There are a large number of people who believe that Islam is not compatible with Western culture. This belief is likely due to a combination of things. Radical Islamic terrorist groups are the first reason. Why would a religion of peace be able to produce groups that are capable of such heinous crimes against humanity? Another reason is that many Islamic countries practice Sharia Law which is not at all in line with western values as it oppresses women and homosexuals.
This is typically the result of the presence of extreme ideology. Ideology is used to depreciate the potential moral inhibitors and justify the resort to extreme actions, including suicide terrorism and indiscriminate high-casualty attacks. This ideology provides a framework to justify terrorism as a course of action. With the main goal of pushing forward their own ideology and wanting others to accept this ideology as well, terrorists coerce others by getting them to sympathize with them. Over time, people change the way they view themselves and the world they live in.
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.
Since 9-11, terrorism has more power than ever. Society is easily manipulated by a simple word that can start a war, divide a nation, and instill fear in an instant. Ann Coulter’s article, “Bush 7 Terrorists 0,” and Paul Krugman’s article, “Fearing Fear Itself,” both use use the loaded word, terrorism, in opposite ways: one to promote war by instilling fear and one to avoid war by downplaying the fear terrorism evokes. Ann Coulter, a conservative columnist, uses fear and dangers of terrorism to gain support for Bush’s involvement in the Iraq War in order to protect America from future attacks. Coulter initially instills fear of terrorism when continually using phrases like, “threat of Islamic terrorism” (Coulter) and “another terrorist attack”
She states that the government has even tried to place censorships on technology and the media which has not worked. It actually causes more outbreaks and violence. Another example of fallacy she uses is FALLACY OF EXCLUSION. This is because she is referring to one group 's behavior and assuming that behavior is specific to that one group when it is yet common to many groups. She writes, "Diverse communities will never agree on which speech is inherently offensive" (Benesch 250) Though she says diverse groups, it can quite well mean she is trying to make her own opinion for a group of
Bush and his administration in reference to the United States of America post-9/11 policies. to place it more accurately, he argues that the Bush administration skillfully used the shock that affected the country once the fear attacks, so as to attain its own goals, as well as the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. The author stands on the bottom that the United States of America authorities used mass media as means that of pressure on the mass audience. Moreover, media served as suggests that of psychological pressure on Americans since they accelerated the worry that flooded minds and souls of American individuals. At a similar time, the author implies that American’ reasoning skills were much unfit due to the overwhelming power of mass media that bombarded the consciousness of American citizens with terrible news and even additional terrible forecasts regarding the longer term of the USA (Gore, 2007).
This slogan was created by the government in the book, and although it is obvious that these statements are invalid in our modern world, the citizens would not know this because they are being manipulated constantly by their own authority. The government makes all these slogans and rules and displays them through technology and in public so the entire population will notice its demands and be forced to follow all of them through fear. Although we believe this absurd, if people stop to think, it’s not much of a stretch from our modern world, as some countries use propaganda to try to communicate their ideas to their population. For example, in a recent North Korean video sent to its public, they attempt to depict that Americans eat snow and live birds while a large majority of the population is struggling to survive, (Stanley 1), and what is really unsettling
Even when their attempts for “change” are fruitless they resist disbanding to remain with their friends. There is proof that for some groups terrorism isn’t the last choice but the first. Some terror attacks are committed anonymously so how would that bring about any change. Unlike politicians who want to achieve change, terrorist refuse to compromise minimizing any possibility of archiving their goals. Finally, terrorist fight other terrorists, instead of acting like political entities they act more like rival
While not everyone shares this character trait, a majority of people do in fact fit in this category. People all over the world are making different organizations to target a specific group of minorities. Some of these organizations are still a huge threat to this day. For an example, an organization that targets any innocent civilian, ISIS, do not have any reason to cause harm. They have done many different terroristic acts; The attacks on Brussels, Pulse, Paris, Berlin, and many other attacks are just examples on how people can be cruel.
Department of homeland security and Domestic Terrorism One of the major reasons why defining domestic terrorism has proved difficult is because different agencies approach terrorism with their different interpretations (White, 2013). The difference between the various definitions of domestic terrorism lies within the various descriptions given about terrorists’ motivations. White (2013) classified domestic terrorism as either those that are politically motivated or others that attempt greater specificity. It is however difficult to establish and define the motivations of terrorists. It is therefore necessary do in-depth analysis on terrorists’ motivation because their purpose reflects the methods and targets the terrorists are most likely to select.
Nonetheless, targeting and unfairly treating a certain group of people because some of the suspected terrorists were coincidentally of the same ethnicity, race or religion is taking it to the extreme and is an indisputable act of discrimination. More investigation does need to be directed by experimenting the effectiveness of ethnic profiling on a large scale and recording the results of it because most studies conducted previously are outdated. In such studies, the actions and behaviors of people need to be monitored closely instead of the profiling method. To help solve the terrorist issue, security measures need to be
As stated above, the War on Terror started after September 11. Louise A. Cainkar heavily discusses this topic in her book Homeland Insecurity, stating that, “It as not domestic positions of Muslim Americans; rather it was American foreign policies in general and the Bush administration’s global ‘war on terror’ that drove American fears and provoked intergroup conflict” (267). Soon, America started to believe that terrorist were hiding in their communities, just waiting to attack again. This suspicion of Muslim Americans as terrorist provoked fear in American citizens. Muslims in the United States were symbolically attached to the notion that they were likely connected to the 9/11 attacks and other future acts of terrorism (such as hiding a terrorist).
If people would speak up more often we’d find a way to stop terrorists. Just like Ellie Wiesel said, silence can cause you way more trouble than you actually think. There’s also racism in this world today, Shootings, and killings. Terrorists today are trying to turn people from their religion to get people to be like
Researchers say that this is due to the fact that people have “feelings of political powerlessness.” They believe that the government is such a powerful force that it would leave the regular people defenseless if they were actually conspiring. Because of this, people tend to blame and create conspiracy theories to make the people who are most powerful seem like they are at fault. When applied to 9/11, we can see use this information to understand how someone would be able to come to wondering if the government were behind the attacks. This falls back under Jan-Willem van Prooijen’s research that was mentioned, who found that people who believe conspiracy theories are those who feel that they lack control in their lives. These two studies tie into each other because feeling powerless is a feeling that usually is a primary reaction to feeling a lack of control over the things happening in your
One of the subjects that the documentary focuses largely on is the idea that fear is being used as a tool to create consumption. Moore establishes that the fear being embedded into the audience 's brain by journalistic media is driving Americans into a consumption frenzy. Violent crimes are largely covered by media to instigate said fear, therefore making viewers feel unsafe, and creating a desire to be prepared in case of an emergency, for example, buying guns. According to Moore, this is one of the main factors that causes the high rates of gun violence in the United States, as it creates a desire to own guns, causes paranoia among the audience, and therefore generates an expectation that the firearms will be needed. "In essence, Moore suggests that the media creates an atmosphere of terror by constantly putting the American people on notice of various threats."