Isn't war and violence precisely what terrorists are after....

Talk-Radio callers queued on the phone to vent their anger after the attacks.
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They were apart of Osama bin laden’s al-quida terrorist organization.

If what is insidious about terrorism is its callous disregard for civilian lives in pursuit of political goals, why is there not an uproar about state terrorism? Why do so many reserve their venom for people whose destructive capacity pales in comparison with those who command tanks, artillery and warplanes?

The September 11 terrorist attack on America has provoked a strong response.
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Executive Summary and Front matters – (pdf)

On the morning of the attacks a group of al Qaeda terrorists took control of four commercial jetliners headed to California and purposively crashed two into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

This terrorists’ attack has changed many aspects of people’s lives worldwide.
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More careful assessments were made by scholars like Robert Pape of the University of Chicago, who has stressed that foreign military interventions and nationalism are the primary causes of terrorist violence. In his book “Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism,” Pape argued that desires for national self-determination and an end to military occupation were at the root of nearly every instance of suicide terrorism from 1980 to 2003, and that while religion was used a tool for recruiting and procuring aid from abroad, it was rarely the cause. While some took issue with Pape’s analysis, he at least employed a more dispassionate, analytical approach in attempting to understand this form of violence.

This generates the panic and the fear that terrorists want (“The Nature of Terrorism”).
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A Prayer about Terrorism throughout the World | …

Tomis Kapitan is a professor emeritus at Northern Illinois University. He is the author of papers in metaphysics, the philosophy of language and international ethics, and the co-author of “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Philosophical Essays on Self-Determination, Terrorism, and the One-State Solution.”

Terror | Definition of Terror by Merriam-Webster

Terrorist attacks on World Trade Center in New York City and Pentagon in Washington D.C., are big flow of miscommunication between federal agencies and incident such as terrorist attacks of 2001 should have not happened.

Never forget the terror that was inflicted on this country

Third, a violent response is likely to stiffen the resolve of those from whose ranks terrorists have emerged, leading them to regard their foes as people who cannot be reasoned with, as people who, because they avail themselves so readily of the rhetoric of “terror,” know only the language of force. As long as groups perceive themselves to be victims of intolerable injustices and view their oppressors as unwilling to arrive at an acceptable compromise, they are likely to answer violence with more violence. Their reaction might be strategic, if directed against civilians to achieve a particular political objective, but, with the oppression unabated, it increasingly becomes the retaliatory violence of despair and revenge.

A Prayer about Terrorism throughout the World | Prayers …

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