2 What Happened? 4 planes are hijacked by terrorists American Airline Flight 11 & United Airlines Flight 175 take off from BostonAmerican Airlines Flight 77 leaves from Washington, DCUnited Airlines Flight 93 takes off from Newark, NJ
3 World Trade Center Both towers were hit by planes Both towers collapsed2,603 confirmed dead in NYC
4 PENTAGON At 9:38 Flight 77 hits the Pentagon Fortunately, the portion of the Pentagon hit was under constructionOnly 125 Pentagon employees die
5 United Flight 93This flight was believed to be headed for the White HouseIt did not reach its targetThe passengers on the plane were believed to have fought backThe plane crashed in Shanksville, Penn
6 Who is Responsible? Al Qaeda claims responsibility Osama bin Laden is believed to be the leaderAll members have a deep hatred for the United States
7 Connection to US In 1979, the USSR invaded Afghanistan Osama bin Laden led a fight against the invadersIslamic fighters from all over the world went to Afghanistan to fight for bin Laden
8 US & Osama bin Laden US Government supported bin Laden & his fighters The US gave bin Laden weapons & intelligence to fight against the USSRAfter the USSR withdraws from Afghanistan, we cut off bin Laden
9 Bin Laden Turns on USIn 1990, the US government sent our military to Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia asked for assistance to protect them from Saddam HusseinThe US military was now near the holiest places for the Muslim religion.
10 WHY?Osama bin Laden wants all Western influence out of the Middle EastWants the religion of Islam to control all governmentsVowed revenge after the US brought its military to Saudi ArabiaHe is not sponsored by a country!
11 They want a “Holy War” between Muslims & the rest of the world Al QaedaThey want a “Holy War” between Muslims & the rest of the worldCarries out terrorist attacks against US & its allies throughout the world