9/11 Effects On Muslim Americans

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Muslim Americans endured more government scrutiny after September 11, 2001. The United States government decided to monitor this population. This involves surveillance on phones, worship place and funds. The US government needed to pass a law to collect data to use concerning risks. Consequently, the Several days later after the 9/11 attack, the U.S. passed the USA PATRIOT Act which is an acronym for “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism” (Stan, 2014). The Department of Justice drafted the USA PATRIOT Act to increase the federal agencies’ power to use surveillance cameras, conduct search and detect communication both nationwide and from foreign countries to seek out terroristic attacks. In addition, the president that signed this into law was President George W. Bush. In addition, most people would not want the government to secretly spy on them.…show more content…
That is when they are called terrorist. Muslim Americans were given that name because of the 9/11 attack (Ali, 2011). Later on, Americans called Muslim Americans terrorist even though lots of Muslims had nothing to do with 9/11. Also, the percentage of Americans who liked the view of Islam went down when it got closer to the present day. For instance, Dean Obeidallah on Daily Beast stated in October 2001, about 47 percent of Americans liked the view of Islam. On 2010, the number dropped to 37 percent ( Obeidallah, 2014). Now in the present time, only 27 percent of Americans admire the view on Islam. (Obeidallah,

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