As long as I can remember, I have been raised to believe that people that fit these so-called ‘terrorists’ description are bad people who support terrorism on America. “The 9/11 terrorists broke numerous laws of Islam and were denounced as mass murderers by Islamic religious leaders. Even so, Islam is viewed as a religion preaching violence.” This is isn’t surprising, since Americans know little about even the most basic tenets of Islam. Islam is the second-largest religion in the world, and Muslims make up more than one-fifth of the world’s population, but Americans continue to know little about the religion.
Many Christians who are against abortions, they blow up abortion clinics. Which results in double loss of life at the end of the day. Americans have seem to show a blind eye, which is honestly all the Media’s fault. Maybe since this country is predominantly Christian, but the bottom line is that terrorist attacks carried out by Muslims are shown by the Media as they are seen as an enemy. “Most of the terrorist activity in the U.S. in recent years has come not from Muslims, but from radical Christianists, white supremacists and far-right militia groups.”
There really is no explanation for displaying a flag such as this one except for pure racism- to show their “white power”. Another recent racism problem has been racism towards the middle east. Many stereotype Muslims into the category of terrorists. The fact is, these terrorist acts are done by Muslim extremists. Studies show that only 15% of the world’s Muslim are radical.
Alex put her name down on “Best Ass in the Freshman Class” Alex only wrote her name down because he was mad at her friend Jessica Davis. Clay was directed to Hannah’s old house where a car accident had occurred and the driver was in bad shape. Clay then goes back to the tape which leads him to a liquor store where a guy hit Hannah on the butt and grabbed her wrist. The third reason was because of Jessica Davis.
Neil Diamond 's documentary “Reel Injun” depicts the historical portrayal of the treatment of the First Nations in America. It brings awareness to the truth behind not only First Nations, but other stereotyped groups. For example, that many people often mistake all members of the Muslim community as Extremists who commit inhumane acts of terrorism. Small percentages of the population who fit the stereotyped criteria may often unintentionally represent their background negatively and as a whole. These are then misinterpreted by society ultimately having a biased view on groups of people.
For Muslims living in the United States, community organisation is a task that can seem nearly impossible; this isn’t helped by the rest of the country’s ignorance and resulting hatred. This is largely because Islam encompasses such a huge number of sects within a geographical homeland, but also because ethnicity can play hugely into how Islam is practiced. Muslims with a certain ethnic background will practice Islam very differently than ethnically dissimilar Muslims. However, there are ways to remedy distances between those who practice Islam differently; in Journey to America, Ahmed examines the traits of optimism, love, and leadership that must go into this kind of organisation. Some of the mosques and communities are marked by openness, others by mistrust.
For example, the fear that is put into the minds of many Americans from Muslim immigration has impacted the ability for some immigration process to be declined due to the discrimination. After the September 11 terrorist attack on the United States, the views on immigrants has been extremely negative. There have been stereotypes, hate, fear, labeling and many other issues that arose due to that event. Many were stereotyped in ways such as labeling a Muslim immigrant as a “terrorist” only because he or she has a different religious belief
A widowed wife weeping at the sight of her husband’s lifeless body, an orphaned child covered in the crimson blood of his own parents, and a petrified man with mangled legs crawling through rubble. Sadly, these accounts are one of the many casualties that a staggering 4 million Syrian refugees possibly have faced. After ISIS reigned havoc over the sovereign country of Syria, too many were forced to flee with only the clothes on their back. It is said from the quote of Warsan Shire’s Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth that “No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.” Evidently, the citizens of Syria are in a crisis, thus, Canada should do their part and allow refugees asylum into the country.
However, in recent times, Muslims within Canada have faced terror as they are being mislabelled as terrorists, despite not provoking hate. Of course, ideologies from America have spread to Canada, but all people are meant to be safe within Canada. Terrorism within Canada does exist, but it is not nearly as much of an issue within Canada as it is in America. Despite this, Muslims within Canada now face terrorism from other citizens because people are afraid of their religion. Just recently, a terrorist attacked a mosque in Quebec City, killing six people, for no apparent reason.
The amount of stories, comments and news articles I have come across based on Muslim discrimination, due to being Muslim, is very concerning. Since the September 11 World Trade Center attacks, media and society in America seem to perceive all Muslims as extremists and enemies. The majority of Muslims have been forced to live in fear of being judged or discriminated against because of their faith. This essay will explore the damage exerted on Muslims as a result of the September 11 attacks and how they have struggled to live in a society that appears to despise them. It will be discussed that Muslims in America face discrimination and danger through violence and vandalism due to their
Lesson number 37: Racism can be found nearly everywhere. Most nations deny it, but discrimination based on skin color, religion, or ethnic group is widespread. When searching for racism, look to see what a country does, not what it says. Underdog racial and ethnic groups are locked out of economic and political power. One recent example of racism based on religion is the attack that occurred against the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
“9/11 changed America fundamentally, far more so than outsiders realized at the time. For Americans it genuinely was a new Pearl Harbour, an attack on the homeland that made them feel vulnerable for the first time in 60 years,” (Powell, 2003). The terrorist attacks of 9/11 affect America today because they instigated the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the “War on Terror,” and led to an increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes. “Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of George W. Bush,” (9/11, 2010). The most noticeable of these effects was the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.
I both agree and disagree with Nenia Campbell’s statement. “We always vilify with what we don’t understand” (Nenia Campbell). The part in the statement that I do not agree with is the word ‘always’. I do agree that we often vilify what we do not understand, but not always. Take for example a soldier.
Arabs have been immigrating into the United States since the 1880’s. Arab-speaking countries are found southwestern Asia and North Africa. There are 22 Arab countries, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Yemen to list a few. Their heritage can be dated back a thousand years old. Arab Immigrants arrived to the United States in three particular groups.