Islamophobia And Anti-Muslim Terrorism And Terrorism

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Nearly two decades later, the impact of the devastating September 11 attacks still lingers. All Americans, no matter what religion or color, endured the hardships following the event.. The attacks severely hindered moral in the United States, causing people to commit ignorant acts. With the discovery of the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks, there came a surge of Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hate crimes. The aftermath of the September 11th attacks has left a negative impact on the Muslim community, by leading into the rise of the demonization of Muslims, Islamophobia, and even more terrorism. In the age of digital media, news can travel across the world in the span of seconds.While news travels fast, the information itself can often be biased…show more content…
According to Erin Kearns, a researcher at the University of Alabama, “When the perpetrator is Muslim, you can expect that attack to receive about four and a half times more media coverage than if the perpetrator was not Muslim,” Kearns said (Boyle). Further on, Kearns…show more content…
Everything changed when the Taliban attacked. As America was in a state of shock and vulnerability, ignorance came easy, and thus began the burning of Islamic mosques and other heinous crimes against Muslims. This was due to the fact that the culprits of 9/11 were found to be radicalist Islamic terrorists. From the year 2000 to 2001, there was a huge spike in anti-Muslim hate crimes; about a 1,700%+ difference (Willingham). Since these attacks, Islamophobia in America has skyrocketed, as even a decade and a half later, anti-Muslim hate crimes happen 5-6 times more often than before 2001. 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. This would be similar to accuse anyone Christian of being part of the KKK, totally irrational. This relates and supports the claim that the aftermath of 9/11 and discovery of the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks

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