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What motivated the terrorists to carry out the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre, Pentagon, and the attempted attack which crashed into a field. On September 11th 2001, America was rocked by a massive terrorist attack. Four planes run by United Airlines and American Airlines crashed into various locations around America. A total of nineteen hijackers were on the planes. The first attack was at 8:46 am local time, American airlines flight 11, a Boeing 767-200 crashed into the North tower of the World trade centre, not managing to get a direct hit though the middle of the centre but hitting it at an angle. At this time people would have not known that his was defiantly terrorism due to the fact only one plane had hit. This was until United Airlines flight 175 again another Boeing 767-200 crashed into the South tower of the World Trade centre at just gone 9:00 am local time. ...read more.


And in return when they reached the holy place they would be rewarded and treated with amazing things. Bin laden stated he wanted the US forces to withdraw from Saudi Arabia and other gulf countries like, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait. Because America is an un-Islamic government and could have a negative influence on the countries such as Saudi Arabia. They also feel that they must fight the United States inside and outside there country. As Bin Laden possibly states in one of his speeches. 'We Will continue to fight you. We will continue the martyrdom operations inside and outside the United States'. Within is objectives Bin Laden states that he wants al-Qaeda to help free Jerusalem from Israeli control, the main point of this is that Jerusalem used to be in control of Palestine - but America took the land away and gave it to the Israelis and it is still under there control today. Also there was something called a caliphate, where there is unity and one overall Islamic state. ...read more.


The films that are around now, are mostly made in America. Movies are based in America. And these films are shown all over the world, it could be feared that these films could influence the way that people in the middle east think. Also American based fast food companies such as McDonalds are now everywhere all over the world. Even in countries that America is at way with. The first gulf war was conflict that originated from Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. The USA lead a operation to remove Iraq from Kuwait. This was successful, and Iraq was removed from Kuwait with minimal deaths from the American forces and the allied forces. The USA had there own opinions on why the bombings took place on the twin towers, the pentagon and the failed attack on the unknown target. They stated that al-Qaeda was just evil, and had an overall ambition to just want to kill people. They were simple reasons that meant America could cover a lot of ground when describing what they thought. Also they make out that al-Qaeda had no genuine reasons for actually attacking America. Modern Day Study ...read more.

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