A phobia, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is an extremely strong dislike or fear of someone or something. Since the history of 9/11 terrorist attacks in the USA., a specific phobia has gripped in the Western population, which is Islamophobia. Many Americans grew up with the negative idea about Arabic speakers. However, Wajahat Ali’s “Inshallah is Good for Everyone,” published on April 22, 2016, in The New York Times shows a different perspective. Ali is a Pakistani American writer who was born in a Muslim family.
She argues: Arab Americans and Muslims maintained a low profile during the days following the bombing. Many in the Arab American community feared that, if indeed, Arabs were responsible, there would be an onslaught of hate crimes directed at innocent Muslims and Arab Americans throughout the nation.” (31) This is significant because by reacting the way that the American media
She makes multiple allusions, including the 80's in Beirut and Lebanon with Reagan, mentioning the 280 murdered, as well as the attacks on the Benzine and Kenya embassies while her husband was in office, as well as bringing up 9/11. Hillary likely used these examples for two reasons, one of which is the strong emotions they inspire in the American people. Secondly she likely brings it up to disprove that the war she voted for caused more terrorism. Though it may be false, the knowledge that terrorism previously existed in the U.S. is enough to for some to disarm the attack on
“Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.” This quote written by Noam Chomsky states clearly how the world concerns about the ISIS terrorism. Look at what ISIS is doing recently and what has been done by these terrorists. Their terrorist attacks damaged cultures, killed millions of innocent life, and nearly destroyed the humanity among humans. Only a heartless person would deny these facts.
Rhetorical Analysis The fear that was created from 9/11 was no doubt over whelming. Charles Krauthammer argues in this article that we as Americans created this fear ourselves. He goes onto add in this article that was published in the Washington Post on September 8, 2011 that we as Americans overreacted to 9/11. Throughout his article he presents a lot of research and then analyses what he finds. In the article Krauthammer is trying to convince Americans, the reader that we freaked out to 9/11.
In a research conducted by L. John Martin (1985), results showed that "terrorism" was used by the media in describing horrific incidents caused by Arabs. Yet, when representing similar events by individuals who are not Arabs, the media was careful to appear equitable and unbiased. Oklahoma City bombing is a perfect example to further support this claim, “the blast was set off by anti-government militant Timothy McVeigh”, the media were careful not to call him a terrorist and put the blame on one man rather than blaming an entire religion for his actions. The media lead Americans to blame 911 on Muslims although our religion clearly opposes terrorism. “Those who go to extremes are doomed”.
Many say that there was an alternate path that could have been taken to avoid the war, and they are correct, there were multiple ways to avoid both World War ll and the Holocaust, but humanity and society were blinded by fear and bloodthirst, they really are not to blame, it was the most brutal events in human history(Vail 9). The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in
You are all one of the reasons that America is exceptional. You’re one of the reasons why, even after two centuries, America is always young, always looking to the future, always confident that our greatest days are still to come”. (Title or page number of the book) In addition, many immigrants do not only come to the United States just to live; they come to have a better future to become a better person and to give a better life to their
Racism is a problem that has not been addressed as properly as it can or should be. Racism laws have protected many U.S citizens and continue to today but many incidents of racism go by unnoticed. Racism laws should be more strictly enforced because incidences of racism are on the rise, the first amendment of the constitution protects freedom of speech and religion, and it would prevent innocent people from being suspected of crimes based on their religion/race. Racism laws should be more strictly enforced because incidences of racism are on the rise. An example, of my first reason that racism has gone way too far is when Republican Candidate Donald Trump requested that all muslim immigration/travel to the U.S be banned “temporarily”(see link)Donald Trump: Ban all Muslim travel to U.S..Obvisously, Banning all Muslim travel and immigration to the U.S is a guarantee of weakening the economy.
The people who practice Islam have experienced hate crimes, the travel ban, and intense security at airports because of stereotypes that have become associated with the religion. It is common today for people to assume that all Muslims are terrorists because of the recent terrorist attacks. This is not the only way people in America make assumptions based off stereotypes. The film Remember the Titans clearly shows discrimination between race in America in the 1970s.
I am writing to you today on the behalf of my 8th grade literacy class, because I would like to tell you want my views are on refugees from middle east countries. I personally feel that we should let these refugees into the United States of America. This is because they are innocent people caught in the middle of a civil war. However, people are still making untrue claims and assumptions against these people just because they were born in the middle east. Some statement you might hear is that since these people are Muslim they are terrorist, but in their religion, Islam they practice peace and helping others.
A scapegoat is when we blame something on a person or a group of people for being an easy target like the Jews. A group that we scapegoat a lot today are Muslims. Not all muslims are bad but when a terrorist attack happens, we immediately tend to assume that it was a muslim. While this is wrong, it is a common stereotype and the muslims have been taking unnecessary Balme by a small sample of people who are extremists.
Their devotion towards our military is priceless. We need the immigrants to improve our country. Immigrants are frequently more diligent, increase the amount of businesses available, and have added a significant number of people to the military in America. Several of the immigrants who travel to America have more intelligence than Americans. The US naturalization test showed that more Immigrants passed the test
Another change is the view on certain racial groups, especially people of Islamic descent. “Anti-Islamic violence in America jumped after the attacks. According to the FBI, 28 hate crimes committed in 2000 were found to be anti-Islamic”(Villemez). The outlook on the entire race is very bleak in comparison to what it was previous to 9/11. The measures taken by the government to try to improve national security will only continue to rise as more and more threats
The thought of an attack from a terrorist group using a Radiation Dispersal Device, RDD, is frightening, not just to the American people. An attack would cause uncertainty and absolute fear. According to the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, CSTS, acute psychological and behavioral responses will be as important as radiation treatment, following an attack (CSTS). Terrorist attacks do not just cause physical injuries, but mental and psychological damage as well. The Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995, killed 168 people including 19 children (Pfefferbaum, 1996).