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The Growing Trend Of Domestic Terrorism In The 21st Century

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The Growing Trend of Domestic Terrorism in the 21st Century

On April 13, 2013, in Boston, MA our country found its self under yet another terrorist attack. The United States of America was founded under some of the same pretenses that many today would and do call terrorism. The methods and tactics used against the British by our founding fathers, soldiers and militia, do in many ways run parallel to what modern day terrorists are doing and have done to us, but yet they were labeled patriots. This country was founded on such mischievous tactics; maybe it is just karma, that terrorism is such a huge problem for us today. Throughout history, the U.S. has been under constant terrorist ...view middle of the document...

This vicious group of attacks that was thought to be master minded by Osama Bin Laden caused many deaths, fear and eventually a global war costing us and our allies billions in dollars along with tens of thousands of lives lost. All of this mayhem brought to the door steps of innocent people on both sides of the coin, for what? The “Jihad”, what is known in the Koran (Islamic Bible) as “The Holy War”. Now what most don’t know and realize the main people who carry out these heinous attacks are just ignorant foot soldiers that have been taken in by prestigious leaders in their communities. These leaders twist around and misinterpret the Koran, so that they can use it manipulate other non-educated Muslims into thinking the “Jihad” is against the Western world or any other targets they might have. This process in layman’s terms mirrors the same process the inner city gangs use to recruit and brainwash young kids into becoming gangs members in our very own country. President George W. Bush said it best when he stated, “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.

On the morning of Tuesday, September 18, 2001, one week following the September 11th terrorist attacks, there were several letters containing anthrax spores killed five Americans and infecting 17 others. According to UCLA, Department of Epidemiology “ These spores -- very small in size -- typically entered the skin or lungs or victim when the envelop was handled or opened, when coming in contact with an environment where envelopes had previously been handled or opened, or when passing through small holes in unopened envelops.”  The Guardian reported in early October that American scientists had implicated Iraq as the source of the anthrax, and the next day the Wall St. Journal editorialized that Al Qaeda perpetrated the mailings, with Iraq the source of the anthrax. It is important for Americans to know that terrorism isn’t just bombings; terrorist will go to great links to further their mission of Jihad “The Holy War.”

The most recent turn of events, Boston Marathon bombing, which occurred on April 13, 2013 at 2:49 p.m. CNN reported, “The terrorist attack, near the marathon's finish line, triggered widespread screaming and chaos, shattered windows and barricades and sent smoke billowing into the air at Copley Square. Two bombs exploded 13 seconds apart sending large amounts of debris and shrapnel into large crowds of spectators and runners. This attack killed five and injured 183. The two perpetrators were...

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