This had deliberately resulted in dual-notions. On one hand, people were so petrified that they grew concern regarding their mistaken identity and on the other hand they were not even given the permission to lament or bewail the well-being of their counterparts. They witnessed twofold crisis : as “an American” and as “Arab Americans”. The defendant raised voice such as “Why us?” (Bakalian & Bozorgmehr, 171)
The effects of the attack on America had a disastrous impact on the normal lives of the Arabs and the Muslim community. They were traumatized to the extreme. Symptoms of nightmares, continuous crying, depression and lack of sleep, were generated by the “trauma” as known to the health professionals (Bakalian & Bozorgmehr, 171-172). The situation became more intense especially for “Middle Eastern” and “Muslim Americans”. Though years have passed after 9/11 attacks, still they are living in a tense situation which is very much prevalent, coupled by the surrounding of “war” be it a war against Afghanistan or Iraq. However these emotional factors have a repercussion on the social well-being too which in term restricts their day-to-day activities as well as their lives (Bakalian & Bozorgmehr, 172). Previously, there was and till date a huge wall of incongruity in the governmental policies which proved to be biased regarding the right to “protection of the innocent against crime” and the confrontation of “terrorism”. People who were secluded from the nation were called as “detainees” who were bound to leave behind their commitment to family. In their absence their family was made to suffer certain levels of subjugation and humiliation from the government officials. The attacks of 9/11 were generally meant for people those who wanted to regain power over the “legislature” and “the judiciary”. And perhaps the most major effect was the poignant uproar (Bakalian & Bozorgmehr, 163).