Muslims are often classed as terrorists and nonconformist, solely looking to cause collateral damage in core countries. They are often characterized with groups like ISIS, through many of them do not have a connection to the organization. Muslim citizens have become notorious after the 9/11 attacks, as they are discriminated by every racial group. America is where people could become successful, no matter their racial heritage. Muslims should be given the chance to become political leaders and social conformist.
Foreign infiltrators are poisoning the minds of our citizens brainwashing them to turn against their own country, “Yet today, as Anwar al-Awlaki, the American born cleric who became a leader in Al-Qaeda,” (Terrorism in America. Who are the Terrorists? Pt. 2) Subsequent to 9/11, there has been more bloodshed, shootings, and high speed bombings, piercing the flesh of victims. The rise of the belief to“exterminate all infidels” has been caused by warped videos and speeches that creep into your mind like parasites groveling into your brain.
Bin Laden hoped to spark the Clash of Civilizations but only thousands resonated his call. Because many Muslims believed it was “un-Islamic” to murder citizens, only a miniscule portion of Muslims paid heed to bin Laden’s message (92). Not only was Bin Laden’s goal undermined, governments of Muslims countries aided the United States in the fight against Al-Qaeda. Furthermore, bin Laden wanted the United States’ presence out of the Islamic world. However, due to the attacks, American soldiers occupied Afghanistan and Iraq.
Isis is a violent terrorist group who are determined to kill all Muslims that do not accept their brand of Islam. They are also killing whoever opposes their religion. They even kill there own if they do something wrong or disobey orders. Innocent children are also a part of Isis. They take away children from their families and train them to kill.
These terrorist come from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Nigeria. These are also the places refugees are coming from. The refugees may seem normal, looking for help, then the U.S can be gullible and fall for the terrorist tricks and next thing you know Americans can be dead due to an attack. Terrorism isn 't the only issue refugees can bring into the U.S.
It 's quite ironic that the people of the United States discriminate against people just because of where they came from, even though the people of America have committed a mass genocide which nearly killed off a total race. Immigrants were seen as a whole, and not individual people with different beliefs and morals. It is truly a sad and unhuman thing to do, and as Eric Kaemmerer stated, "With all the hate crimes, it seems that regular Americans inspire terror just as well #"Arab
As a result, the media that cover these events dictate what and how they are shared. However, it only helps to feed our sense of fear towards terrorism as well as fuel the Muslim stereotype. In fact, according to a study on deconstructing the terrorism- news media relationship, “terrorists use media as a tool to gain increased coverage and communicate their message,” but sometimes the news does it for them (Ross). For example, in the UCLA shooting, where two men were killed in a murder-suicide, the news’ portrayal of the situation led many to believe that there were multiple attackers instead of just the one. While this may not directly convey terrorists’ message, it helps to spread unnecessary fear of terrorism in our communities.
After 9/11, many people though the whole Muslim community was responsible because they did not know the difference between the terrorist groups and the peaceful groups. The Muslim religion revolves around peace, but the extremists believe that Allah is telling them to terrorize people and things. People would be rude to RJ, saying that just because he was Muslim he would basically go no where. “I grew up hearing that Muslims are terrorists. I didn’t see Muslims like me on TV or in the movies: the Muslims on the screen were evil” (Khalaf 10).
After the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and the more recent attack in Paris, Arab Muslims have faced racial prejudice and religious persecution. There are many non-Muslims who falsely accuse all Muslims of being terrorists and some take action against them. Last year, three Muslim UNC Chapel Hill students were killed in an apartment and a threat was sent to Virginia Tech, stating “I will be here 11/11/2015 to kill all Muslims.” Because of this antagonism against them, Muslims in America are becoming increasingly afraid for their wellbeing. Dean Obeidallah wrote the article, “Are All Terrorists Muslims? It’s Not Even Close” in response to this misconstrued view of Arab Muslims in America.
The foundation of America is religious freedom, we are one of the most diverse religious countries in the world with many different denominations. However, there still are many challenges that our society faces as it relates to religious tolerance and acceptance, mostly because of our fears and lack of understanding of other religious beliefs. The terrorist attack on September 11, have increase fear, prejudice and stereotypes for the entire religion of Islam. Some Muslims are using the Koran and the doctoring about the Jihad as the reason to promote hatred and commit murder against innocent people around the world, all in the name of Allah (GOD). They are using men, women and children to carry out these attacks, telling them that their sacrifice will ensure entry into heaven.