In addition, the Department of State stated that these reported terrorist attacks were aimed at attaining an economic or religious goal. The Department of State conducted further research and found that the terrorist groups that committed the most attacks were the Taliban, Boko Haram, and Al-Qaeda/ ISIS. These terrorist groups were bred in impoverished parts of the world and accounted for approximately 16% of all terrorist attacks committed in 2012 (Department of State). Based on the evidence presented it is clear that economic deprivation and terrorism have a correlation. The third cause of terrorism is a result of globalization.
How does the media influence the perception of Muslim identity? The delineation of Muslims in the news. There is a present obsession in standard media and insightful talk identifying with Islam and the West. This present obsession is tinged with negative signifiers with the overall media's overwhelmingly negative portrayal of Islam and Muslims, depicting Muslims generally as awful, over the top, intolerant, or as fan and terrorists. These examples demonstrate the hugeness of the topic, which has significance for various countries in Asia and Africa where Muslims can be found.
But not only women, anybody who does not follow the Islamic laws or is of another faith gets one choice, die or convert to Islam. The familiar statement “Islam is a religion of peace” makes it seem as if the culture of Islam is meant to be naturally peaceful and
Nevertheless, whether terrorism has a religion or not is definitely not what I am here to write about. Discrimination in any shape or form should not be tolerated, it must be stopped. Islamophobia has severely increased discrimination in our world; likewise, biased views against not only Muslims but also non-Muslims are becoming a norm nowadays. You might ask how? Well, due to the unbelievable indoctrination of our people through social media and politics, anyone who looks like they are from the Middle East and has a beard, is a terrorist.
The book entitled “Islam the Misunderstood Religion” written by Muhammed Qutb is a book talks about how the world, mostly the non Muslim communities, see Islam from their perspectives. This book means to clarify those wrong perspectives. The book can be read both by Muslim and non Muslim. According to my understanding, this book is divided into two main topics; Islam and ideologies, and Islam and applications. Islam and ideologies parts talk about how people correlate Islam with feudalism, capitalism, idealism and communism.
INTRODUCTION Islam is a religion of mercy for all people, both Muslims and non-Muslims. It is a religion which lays emphasis on the Unity of God, prophethood and then on righteous living. Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world. On the other hand, migrations known as the hijra or migration which had a special place in the history of Muslims. Migration was established by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) when he twice ordered his companions to migrate to Abyssinia in order to preserve their faith when the unbelievers in Mecca began torturing them severely.
Islam is still deemed as a religion of war, violence and blood-spilling sacred Jihad. However, these assumed hostility and aggressiveness of Islam was deeply planted in the mind of extremists and the western people, whose opinions mostly are shaped by the media, by the 9/11 attacks and bombing. (Qaradawi, 2010) It is also safe to assumed that these acts of “Jihad”, are misunderstood and misinterpreted by extremists of both sides, are all derived from the Quranic verses, around 109 verses, which encourage Muslims to fight the infidels. Their mistake is de-contextualization. In de-contextualized, any language can lose its actual meaning and intention, and become misinterpretations.
The stereotype goes as far as not helping people, “Recognizing the threat that Islamophobia poses, psychologists are working to make sure Muslim Americans get the help they need. Unfortunately, Muslim Americans face several barriers to treatment, including stigma about mental health and mental health services in Muslim communities.”(Clay). The people of Muslim culture are being put through things that just flat out suck and what’s worse is that they can’t even get proper help because of the same reason they have problems with in the first
There’s something that made those Muslims look like terrorists. People should open their eyes and see that the people who hate Muslims are trying to create a bad reputation of them. After that, they are sending ‘Muslims’ to kill. But these fake Muslims are actually killing the real Muslims. People should just think.
During that time, Islamic art enfolded the secular and culturally rich Islamic society. Figurative paintings were thought to be none, as Muslims are well aware that representation of living things ultimately stems from the belief that the creation of living forms is unique to God. And that to replicate a human form in drawings or art is trying to usurp god’s role as creator of living things. That was just a common assumption. Islamic art in the past encompasses art and life, which includes living forms.