A tragedy is an event that is horrific and often can be never be healed. However, with the presence of the correct type of leadership, a tragedy can progressively produce a better world for mankind. For example, the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. were horrific tragedies. After the attacks on September 11, 2001, world leaders, such as President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair, produced speeches that motivated people to prevail over tragedy and instead take the opportunity to make a greater and more prosperous future for the world. President Bush and Prime Minister Blair also had to use their speeches to turn the world from terrorism to a more positive course.
The president-elect Donald Trump has expressed his belief on Muslims by calling for a ban on all Muslims entertaining the US. The number of reports of racist and anti-religious incidents around the country since the election have spiked, showing how the words of public figures have a large hold on US communities. Since the election more than 700 reports of hate crimes
However, for many interviewed in this report, those opinions where "negative" (Driscoll 75). The bombings held great significance during this time period because it was the first time that American society was introduced to foreign terrorist operatives and their malicious acts of horror. Up until this incident, the largest terrorist attack suffered on U.S. soil was the Oklahoma City bombings carried out by homegrown terrorist Timothy McVeigh (Oklahoma City Bombing 20 Years Later). Now that the American public had witnessed an attack directed specifically at the U.S. government on foreign territory, attention was brought to the encroaching presence of America on the world stage, reminiscent of the USSR in Eastern Europe.
America alienates and demonizes Muslims and makes them feel like they do not belong and this makes it easier for terrorist groups, such as ISIS, to recruit by making individuals feel like America is the enemy and by giving them a sense of belonging. In this paper, I will argue that Islamophobia and anti-Muslim sentiment largely exist in American society through the media, politics, popular culture, and social media; and as it continues to grow, it affects Muslims in America and it damages American communities and
By capitalizing on the presence of Islamophobia, politicians have been able to renew and grow radical nationalism. The use of entrapment and unnecessary surveillance has created an environment where the Muslim-minority can be easily targeted and identified as a threat through damaging rhetoric. The rate of anti-Muslim crime over the past two decades has risen exponentially, leaving many to have to fend for themselves and fight injustice in a society where their mere presence is considered threatening. Rhetoric framing the privileged majority as somehow under attack has allowed politicians to enter wars and maintain damaging military presence while justifying the acts, stating that they are necessary for national security. It is clear that until political rhetoric completely shifts away from its pattern of marginalization and Muslim-focused hate, Islamophobia will remain a painful element of western society, leaving many to suffer the consequences of acts completely unrelated to
In the wake of the recent Paris attacks the argument of allowing refugees into the UK has been a greatly debated topic and has been argued incessantly in the media. A common argument that is given is that, allowing the refugees into the UK will bring terrorists attacks to the country, people believe that hidden amongst the refugees are terrorists and that bringing so many Muslims into the country will cause destruction to the nation. They believe Muslims are the root cause of terrorism and terrorist acts however there is evidence to show Islam’s stance on terrorism and show that allowing refugees into the country should be a moral obligation as It is inhumane of the people of this country to neglect men, women and children who are fleeing severe war and persecution in
People start to place stock in this "truth" especially when it 's reinforced by the law, guideline, the military and especially in the media trusted by society. The Bush organization is blameworthy of executing purposeful publicity. After September 11, 2001 individuals were worried about the possibility that that they would turn into the following casualties of terrorism. Hedge sustained this trepidation by making subjects feel that the terrorists debilitated American, as well as world peace. The Bush organization pushed for making the safeguard the most obvious
In the United States, after the incident of 9/11, Islamic followers were perceived in a different light. Security drastically increased along borders and airports and islamic followers themselves were persecuted and had to immigrate due to their beliefs and the actions of others. With the security increase, more and more Islamists are being detained and persecuted for their beliefs and culture. This would in turn cause Islamic followers to feel like a minority. Since the the Unites States has a larger population of Christians, Islamic views were shot down and a small divide opened up between the two religions.
For example in war society accepts killing for self-defense. Nations tend to get involved when there is an oppressing government in other countries. There involvement allows humanity to sin against, “authorities who tried to muzzle new thoughts and to the authority of long-established opinions which declared a change to be nonsense” (Fromm, Erich). Fromm believes that the definition of sin has changed in society when it is meant to a certain extent have a beneficial outcome. Osama bin Laden was one of the United States most wanted for the attacks on September 11.
The Syrian refugee crisis, a product of the civil war in Syria, has dominated headlines in the news recently. Even though there is support to have these migrants resettled, there is a major pushback against refugees going into Europe and the United States. This debate will get more heated with this being one of the main issues in the presidential campaign, with the opposition growing in numbers due to the recent terrorists attack However, the opposition 's arguments against Syrian Refugees can be boiled down to fear and ignorance. If our country listens to the fear spreading around the world today, then the people who will suffer will be the Syrian Refugees. Elizabeth Warren, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, argues, “We face a choice, a choice to lead the world by example, or to turn our backs to the threats and suffering around us” , which clearly exposes the fact that if we succumb to fear, not only we will turn our back on the refugees, but so will many other countries (Warren Video).
The attacks on September 11th have had a profound impact on the nation and the world. There was short term and long term effects. After September 11th, the United States was filled with new found racism. Also, citizens became more worried and many people experience loss. First of all, the United States was filled with new found racism after September 11th.
Americans who have been in this country for decades are being persecuted from the actions of right winged extremist terrorist groups. 54% of Republicans, 27% of Democrats, and 40% of Independents in the U.S feel unfavorably toward Islam practicing citizens (US Senate). Children of these Americans are being bullied and harassed. In a poll taken by Pew Research Center there is an increase of domestic hate groups. To date, there have been over 800 or more incidents of vandalism, arson, violence, and threats toward Muslim Americans (US Senate).
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
After 9/11 there were many instances in which Muslims were targeted. “Following September 11, 2001, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported a 1,700 percent increase of hate crimes against Muslim Americans between 2000 to 2001 (Anderson, 2002). ” If the percent had raised by one thousand and seven hundred, it surely says something about what the people of
In Behind the Backlash: Muslims Americans After 9/11, Lori Peek explains the post 9/11 backlash against Muslim communities in the United States. She did so by interviewing Muslim American men and women after the terrorist attacks over a time frame of two years, most of the sample being from New York and a small sample from Colorado. She found that individuals felt prejudice and discrimination before 2001 and ignorant stereotypes about Islam. However, they expressed that after 9/11 they felt more isolated, excluded, and fearful of hate crimes by their neighbors and experiences various forms of harassment. Expanding on what Peek found, in Humane Migration, Christine G.T Ho and James Loucky state, “In the aftermath of 9/11, a brutal attack was