Having to face constant abuse of power from others can trigger a person mentally to drive them to a point where they feel like they need to take drastic immediate action to stop the violence and make a statement by creating new violence. A brief history of the development of the term terrorism was to describe, “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience.” (Cancelmo,1) In relation to the term terrorist, it was used to define acts of violence strictly only by Muslims. But once the government had made a public announcement stating that America had labeled the entire Muslim community terrorists. With word spreading around that Muslims Were associated with terrorism, immediate action was made, thus beginning a period of racial discrimination for the Muslim community. An example that shows a greater understanding of the theme is from the article, “Terrorism: A High Stakes Convenience Label” by Cara Cancelmo, who explains the negative effects of being labeled as a terrorist in society.
For example, the report cover the terrorist acts are being done by ISIS. (ISIS) “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria." Therefore, this gives people who do not know the truth a wrong image about Islam because all of Islam is being represented as a religion that is all about killing innocent people and terrorism. Also, the terrorist act of 9/11 was described in the news as an act by Islam. As a result, the report misleads the audience to think that all Muslims are terrorists, and people’s knowledge was all based on bias and misrepresentation images by network news.
In Western society today, one of the most misconstrued topics that is discussed in the news is terrorism. The Criminal Code of Canada defines terrorism as, “an act committed, in whole or in part, for a political, religious or ideological purpose, objective or cause with the intention of intimidating the public” (Government of Canada, 2015). Despite the clarity of this definition, the general North American population has misconceived the usage of this word, and instead, labels acts of terror as different – and often, less harsh – words. This error is especially prevalent in the United States, where political leaders now lead the country into believing that terrorism is exclusive to Islam. This ideology continues into Canada as more people question,
One recent example of racism based on religion is the attack that occurred against the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Insulting publications made by Charlie Hebdo are believed to be the motive behind the attack. This newspaper is known for publishing articles that mock Catholicism, Judaism and Islam to name a few. Although, freedom of speech protects the newspaper from publishing anything it wants. It comes to show that the publications by this newspaper are offensive to various religions that find such publications unpleasant.
Maybe that wasn’t clear.? A group representing “Al Qaeda”. Not the whole Muslim community, but rather an extreme subset in the religion., Muslims have become greatly stereotyped throughout the 21st century. Along with many other groups, many Americans generalize these specific group of people because of this western phenomenon, in the case that all Muslims are terrorist. According to Ms. Espiritu, an intercultural researcher, “Islamophobia has become the mainstream media discourse where images of Muslims as murderous
In the wake of 9/11, concerns about international terrorism permeated public political discourse in the UK, with the focus largely resting upon measures that could be taken to prevent similar attacks from occurring in Britain. The identity of the perpetrators of 9/11 as Muslims has had a significant negative impact on the British Muslims, who now are seen as a threat and have been identified as the key problem in the fight against terrorism home and abroad. For example, not long after 9/11, a former British Home Secretary, David Blunkett, accused impoverished and radicalized British Muslims of indulging of alleged segregation and of not speaking English at home. Certainly, the 9/11 attacks have had a significant influence on the implementation
Or do you believe propaganda as outlined in this manual is no longer practiced? 3. As I read this manual, I am struck with the similarities between the current political campaign and the rhetoric and propaganda that is used to frighten voters in particular, the rampant anti-Muslim sentiment. Do
Over time, people change the way they view themselves and the world they live in. Globalization exacerbates this situation by providing a platform for the ideologies to spread and influence more people. This borderless platform allows terrorists to reach their global goal by promoting their ideology to people all over the world. Victims that fall for this ideology when they feel that this way of thinking is more purposeful what they have now. By committing themselves to such a cause, they drive the radicalization process.
The amount of stories, comments and news articles I have come across based on Muslim discrimination, due to being Muslim, is very concerning. Since the September 11 World Trade Center attacks, media and society in America seem to perceive all Muslims as extremists and enemies. The majority of Muslims have been forced to live in fear of being judged or discriminated against because of their faith. This essay will explore the damage exerted on Muslims as a result of the September 11 attacks and how they have struggled to live in a society that appears to despise them. It will be discussed that Muslims in America face discrimination and danger through violence and vandalism due to their