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Definition September 11, 2001; when Al Qaeda suicide bombers hijacked United States airliners and used them as bombs to destroy the World Trade Center in New York City and to attack the Pentagon; about 3,000 innocents (mostly civilians) were killed
  • Flying was different before 9/11.
9/11 = September 11, 2001; when suicide bombers hijacked US airliners and used them as missiles to kill about 3,000 people
  • The fourth jet hijacked for 9/11 did not hit its target because passengers thwarted the hijackers.
  • 9/11 = September 11, 2001; when suicide bombers hijacked US airliners and used them as missiles to kill about 3,000 people
  • Both 110-story buildings of the World Trade Center collapsed from the 9/11 attacks.
  • 9/11 = September 11, 2001; when suicide bombers hijacked US airliners and used them as missiles to kill about 3,000 people
  • The 9/11 attacks had occurred only a year earlier, during my junior year of high school; like any self-respecting hillbilly, I considered heading to the Middle East to kill terrorists.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • 9/11 = September 11, 2001; when suicide bombers hijacked US airliners and used them as missiles to kill about 3,000 people
  • Following 9/11, the government was intercepting and crunching enormous data fields—civilian e-mail, cell phone, fax, text, Web sites—sniffing for keywords associated with terrorist communications.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • 9/11 = September 11, 2001; when suicide bombers hijacked US airliners and used them as missiles to kill about 3,000 people
  • Is it really fair to compare bullying to the trauma seen by war veterans in Iraq, or survivors from 9/11?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • 9/11 = September 11, 2001; when suicide bombers hijacked US airliners and used them as missiles to kill about 3,000 people
  • Those rights were the foundation of America four hundred years ago, and they're still the foundation today. ... It's why, even after 9/11, religious freedom flourishes in America.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • 9/11 = September 11, 2001; when suicide bombers hijacked US airliners and used them as missiles to kill about 3,000 people
  • You couldn't get right up to the site, so we stood near a firehouse, where a man started talking to us about 9/11.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • 9/11 = September 11, 2001; when suicide bombers hijacked US airliners and used them as missiles to kill about 3,000 people
  • Other than 9/11, there were no real "events" in my life to recall.
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • 9/11 = September 11, 2001; when suicide bombers hijacked US airliners and used them as missiles to kill about 3,000 people
  • Trick-or-treat seems to end earlier and earlier every year. I think that started with 9/11.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • 9/11 = September 11, 2001; when suicide bombers hijacked US airliners and used them as missiles to kill about 3,000 people
  • The brothers were famed for their fiery sermons and attracted thousands of worshippers, particularly after 9/11.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • 9/11 = September 11, 2001; when suicide bombers hijacked US airliners and used them as missiles to kill about 3,000 people
  • In the States, Timur goes by "Tim." He changed his name after 9/11 and claims that he has nearly doubled his business since.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • 9/11 = September 11, 2001; when suicide bombers hijacked US airliners and used them as missiles to kill about 3,000 people
  • Even after 9/11, it took a week to figure out what was happening.
    Matthew Mather  --  Cyberstorm
  • 9/11 = September 11, 2001; when suicide bombers hijacked US airliners and used them as missiles to kill about 3,000 people
  • After 9/11, the Arab and Muslim communities segregated themselves because of the level of suspicion directed at them from others.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • 9/11 = September 11, 2001; when suicide bombers hijacked US airliners and used them as missiles to kill about 3,000 people
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency had been its own freestanding agency for decades, but after 9/11 had been folded into the Department of Homeland Security.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • 9/11 = September 11, 2001; when suicide bombers hijacked US airliners and used them as missiles to kill about 3,000 people
  • But that was France, only shortly after 9/11; and, under the new rubric of federal anti-terrorism laws, the museum thefts carried an additional, more serious charge of "looting of cultural artifacts."
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • 9/11 = September 11, 2001; when suicide bombers hijacked US airliners and used them as missiles to kill about 3,000 people
  • Older people of color in the South would occasionally come up to me after speeches to complain about how antagonized they feel when they hear news commentators talking about how we were dealing with domestic terrorism for the first time in the United States after the 9/11 attacks.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • 9/11 = September 11, 2001; when suicide bombers hijacked US airliners and used them as missiles to kill about 3,000 people
  • I remember 9/11, the day the terrorists flew planes into the Twin Towers, killing all those people.
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • 9/11 = September 11, 2001; when suicide bombers hijacked US airliners and used them as missiles to kill about 3,000 people
  • Before Abbottabad he'd been in Haripur and before that hidden away in our own Swat Valley, where he met Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, the mastermind of 9/11.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • 9/11 = September 11, 2001; when suicide bombers hijacked US airliners and used them as missiles to kill about 3,000 people
  • The president compared the storm to 9/11 and the War on Terror.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
9/11 = September 11, 2001; when suicide bombers hijacked US airliners and used them as missiles to kill about 3,000 people

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