September 11, 2001, was the deadliest day in history for New York City firefighters.
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for the day of Birthday (9/11) a reminder of a terrorist attack. 9/11 was a terror attack on the World Trade Center in New York. The terrorists targeted the WTC from two planes and attacked the Pentagon with an aircraft.
Afghanistan was facing a war against the Soviet Union over a decade that time and because of that, there was a lack of basic necessities like electricity there. This made Osama’s second wife Khadija Sharif divorce him as she didn’t want to live in such bad condition. She was a university lecturer by profession. Osama got disheartened. He blamed America for breaking his family. The book written by Laurence Right on 9/11 also reveals that his divorce Khadija Sharif shattered him.
OSAMA BIN LADEN
After that incident, Osama wrote a declaration of 12 pages against America. He declared a war against America for taking revenge. Osama not only thought of America responsible for destroying his personal life but also thought it is against Islam. Therefore, he planned a revenge in the shape of 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001.
9/11 is a black day in the history of America. The pain is unforgettable. In the year 2001, on this date terrorist group, Al-Qaeda committed the biggest attack on the USA. Recently in a documentary, some new revelations are claimed. The documentary says Osama Bin Laden was heart-broken over his family as it got shattered and he thought America is responsible for it. That was the reason he attacked America.
The September 11, 2001, attacks in the northeast United States were an organized terrorist act carried out by 19 hijackers, and organized by numerous members of al-Qaeda. Motives for the attacks were stated before and after the attacks in several sources, Osama bin Laden’s declaration of a holy war against the United States, and a fatwā signed by bin Laden and others for the killing of Americans in 1998, are seen by investigators as evidence of his motivation. However, in an interview with Daily Ummat, Osama bin Laden rejected Al-Qaeda’s involvement in the September 11 attacks.
In Osama Bin Laden’s November 2002 “Letter to America” he explicitly stated that al-Qaeda’s motives for their attacks include: Western support for attacking Muslims in Somalia, supporting Russian atrocities against Muslims in Chechnya, supporting the Indian oppression against Muslims in Kashmir, the Jewish aggression against Muslims in Lebanon, the presence of US troops in Saudi Arabia US support of Israel,and sanctions against Iraq.
In the aftermath of 9/11, public discussion of the causes of terrorism was largely curtailed, which some commentators claimed was an effort to excuse and justify the killing of innocent civilians. Catchphrases – that terrorists were motivated by a hatred of freedom or by a fanaticism inherent to Islam – were prevalent. Arun Kundnani describes the atmosphere as one where “terrorism became an ‘evil ideology’ that did not require further analysis.” By 2004 however, the taboo was broken and it was only through the notion of “radicalization” that a discussion on the causes became possible again
The attackers were Islamic terrorists from Saudi Arabia and several other Arab nations. Reportedly financed by the al-Qaeda terrorist organization of Saudi fugitive Osama bin Laden, they were allegedly acting in retaliation for America’s support of Israel, its involvement in the Persian Gulf War and its continued military presence in the Middle East.
Some of the terrorists had lived in the United States for more than a year and had taken flying lessons at American commercial flight schools. Others had slipped into the country in the months before September 11 and acted as the “muscle” in the operation.
The 19 terrorists easily smuggled box-cutters and knives through security at three East Coast airports and boarded four early-morning flights bound for California, chosen because the planes were loaded with fuel for the long transcontinental journey. Soon after takeoff, the terrorists commandeered the four planes and took the controls, transforming ordinary passenger jets into guided missiles.
As millions watched the events unfolding in New York, American Airlines Flight 77 circled over downtown Washington, D.C., before crashing into the west side of the Pentagon military headquarters at 9:45 a.m.
Jet fuel from the Boeing 757 caused a devastating inferno that led to the structural collapse of a portion of the giant concrete building, which is the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense.
All told, 125 military personnel and civilians were killed in the Pentagon, along with all 64 people aboard the airliner.
TWIN TOWERS COLLAPSE
Less than 15 minutes after the terrorists struck the nerve center of the U.S. military, the horror in New York took a catastrophic turn when the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed in a massive cloud of dust and smoke.
The structural steel of the skyscraper, built to withstand winds in excess of 200 miles per hour and a large conventional fire, could not withstand the tremendous heat generated by the burning jet fuel.
At 10:30 a.m., the north building of the twin towers collapsed. Only six people in the World Trade Center towers at the time of their collapse survived. Almost 10,000 others were treated for injuries, many severe.
HOW MANY PEOPLE DIED IN 9/11 ATTACKS?
A total of 2,996 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks, including the 19 terrorist hijackers aboard the four airplanes.
At the World Trade Center, 2,763 died after the two planes slammed into the twin towers. That figure includes 343 firefighters and paramedics, 23 New York City police officers and 37 Port Authority police officers who were struggling to complete an evacuation of the buildings and save the office workers trapped on higher floors.
At the Pentagon, 189 people were killed, including 64 on American Airlines Flight 77, the airliner that struck the building. On Flight 93, 44 people died when the plane crash-landed in Pennsylvania.