Davidsson explains that the assumption that conspiracy theories are a paranoia style made media critical of presenting such theories. Hence, the media’s report obtained from the government blinded the public into believing Al-Qaeda, a radical Islamic terrorist, was responsible for the attack. Davidsson gave numerous examples to show the US government’s constant obsession with secrecy regarding what had happened on 9/11. Davidsson makes it clear to readers that the US government has not provided any legitimate evidence that shows the nineteen hijackers relationship with Al-Qaeda. The evidence given by Davidsson is not sufficient to make readers believe that 9/11 was an inside job.
As a result, the media that cover these events dictate what and how they are shared. However, it only helps to feed our sense of fear towards terrorism as well as fuel the Muslim stereotype. In fact, according to a study on deconstructing the terrorism- news media relationship, “terrorists use media as a tool to gain increased coverage and communicate their message,” but sometimes the news does it for them (Ross). For example, in the UCLA shooting, where two men were killed in a murder-suicide, the news’ portrayal of the situation led many to believe that there were multiple attackers instead of just the one. While this may not directly convey terrorists’ message, it helps to spread unnecessary fear of terrorism in our communities.
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. The president-elect Donald Trump has expressed his belief on Muslims by calling for a ban on all Muslims entertaining the US.
Hate crimes have become a serious issue, and continuing to leave them unreported can and will tear America apart. Before it is possible to find a solution to the problem, it is necessary to get to know the problem better. By definition, a hate crime is a crime motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence. According to FBI data, 60% of hate crimes are motivated by racial bias, which are composed of mostly anti-black crimes, followed by anti-white crimes, then anti-hispanic crimes. 20% of hate crimes were against religious groups, with anti-semitic crimes being most common, with crimes against Muslims following close behind.
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.
Discrimination and are problematic parts of our culture tangled within the American history. For the majority of U.S. citizens these parts of our culture die out after the civil rights movement, but for the ethnic minorities this is far from the truth. These ugly aspects of our culture that once thrived in the shadows praying poor and minorities, has recently had light shed on it with event of the few years. The racial tension being made worst with statements being made by republican presidential front Donald Trump, saying we should ban Muslims from the country. These open discriminatory statements can have devastating effect the Muslim communities and our country as a whole.
Aftermaths of 9/11 ,2005 London Bombings and the emergence of Isis in Iraq, gives birth to a question that Being a Muslim is fortunate or unfortunate in the Western world. As Islam is unfortunately the most misinterpreted, distorted and wrongly portrayed religion in the world presently ,and the sufferers are the ordinary Muslims in their day to day lives. If we see the latest world view for example ,like the destruction of Twin towers in America,2005 London Bombings in England ,The conflict of Israel and Palestine and the ongoing beheadings which are being continuously done by the ISIS in Iraq, are affecting the Muslim diaspora in the western world and therefore it is an obnoxious fact ,that some Muslims who are kind of black sheep’s of the community ,are the cause of disturbing peace
Much of the research about Arab Americans has shown the stereotyped image of Arabs in the American and Western media. Shaheen (1983) showed how the American media uses ugly and negative stereotypes of Arabs.Through “editorial cartoons, television shows, comic strips, newspapers and even in novelty merchandise” (p. 328), Arabs were virtually dehumanized and depicted as the “bad guys.” targeted and given the stereotypical image of Arabs in American media. Researchers did a content analysis of news articles published in Newsweek and Time magazines between January 1990 and December 1993. Their analysis showed that a majority of the time Arabs were portrayed as lacking democracy, unity, and modern ethics. However, they found some coverage to reflect
Giving detailed examples and unique points is something that I consider a strength of mine. In my paper “Reel Bad Arabs Reflection,” I wrote a paragraph describing how these horrible stereotypes derive from the news. I mentioned how the media had immediately assumed it was Muslim or Middle Eastern terrorists who had been the cause of the bombing in Oklahoma City; even though they couldn’t have been farther away from the truth. Additionally, I mentioned how Palestinians are often depicted as terrorists. To make my point clear, I stated, “If the United States had supported Palestine instead of Israel, you would never find the stereotypes in our films.” Furthermore, the organization of my papers is another one of my strengths.
Media coverage during both of these events often painted the problem as one caused by refugees or poor security checks. “Press coverage of asylum and migration is often linked to public discourses about security, terrorism and global threats in a changing world.” It is not refugees that scare away Americans from allowing them into the country, but the fear of ISIS infiltrating the