One reason why the USA became a target for terrorists was due to the USAs role in creating and supporting Israel.
As a vital member of the United Nations, the USA and other countries tried to solve the Palestine Crisis in 1947 by splitting the land into two separate states: one for the Jews and the other for the Palestinians. The Palestinians believed that all the area was theirs and refused the deal. However, the Jews happily accepted it. On May 14, 1948, the new nation of Israel was born.
There are many reasons why the USA supported Israel, one of the main reasons is that the USA has a large Jewish population and the other one is that many Arab states were friendly with Americas great enemy Russia. As a result, there were many wars during 1948, 1967, and 1973 between Israel and the Arab states. This created a lot of tension between the two, and as a result, this created the factor of Arab anger at Israel.
Another reason why the USA became a target for terrorists was due to the rise of Al-Qaeda.
This is because during the 1970s a young Sadi Arabian named Osama bin Laden became angry that Israel, which was supported by the USA couldnt be defeated. As a result, he decided to call for a violent Jihad(struggle) against both weak Muslim leaders and non-Muslim powers, which he then called the enemies of Islam. However, other Islamists wanted to use peaceful methods. He built a secret group called Al-Qaeda(The base) in about 1989.
Bin Laden believed that the USA could be defeated as he had seen many examples of this. In February 1998, Bin Laden published a statement claiming that the USA had declared war on God. This created a lot of tension, and as a result, this became one of the main reasons 9/11 2001 happened. This created the factor in the rise of Al-Qadea.
The last reason why the USA became a target for terrorists was Zionism.
This is because, during the first World War, Britain and America persuaded the Arabs to keep fighting against the Turks, by promising to give them their nation once the war was won. Even though the Arabs kept their word, the British and Americans broke the deal at the peace conference. They decided to separate the Arab lands into different countries and must be controlled by Britain or France. There was also another main concern; the Arabs became angry that America and Britain encouraged Zionism, which is a national movement to create a homeland for the Jewish people. As a result, this created the factor Zionism.