 2011, U.S. troops raided and executed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan on a compound, he was living in with his numerous children and wives (Smith, 2018, para 3 & 4).
With this reaction to this cataclysmic fear based oppressor assault, up to this day, we still feel the eventual outcome of this significant occasion. With more than decade after the 9/11 assaults, it has reshaped numerous aspects of life in America. A few changes were impermanent while some turned out to be all the more enduring, perpetual changes in American life (Villemez, 2011, para 1).The American vernacular, was something that changed radically in the months and years after the assault. Among every one of the words or expressions (9/11 being one of them) that entered regular dialect: al-Qaida, Taliban, ground zero, radicalism, fanaticism, anthrax and the Axis of Evil. Their use significantly expanded and soon turned out to be a piece of Americans’ regular day to day existences (Villemez, 2011, para 2).Maybe the most prompt and evident changes after the assaults on this nation occurred in air terminals all through the United States. Two months after the assaults, Congress federalized airplane terminal security by passing the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, which made the Transportation Security Administration. Before 9/11, security had been dealt with by every airport terminal, which outsourced to private security organizations. TSA actualized methodology that included stricter rules on traveler and gear screening. Just ticketed travelers could experience security, and a regularly changing cluster of apparatus and strategies were acquainted with check for weapons and ruinous things. As new dangers were found after 9/11, new methodologies were presented, including the removal shoes, outerwear and restricting fluids (Villemez, 2011, para 3).Planes themselves experienced major changed. Invigorated cockpit entryways were presented, and top of the line lodge blinds were dropped by a few carriers. Pilots would now be able to apply become a federal flight deck officer, enabling them to convey a stacked weapon and go about as an elected officer on board the plane. Keeping in mind the end goal to balance the additional security costs, a ;Sept. 11 expense; was attached onto travelers’ tickets, with the TSA gathering about $15 billion gathered more than nine years (Villemez, 2011, para 4 & 5).While the Patriot Act might be the most unmistakable bit of legislation identifying with September 11, in excess of 130 bits of 9/11-related enactment were presented in the 107th Congress in the year after the assaults, with 48 bills and resolutions affirmed or marked into law. Alongside the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, they incorporated the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act, which required the State Department and Immigration to impart visa and migrant information to each other. Consequent years brought the arrival of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, which gave instructive financing to troopers, and the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, giving $4.2 billion to the strength of individuals who worked at Ground Zero amid and after the assaults (Villemez, 2011, para 6).Furthermore, there were more administrative offices that were framed other than TSA. Greater government offices made after 9/11 incorporate the Department of Homeland Security, which united different offices, including the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. As indicated by The Washington Post, in excess of 263 government associations were either made or rearranged following the assaults. The daily paper found that in excess of 1,200 government associations and 1,900 privately owned businesses do business related to counter-fear based oppression, country security and insight. Spending plans for safeguard related offices additionally climbed. The Coast Guard, TSA and Border Patrol spending plans have all dramatically increased since 2001 (Villemez, 2011, para 7).With the impact of 9/11 on the United States, regardless it affected different nations all through the world. The nation with the most outstanding drop in visa issuance after 9/11 was Pakistan. In 2002, the quantity of traveler visas given to Pakistani subjects fell right around 70 percent and foreigner visas dropped in excess of 40 percent contrasted with 2001. It was not until 2008 that Pakistani migrant and traveler visas to reach pre-9/11 levels. Egypt and Morocco additionally observed sharp drops in visas issued in 2002 as well, however both have bounced back since. Global tourism to the United States of America succumbed to three years after 2001. Beginning in 2004, it started to increment once more, outperforming pre-2001 numbers in 2007. In 2010, a record number 60 million outside voyagers went by the United States. The quantity of Americans who voyaged universally likewise declined after 9/11, the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries reports (Villemez, 2011, para 8 & 9).Expulsions in the United States, ascended by 104 percent from 2001 to 2010, as indicated by information from the Department of Homeland Security. The locale with the most elevated extradition rate was Central America, with a 430 percent expansion, going from 14,452 deportees to 76,603. Asia saw a 34 percent ascend in extraditions, while Europe ascended by 46 percent. Expulsions for people from Egypt, Pakistan, Jordan and other Middle Eastern countries spiked in 2003, with Egypt demonstrating the most noteworthy increment of 205 percent (Villemez, 2011, para 10).In conclusion, 9/11 had the most extraordinary impact of on 9/11 has been on the Muslim-Americans that dwell in the nation. Hostile to Islamic brutality in America hopped after the assaults. As per the FBI, 28 abhor wrongdoings conferred in 2000 were observed to be against Islamic. In 2001, that number bounced to 481, and it stayed over 100 in consequent years. Clinical analyst Hisham Abu-Raiya of Tel Aviv University led broad research on the delayed consequences of 9/11 on American Muslims. Of those he studied, he found that a lion’s share experienced negative occasions, for example, verbal provocation and expanded airplane terminal security checks (Villemez, 2011, para 11 ; 12).
Being on a young child when September 11th, happened and glancing back at this occasion. We see that, it is something that we as a whole developed into. We developed into hearing these words, Taliban and Al Qaeda often. We developed into the dread that there is somebody endeavoring to hurt this country, that I ought to be watchful in light of the fact that my last name is Khan and that we are Muslim family, that we ought to be additional wary. While, it was simply something that to me was simply typical, it demonstrates how our general public has changed so definitely and how we as country has adjusted to it.
Merriam Webster. (2018). Disaster. Retrieved June 9, 2018, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disaster
Smith, N. (2018). What Happened on 9/11? Retrieved June 9, 2018, from http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3756477;print=1
Villemez, J. (2011, September 14). 9/11 to now: Ways we have changed. Retrieved June 9, 2018, from https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/911-to-now-ways-we-have-changed