How is this? America alienates and demonizes Muslims and makes them feel like they do not belong and this makes it easier for terrorist groups, such as ISIS, to recruit by making individuals feel like America is the enemy and by giving them a sense of belonging. In this paper, I will argue that Islamophobia and anti-Muslim sentiment largely exist in American society through the media, politics, popular culture, and social media; and as it continues to grow, it affects Muslims in America and it damages American communities and
They have also noted that the words used to descript Muslims and Islam include ‘blood-letting’, ‘angry’, ‘threaten’, ‘trigger’ and ‘attack’. These words imply that people should be scared by Islamic groups. Islamic terrorists are fighting ‘holy war’ against Western culture and values. Akbarzadeh and Smith
The terrorist attack on the Twin Towers is an offense to every single North American. If discussed in class next to an Islamic student, both would feel ashamed, but it is still openly discussed. Islamic people would also feel offended when talking about terrorism, specifically about terrorist groups like ISIS. However, with today’s advance on technology and its various uses, this is a current trending topic. Of course, there are people who talk derogatively in favor of these inhumane wrong doings, but Mark Twain only creates consciousness.
Anti-Muslim hate crimes have been recently rising in the US. Hate crimes are destructive, and harmful to the victim. A hate crime is an offensive like murder, arson, or vandalism that is inflicted on the victim because of the victims race, color, religion, or natural origin. Attack numbers on Muslims like 5,479 in 2014, and 5,850 in 2015 are not right and continuing to increase. The president-elect Donald Trump has expressed his belief on Muslims by calling for a ban on all Muslims entertaining the US.
Is hatred and revenge ever justified? “Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” (Martin Luther King Jr.) Hatred and revenge proves nothing; hate leads to more hate and revenge leads to more revenge. Osama Bin Laden (founder of Al-Qaeda; a militant Sunni islamist group) justified the 9/11 attacks at New York which violated the USA’s security because 10 years previous during the Gulf War the U.S used Osama’s homeland of Saudi Arabia as a base which in turn violated the security of the Muslim world.
Persepolis proves that a stereotype of “fundamentalism, fanaticism, and terrorism” is dispelled by learning of the average citizen. Satrapi addresses this in Persepolis by using herself and multiple characters in the book. In America you grow up hearing that the middle eastern people are all terrorist, that statement becomes embedded into your brain. This book shows there is way more to the story that we don 't get on the news. The citizens’ stories need to be told too, because they are the ones dealing with oppression of their country.
War’s raged, people were murdered and traumatized. Hamas wants Israelis out of the picture as they try and restore the Muslim Brotherhood. Israelis are “a foreign cancer on sacred Muslim land”. Hamas isn't the only group known for its ferocious acts. Terrorist attacks worldwide have occurred as a way to gain political power.
Introduction Theorist Rogers Smith deemed racism an inherent tradition and key component of American political culture, denoting its prominence in both the social and legal systems since the country’s inception. In the United States, societal biases on race and immigration have come to greatly influence and provoke partison divisions and federal legislation. Tali Mandelberg identifies post-Emancipation attitudes as the source for past and current tension between the Democratic and Republican parties in seeking out support from white voters disgruntled by the racial shifts. This example serves as a prototype by which attitudes of voters and, as Vesla Weaver argues, conservative politicians create institutional racism evident in political campaigns
According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of Islamophobia is an irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against Islam or people who practice Islam, also known as Muslims. Islamophobia became a popular occurrence after the tragic terrorist event on September 11, 2001. Many sources, like news outlets or the common person, tend to put a bad image on Islam and its beliefs. On the other hand, there are people who try to shed light on the subject, and advocate towards the understanding of the religion. Examples of either type of those people are Daniel Pipes, Peter Bergen, and Reza Aslan.
Although the cause of the tragedy is not clear and its main actors, but the accusations by the neocons West (USA and Western Europe) focused on Islamic groups. That accusation was then led to hatred and excessive fear in Western societies to Islam and Islamic groups, who then called Islamophobia or Xenophobia. In the US, the expression of Islamophobia is not too thick. In fact, the tragedy of the WTC and the Pentagon in the US. The power of the neocons (Neoconservatism) or the ultra in the right side is also based in the United States (New York) but the attitude of the US society rather minimal Islamophobia found.