It has seeped into most every community imaginable; in fact it is so widespread that most people do not know that they are being antisemitic. From American liberals to the LGBT community, antisemitism is everywhere. This subject is even more prevalent after the 60% increase of Antisemitic incidents from 2016 to 2017. According to CNN Wire, in 2017 there were “163 bomb threats towards Jewish community centers, 1,015 cases of harassment, 952 of vandalism, and 19 cases of assault”(para 11). Many of the vandals proclaimed the Holocaust never happened, destroyed Jewish gravesites, and spat slurs at Jews.
Whether it’s race, religion, gender, etc., many people encounter bigotry in different ways. Islam is one of the religions that is discriminated against the most because of the stereotypes people have brought upon it. Muslims have experienced hate crimes, the travel ban, and intense security at the airport from the assumption that all Muslims are terrorists. There have been many recent reports of people discriminating against Muslims (violently or not), proving that it’s still happening in society today. The film Remember the Titans deals with the idea of discrimination, specifically racism, in America very well.
The morning of Tuesday September 11, 2011 is one of the biggest tradgies of all time. On this specific day four airlines were hijacked by an Islamic group that goes by the name al-Qaeda. The attacks took the lives of 2,996 innocent people, injured nearly 6,000 people, and caused at least $10 billion in infracture and property damage. These attacks, also known as the 9/11 attacks, will forever be remebered as one of the most horrific days for so many people around this world. Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control.
Rhetorical Analysis of ISIS Is Weak In the now viral video that came out three days after the Paris attacks which resulted in 130 murders and over 300 injuries, reporter Waleed Aly states, “ISIL is weak” this statement something most people have difficulty to accept due to recent events that have put most of the world, mainly the west in a state of fear. Aly continues to build his argument pointing out that even though ISIL claims responsibility for the attacks, its should be known this is a reoccurring tactic for them, they take credit for any attack done on western soil to appear bigger, tougher, and stronger than what they really are, they did the same when there were attacks in Canada, New York, and Australia. The reporter goes on to say that ISIL did not control their attackers, because according to their magazine, “it is important that the killing becomes attributed to patrons of the Islamic state who have obeyed its leadership. This can be easily done with anonymity.
“Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.” This quote written by Noam Chomsky states clearly how the world concerns about the ISIS terrorism. Look at what ISIS is doing recently and what has been done by these terrorists. Their terrorist attacks damaged cultures, killed millions of innocent life, and nearly destroyed the humanity among humans. Only a heartless person would deny these facts.
The violent culture of Guatemala has left the omnipresent violence and societal issues unquestioned by many. Within the past decade, violence has become an alternate form of justice used to create social control. These acts are the result of a lack of faith in the justice system and government institutions, which have elements similar of those during the Civil War. The methods used combine traditional authority with Civil War-based methods of repression. Between 2000 and 2006, the number of homicides doubled, multiplying from 2,904 to 5,885, and increasing during the years in between.
Violent America – assignment A “Thirty years from now I don’t think it [the NFL] will be in existence”. It comes to no one’s surprise that the contact sport American football is very violent. We have all seen the massive amount of protective gear the players wear, and in spite of this, an estimated 1,2 million football-related injuries occur every year. Many of these are of course common injuries seen in other, less violent sports, but still 5% of those 1,2 million injuries are concussions, which can affect brain function on a long term basis. However, is this major problem acknowledged in media, is there any chance in change, and what would ultimately end of the NFL?
This attack exposed the vulnerability of the United States as a nation. The 9/11 attacks changed the country forever; some lost family members, friends, and those who survived are forever hunted by the events of September 11, 2001. The entire country was in pandemonium including my family. I remember the day like it was yesterday. For me it was no different from every other Wednesday.
The idea of immigrants being seen as violent people can be traced back to one of the most well known events of the 21st century, the attacks on the Twin Towers, “With many of the 19 hijackers in the terrorist bombings of September 11, 2001, being illegal aliens, the debate over illegal immigration was renewed”(Powell 1). This misconception is just the tipping point with many event of gang violence fueling this issue. According to a survey of one hundred high school students, fifty seven percent of students believe that Immigration is harmful to American economy and culture. While this may be staggering, it may be due in part to the overall problem in America. According to a specialist, Ronald Ludwig, “People think that immigrants coming into this country are taking blue collar jobs, but as we have seen in Kansas, immigrants are also coming in and taking white collar jobs” It is due to this confusion that many believe that many believe that immigrants are keeping jobs are raising unemployment by removing the job openings from the unemployed
When a country faces a massacre, everyone is affected directly and indirectly, whether they know it or not. One massacre that changed almost every person in the U.S. was 9/11. After 9/11, Muslims all around the country were treated poorly even by fellow citizens. I was a victim of this widespread ethnic abuse during my middle school years. Although 9/11 happened years before I was even in middle school, the aftermath was still lingering around me.