This perception of Islam is enlarging globally more and more because of some reasons such as terrorist attacks in non-Muslim countries, effect of media on the people, misunderstanding of Islam, and lack of the true representative Muslims in non-Muslim countries. First of all, existence of some terrorist groups which call their selves ‘Muslim’ is can be seen as the most remarkable reason for islamophobia. To illustrate, ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) organizes suicide bomb attacks in many countries and they claim that they justify this attacks with Islam and different interpreting of Quran. These attacks pose a threat for the innocent people all around the world and cause a massive fear from Muslims among non-Muslim people. What’s more, due to ISIS’s belief that it represents the Islam, people generalize all Muslims as terrorists.
The advent of suicide bombing as a strategy for prosecuting terrorism by members of the sect has since signaled a new dimension to the national security challenge in Nigeria. To say the least, the rising incidence and prevalence of terrorist attacks in Nigeria have exposed the country to serious levels of humanitarian and territorial vulnerabilities. In the face of this situation, the sustenance of Nigeria national security is at best problematic. Also the risen war against farmers by people suspected to be Fulani herdsmen is describe by many scholars like Jibo (2014), Okoli and Iortyer (2014), Okeh (2013) and Nchi (2013) as Boko Haram disguising themselves as herdsmen and launching violence attacks on the innocents farmers in other to take over their land for grazing purpose. To Dambazau (2016) Boko Haram insurgents are using the pastoralist/Sedentary farmer conflict as a cover to terrorize Nigerians.
A majority of what we hear about Islam is exactly what Pipes’ talks about in his essay “The Danger Within: Militant Islam in America.” The overall claim that Pipes makes is that the United States’ government is at risk of being overthrown by militant Islamic rule. Every word in that sentence is capable of striking fear into anyone and can make a reader assume that because the word “Islamic” is in it, it automatically means every Muslim. This is true when it comes to readers who are completely uninformed about this topic. Aside from that, when talking about Islam in media, most often, it is associated with extremism. Generally, media tends to use “two or three examples to justify a generalization” about the inequality or violence in Islamic beliefs (“Reza Aslan…”).
Islamophobia is a hatred and fear toward Islam and Muslims that results in discrimination creating a distorted understanding of Islam and Muslims. In the western countries such as the United States, France and the United Kingdom Islamophobia is one of the contemporary manifestations of the problem of prejudice and racism that has afflicted the nation since its earliest days. Muslims have been involved in historical American movements combatting prejudice, but only after the 9/11 terror attacks have they become a primary focus for purveyors of hate. Acts of terrorism, such as the September 11 attack (2001), Paris, the Charlie Hebdo attack in January of 2015, and a Mosque bombing in Yemen that killed 130 in March of 2015, have caused such fear
This study attempt to provide complete understanding of the contemporary terrorism by utilizing theoretical perspective specially tells us about the political realities and identical actions and realities of the society which are constructed by human beings they are not inherently exist in society. This essay will analyze how in post 9/11 public discourse. “Terrorism” is constructed. We use language to structure our world. Language not only determines how we see the world, but also what kinds of actions are possible.
Islamophobia is also due to the misinformation about Muslims to the Western public via the images on many forms of media and Muslims are often labelled as terrorists and this has become a usual image to public that Muslims are terrorists. Another factor that is often to be overlooked as contributor to the rise of Islamophobia is the length of news slot that is dedicated in covering radicalisation and trrorism. Islamophobia is always discussed in the setting of the debate of how Muslims and Islams are presented in the
Violence Begets Violence With terrorism being such a frequently used ubiquitous term, it is in utmost consequence to define the term accurately. How we understand the connotation of terrorism can determine how we choose to actively respond to it. Terrorism as defined by the CIA is “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents. Those who employ terrorism, regardless of their specific secular or religious objectives, strive to subvert the rule of law and effect change through violence and fear.”(CIA) Thus, terrorism is a tactic using violence to achieve a goal usually political or social. Violence is “is force used in a way that is morally wrong or that causes
Terrorism is in the extensive sense, the use of purposely indiscriminate violence as a means to generate terror, to attain a political, spiritual or conceptual aim. It is used in this regard mainly to refer to violence against peacetime aims or in war against non-fighting. It is mainly caused because of the hate towards certain group of people. They are National terrorism and International terrorism. National terrorism involves attacking their own people and opposing their government for certain reasons.
Introduction Terrorism in all its manifestations has become one of the extraordinary challenges that humanity has entered in the XXI century. In today 's world, the problem of terrorism has a special place among the phenomena of social reality and a real threat to the foundations of political stability and international order. Under the terrorism in the modern political practice meant the use of non-state violence or threat of violence to cause panic in society, weaken or even overthrow the Government. Terrorism is a real threat to national security: kidnapping, hostage-taking, hijacking incidents, bomb explosions, acts of violence in the ethnic and religious conflicts, direct threats and their implementation, etc. Terrorism is one of the most
‘Indiscriminate’ terrorism can be anywhere against anyone e.g. any bomb blast in a building or market place. Bomb blasting, rumors, plane hijacking and suicidal attacks are some of the ways employed by terrorists. It is shocking to read that the Western Press raises a great hue and cry about terrorism and fundamentalism. Now days it is difficult to classify the movements such as Ku-Klux-Klan, Red Brigands, Irish Republican Army (IRA), Jamil Tigers, Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and some religious fundamental movements whether these are terrorists or freedom fighters however the fact is.