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. Many Americans have a “guilty by association” mindset placed on Muslims and radical Islamic terrorists.
Hate crimes against religion are the third worst among hate crimes studied or reported. Hate crimes motivated by religious bias accounted for 1,031 incidents and 1,1603 offenses, involving 1,223 victims and 682 known offenders. The religions with the most animosity towards them are Jewish and Muslims religions. Jewish are consistently targeted for their faith more often than members of any other religious group, and that anti-Semitic crimes accounted for roughly 60% of religious hate crimes per year. Muslims are the second-most frequently targeted at 13%.
The statistics for various categories of hate crimes are totally different, for instance race is at its most high in the US with 57.1 of the cases were motivated by race. According to the National Population Demographics blacks are 28 times more likely to be victims of hate crimes than whites. Improvements in hate crime laws and punishments are necessary in order for these statics to decrease. Many people have different thoughts about hate crime statutes, most are for them and unlike the others they are against them. Today, hate crime laws are getting more enhanced day by day from all of the hate crimes that 's occurring.
Throughout history, disputes and tensions between law enforcement officials and communities of minorities have endured hostility and violence between each other. Racial profiling has become a “hot topic” for researchers as well as for politicians and by now it is likely that most citizens are at least aware of the common accusations of racial bias pitted against law enforcement (Cochran & Warren, 2013). Communities of color are being discriminated against and racially profiled by white police officers for any suspicion of criminal activities. It has been widely assumed by policy makers and citizens alike that allegations of racial profiling are mostly associated with the policing practices of white officers and their treatment of racial and ethnic minorities (Cochran & Warren, 2013). Also, individuals of minority descent will certainly recognize that they are being racially profiled during a stop that is being conducted by a white police officer.
For instance, Muslim and Islam are two of the most controversial ethnicity and religious, and the most representation about them are negative. A common misconception is that Muslims hate other religious. Through different media, people can see the distinct point of views toward representation of news. This essay will focus on the race representation of Muslim and Islam
Our world today has shaped and formed the human race into what it is now. There has been much controversy about whether or not our society is a utopian or dystopian society. After further research, the recent increase of hate groups, demand illicit drugs and all types of violence has led many to believe that the United States is leaning towards a dystopian society. In 2011, there were over 1,000 hate groups operating all over the world. However that number had dropped to 747 just three years later, it has recently increased since then.
Anti-Muslim hate crimes have been recently rising in the US. Hate crimes are destructive, and harmful to the victim. A hate crime is an offensive like murder, arson, or vandalism that is inflicted on the victim because of the victims race, color, religion, or natural origin. Attack numbers on Muslims like 5,479 in 2014, and 5,850 in 2015 are not right and continuing to increase.
Religious extremists’ doings generates fear and hostility among refugees which caused them to leave their homes. An example would be from the Christian-Muslim conflict in Central African Republic that occurred in last year. “Almost 5 million people were affected by the conflict that thousands have died from the merciless massacre between the Christian and Muslim war fighters. There were 440,000 refugees that fled their country and 190,000 have escaped to neighbouring countries such as Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic ,the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo in order to not be harmed by the armed conflict.” (Onyulo T., April 2012).
Anti-Semitism in France Antisemitism in France has been and still is a growing social injustice that has affected the lives of thousands of French Jews, including myself. Anti-semitism in France in the 21st century mostly comes from Muslim anti-semitism, and common stereotypes such as the idea that Jews have too much power. The number of anti-Semitic acts and terrorists attack against Jews has significantly grown in the past few years, even forcing huge amounts of people to flee the country. Although the Jewish community only represents one percent of the French population, they are the most violently targeted group in the country. This is a social injustice which has to be dealt with by the French government to keep their people safe, regardless
This creates a problem for many because they do not know what they will wake up to the next day. There has been approximately eight terrorist attacks since 9/11 (Jacobs). Many of those terrorist attacks have been in the U.S, meaning somehow the terrorist groups mainly from the Middle Eastern countries have gotten to the Americans (Irminia) “It is noticeable that in those instances most attackers are Americans who are trained by the group of terrorist controlling them” (Todd). It shows that since ISIL was created that terrorism has increased immensely worldwide. ISIL has “inspired more than 140 terrorist attacks in 29 countries other than Iraq and Syria” (Lister).
Americans who have been in this country for decades are being persecuted from the actions of right winged extremist terrorist groups. 54% of Republicans, 27% of Democrats, and 40% of Independents in the U.S feel unfavorably toward Islam practicing citizens (US Senate). Children of these Americans are being bullied and harassed. In a poll taken by Pew Research Center there is an increase of domestic hate groups. To date, there have been over 800 or more incidents of vandalism, arson, violence, and threats toward Muslim Americans (US Senate).
After 9/11 there were many instances in which Muslims were targeted. “Following September 11, 2001, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported a 1,700 percent increase of hate crimes against Muslim Americans between 2000 to 2001 (Anderson, 2002). ” If the percent had raised by one thousand and seven hundred, it surely says something about what the people of
Furthermore, LGBT individuals are more than twice as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to report in some way that they have suicidal ideations (Mereish p.1). There are several other intersectional factors such as income, education level, HIV status, and family acceptance that affect how likely a LGBT person is to commit or ideate suicide (Mereish
In my research paper my topic is about the brutality of police tactics, and how they plan on improving these to make their attempts at arresting less forceful. “Are we becoming a police state?” This question is asked by many Americans today, Why? Because there are so many deaths by police that many feel like they are superior to laws, and often times the criminal offences they cause are overlooked. The fact that it’s only few cops that do this, they all get the bad reputation.
While Trayvon’s death was a tragedy, it was also an example of violent racism in the United States. Racial discrimination affects the way Americans think about race violence and relations, and should be eradicated as soon as possible. Besides Trayvon Martin’s death, there have been several occurrences of race violence in America. One such event was the death of Michael Brown Jr. at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson.