Essay On Terroism In America

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Terroism in America

According to Merriam Webster, a Terroist is a person who uses terrorism in the pursuit of political aims, and a Muslim is a follower of the religion Islam. Terroism raises many questions, however the real question is what and who do you, as an American consider a terroist? Someone who wears a hijab? Someone who looks Middle-Eastern like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston marathon bomber? Or someone who has a name called Mohammed? The American people have got these two definitions intertwined over the recent years. It may also be difficult for the American people to realize, but these are all assumptions based on appearance and religion—the American people have made many infamous mistakes in the past targeting groups because
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Conservative bigots, extremist, and the American media, targets Muslims as terroist, but are not hesistant to manipulate Black, White, Asian, or Hispanic crime as acts of terrorism. Goal Auzeen Saedi, a contributor to the Millienial Media Blog, mentions that after the 9/11 attacks, “… the FBI [Federal Bureau of Investigation] reported a 1600% increase in hate crimes against [Muslims].” Needless to say, these crimes were not reported by the media as acts of terroism as well, but were only considered by the American public as hate crimes. Furthermore, during the 2012 mass movie theatre shooting in Aurora, Colorado, James Holmes, the White male who killed 12 innocent Americans while injuring 70, received news headlines categorizing Holmes and his actions from sources such as Fox News, and CNN as mass murder, gunman, psycho killer, happy boy, and his actions: massacre. Even though these descriptions are malicious, they do not provoke the same fear to Americans as descriptions such as terroism, terroist, and Muslim—all of these terms are terrifying to the American

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