September 11, 2001, a tragic day, which will live forever in infamy in American's hearts, a scary moment in time where the World Trade Center suddenly fell to its ruins as well as the Pentagon, a symbol of the US government was partially destroyed. The culprits, approximately twenty men of Arab descent who turned to be Muslims involved in the terrorist group, known as Al Qaeda, headed by Osama bin Laden.
All of our hearts were severely affected by these tragedies, though one group was hit harder than any group in the US society. In this case, we’re talking about Arab Americans, heavily alienated by that hostile act. With the uprising of the American patriotism in the days after those attacks, a great number of US citizens distanced themselves from this group of folks. They even became more aware of them as well as their actions, and also in extreme circumstances persecuting them.
By the way, right after a terrorist attack of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, another group of folks was shun as an outcast of the American society, approximately 120,000 Japanese Americans. It was a result of the upsurge of the US patriotism. Their punishment turned to be more extreme though, nearly four years in an internment camp. Unfortunately, today’s Americans don’t seem to have learned from those histories.
A great number of Arab Americans are finding themselves victimized due to the September 11th attacks. For instance, Jad Jallah, a resident of Dearborn, Michigan, where one-fourth of the US citizens boast Arabic descent, has faced much hostility, after being dubbed a bastard. From his words, he feels hurt and his family gets targeted. His bigger family’s losing thousands of folks in the World Trade Center as well as the Pentagon, he’s not provided with the chance to prove that he’s American too.
It’s not just a one time occurrence, as we observe this tendency across America, lot of incidences quite similar to these are taking place, notwithstanding calls from President Bush as well as other leaders not to target folks of Middle Eastern descent. Еру director of the Council on American Islamic relations, Nahad Awad analyzed the attacks as a valuable lesson. From his point of view, Americans shouldn’t fall into the same trap as the humans who committed that evil. He’s assured that it was designed to turn the US citizens against each other. Respectively, it shouldn’t be honored by associating it with any ethnicity or faith. Since those attacks, a great number of mosques have been marched on.
September 11, 2001, a tragic day, which will live forever in infamy in American's hearts, a scary moment in time where the World Trade Center suddenly fell to its ruins as well as the Pentagon, a symbol of the US government was partially destroyed.