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On the morning of September 11 2001 a hijacked Boeing 767 American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the north tower of World Trade Center at 845 am EDT Twenty-eight minutes later a second hijacked Boeing 767 United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston en route to LA hit the south tower Controlled by ten terrorists these two passenger jets tore gapping holes in WTC and set both buildings afire At 943 am American Airlines Flight 77 also hijacked slammed into the Pentagon while a fourth plane United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in the Somerset County PA Within the next 30 minutes United States underwent the most horrific tragedy of terrorism in human history The two towers of WTC imploded and plummeted into the streets below The September 11 terrorist attack took a heavy toll of human lives It also caused a damage estimated to approach US30 billion Horrified at the scale of this catastrophe the world is now more fidgety than ever before as it awaits a grave future However despite peoples recent concern on this issue what is currently known as terrorism has been practiced throughout history The earliest form of terrorism traces its root back to ancient Greece where Xenophon 430-350BC and other historians recorded assassination and psychological warfare in their works65288334572089165292388892641227589 2-365289 In first-century Palestine the Zealots an unrelenting Jewish group defied Roman Empire by poisoning and stabbing its Jewish collaborators During the 11th century a radical Islamic sect known as the Ismailis employed ritualized murder for a course they believed to be righteous When the term terrorism was coined during the French Revolution 1789-1799 Jacobines extensive use of guillotines was once celebrated as the best way to defend liberty From the end of the 18th century to the beginning of WWI many anarchists and nationalists practiced terrorism to abolish the monarchy Among them was Noonday Volya peoples will an anti-tsarist group who developed certain ideas that were to become the hallmark of
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