How Did Osama Bin Laden Affect Society

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Osama Bin Laden and his Affect on America Osama Bin Laden gained his negative fame primarily through the attack of 9/11. 9/11 is an infamous event that will forever linger in the lives of many Americans. Almost every American has been affected one way or another by the attack. On September 11, 2001, Al Qaeda members hijacked four American planes. Two of the planes flew into the World Trade Center in New York City. Another plane flew into the Pentagon which is the U.S. military command center near Washington D.C. The last plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. In total, the brutal attack killed 3,000 people. The notorious mastermind between several attacks in the United States, including the 9/11 attack, was Osama Bin Laden. He was an Islamic…show more content…
Bin Laden even worked side by side with Americans at times to defeat the Soviets. Despite this, he was still careful and cautious of the Americans. During the war, Bin Laden formed a connection with the Egyptian Islamic Jihad which was a militant group. Under the influence of this group, they encouraged Bin Laden to help expand the jihad and enlist as many muslims as possible. In 1988 Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, a leader of the Egyptian militant group Islamic Jihad, founded al-Qaeda, or The Base. At first it was created to to build fighting power for the Afghan resistance. Al-Qaeda eventually became known as a radical Islamic group led by Bin Laden and the United States as a prime target. The first terrorist attack that is thought to have been done by Bin Laden was in December 1992 when there was an explosion of a bomb at a hotel in Aden, Yemen. American troops were going to Somalia for a humanitarian mission and they had been staying at the hotel, but they had already left so they were not injured. Bin Laden thought that even American humanitarian efforts were a disgrace to Muslim countries. Two Austrian tourist were killed as a result of the attack. Almost

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