Freedom is the right of individuals to act as they choose. Our freedom is taken away from us though when terrorism strikes. Terrorism implants fear in to the minds of all and disrupts our everyday actions. On September 11, 2001 a tragedy occurred in New York City, at the World Trade Center. Two hijacked airplanes were flown straight into the twin towers killing over 6,000 people and injuring the minds of all Americans. This violent act of terrorism was masterminded by the Al-Qaida leader Usama Bin Laden. After the attacks, various freedoms were taken from us. For example, the freedom of flying in an airplane without fearing it being hijacked, opening a letter in the mail without the fear of it having anthrax in it, and the simple freedom of taking a tour through the White house because it was temporarily shut down to tourists after the attacks. If we cannot put a stop to terrorism then the lives that we lead will be stricken with the fear of not knowing if we are safe to fly in a plane or take a ride in a bus. America is now in a war against terrorism and we are going to fight until the end so we can insure the safety of all Americans and so we can put a stop to this undying threat of terrorism that has been a problem facing the United States for years. Terrorism is an ongoing threat for all Americans because of the terrorist groups active today that have a strong hatred towards the United States and will do anything to disrupt and even destroy the American dream. This can be seen by examining active terrorist groups; types and tactics of terrorism; and the way terrorists try to gain publicity through the media.
Terrorism has been around for as long as people can remember, but it has been on the rise for the past ten years. Terrorists have many different tactics they can use including murder, kidnapping, hijacking, and bombings in which their goal is to almost always achieve a political purpose. Terrorist attacks do not just happe