Viewing Islamophobia from a general view, one cannot fully understand why it exists. Applying different disciplines such as political science and sociology helps someone dissect the problem. The problem of solving Islamophobia is to first understand where it comes from. The reader should now understand that foreign policy, religion, and racism are the driving factors for Islamophobia. People are usually afraid of what they are unfamiliar with.
This is a human rights violation as everyone has the promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination. The reason for Xenophobia is citizens are quick to assert, nationalistically, that the "aliens" have come to take over their country, their resources, their jobs, and their culture. Labour law, hopelessly inappropriate for a largely unskilled workforce, has contributed to keep many mainly black South Africans out of jobs. Immigrants were able to secure employment as these labour strategies did not apply to them and were in many cases able to make a living making the citizens of south Africa unhappy as they thought that immigrants were stealing the jobs making them violent. There are a variety of ways in which human rights violation are being affected by Xenophobia.
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.
The history of Jewish persecution began as early as biblical times. However, Jewish persecution is far different from what it once was. In biblical times, the Jews faced geographical and attitude-driven hate, but modern anti-semitism started in the years preceding World War II. Today, Jewish persecution has become much more globalized, as anti-semitism has evolved into hatred based on prejudices, conspiracy theories, geological differences, and countless more reasonings. In Poland, for example “both government and citizens are denying their involvement as a country in the holocaust.” (Gladstone, "Poland's Holocaust Denial and Anti-Semitism Run Far Deeper Than Just Its Latest Controversial Law."
Is multiculturalism a barrier to inclusion, creating isolation between cultural groups? Hypothesis: If there are major demographic changes within Canada then hate and intolerance within society will increase because people are afraid of changes and feel threatened by the unknown. Hate, prejudice, and discrimination are all psychological phenomenon that originate from fear and ignorance. Therefore, hate and intolerance increase because people develop xenophobia and become prejudiced out of fear or suspicion thus, leading to the development of ethnocentric society, where some ethnic groups are regarded as inferior or are
This feeling of ownership and belonging has never been felt by native Hawaiians in their own country, since they had their land invaded a very long time ago. Xenophobia is known to have psychological reasons behind it, which are, the fear of having their belonging taken away and this fear of loosing their identity and nation. An ancestral memory has been passed on from generation to generation, that passing on the stories on the Hawaiian history and especially the invasion and imposing of
We are brothers and sisters and whatever a group from our society does affects everyone. Islamophobia is a growing threat against all Muslims. Understanding why it is still prevalent and what has caused this fear is imperative in putting an end to it. Most of the negative sentiment towards Muslims stems from the vast media coverage on the violence and terror attacks instigated by Muslim jihadists in the name of Islam . The growing hatred towards Muslims had manifested itself socially and politically.
This combined makes people think, why does everyone seem to target Catholicism and why are they allowed to get away with it. Especially in this time where everything has to be “politically correct”. The Anti-Catholic prejudice started in Europe with the Protestant Reformation,continued
Since these attacks, Islamophobia in America has skyrocketed, as even a decade and a half later, anti-Muslim hate crimes happen 5-6 times more often than before 2001. This causes many Muslims thats live in America to fear for their own safety. There are many instances of attacks on Islamic mosques and cases of women getting the hijab pulled off. Many Americans believe in the notion and stereotype that many or all Muslims are more prone to be terrorist, because they believe the Quran, the holy book of Islam, condones it. This certainly not true at all, as Islam is a very peaceful and forgiving religion, as it promotes peace and happiness to its followers.