Introduction The conflict between the white ruling class and minorities such as blacks is an ongoing issue in America. As a minority group, Muslims in America are experiencing similar issues as Blacks. Muslim Americans experience stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination which causes a big hatred towards Muslims. Islam religion and Muslims are misrepresented by politicians, by media and by other forms of press publication.
The Media and The Manufacture of Deviance 800 words, Assessment Weighting 30% Briefly define the concept of ‘moral panic’ Cohen argues the concept of moral panic is a person or group that becomes defined as a threat to society to a person’s social value and their interests. Moral panic is fear that comes from a group or issue that causes panic within society, but it’s believed this fear and reaction is exaggerated and this is felt and reacted to by the public forms of media such as newspapers, articles and live news etc; knife crime and islamophobia. “Implicit in the use of two words moral panic is the suggestion that the threat is to something held sacred by or fundamental to the society” (Thompson, Kenneth 1998) Cohens definition of moral panic is an over exaggerated reaction by groups
This advertising shows that our communication strategy has failed because we could not answer the questions of who is the audience that accept the values and who support jihadist violence. The authors have mentioned a few times about Sun Tzu?s strategy
It has been explored how news media abuse people with different skin colour or religion. For example how they portray black people and constantly associate them with terms like crime. This theory is supported by Diawara where he says, “This tends to leave a negative impression of the certain group in the audience’s mind and they are more likely to associate their future experiences based on their impression.” it is also evident by (couriermail.com) where states, “The new problem is social media – it’s easy for people to hide behind a mobile phone to make racial slurs,”. In other words, it is easy for people to use their mobile phone and by speaking be rude to people from different cultures .
It will take a long time for communities to start mixing in more… Tony Blair addressed Muslims in particular, telling them that they need to sort out the problem within. That was a huge stereotype of the Islamic community.” As Hammasa states, when Muslims feel alienated by western culture, they may turn to extremism. “I feel after everything that 's happened Muslims are being stereotyped negatively. The whole community has been labelled and, whether they are guilty of crime or not, they are getting penalised for it.”
The journalists at Charlie Hebdo had published multiple cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad. On January 7th 2015, in response to the cartoons, two men claiming to be members of Al Qaeda barged into the magazines office and opened fire, killing 11 people. To Brooks, public reaction to the attack was nothing but hypocritical. Those killed became martyrs for freedom of expression. But if a magazine had published a satirical cartoon of the same sort here in America, they might not have been killed for it, but instead they would not be looked upon in the same light as those who lost their lives in Paris.
The word “Muslim” carries with it quite a bit of baggage since the horrid day of the 9/11 attack, and even before it as well. Many people recoil at just the sight of a Muslim woman’s covered head. The first thought that comes to mind, for many people, when picturing a Muslim is a rural man wearing a turban and speaking a foreign language. This image has not only greatly bothered many American Muslims; it has massively affected their day-to-day lives. Adnan Syed, for example, was greatly discriminated against in a courtroom whilst fighting for his freedom.
The way of looking at Islam in Egypt is not the same as in Saudi Arabia or in Iran” (Patterson). Another common misconception among Americans is that they believe all Muslims come from terrorist ridden countries, such as Saudi Arabia and Iran. Contrary to this belief, 42% of American Muslims are native-born African Americans. In reality, less than 1 in 8 American Muslims are of Arab descent (Blank). For the 7,910,298 Muslims living in the United States, lack of understanding and poorly justified misconceptions has made life difficult (Kettani).
Islamophobia. A serious, distressing issue in our world. It is supposedly prejudiced against Islam or Muslims, but is it really? Every terrorist attack caused by any bearded man of colour is known as “Islamic terrorism” but if the attack is caused by a white man, he suddenly becomes “mentally unstable”.
According to the FBI, 28 hate crimes committed in 2000 were found to be anti-Islamic”(Villemez). The outlook on the entire race is very bleak in comparison to what it was previous to 9/11. The measures taken by the government to try to improve national security will only continue to rise as more and more threats
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.
CNN states that, “A Duke University study found more terrorism suspects and perpetrators were brought to the attention of law enforcement by members of the Muslim-American community than were discovered through U.S. government investigations. And a Pew survey found that roughly half of U.S. Muslims say their religious leaders aren 't speaking out enough against Islamic extremism” (Yan). Many Americans have the misconception that most Muslims are bad and want to harm those who don’t believe in what they believe in. These facts from the surveys and studies would ease Americans’ minds by showing that the Muslim faith is trying to speak out against these attacks. This would show the good that Muslims are doing and will continue to do in the
I believe that it is important how religion and culture is shown in the media, because people of all ages watch films and this embeds ideas into their minds about certain ethnic groups. Projector: IMAGES Iron Man, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Zero Dark Thirty and Argo Presenter: I chose these films because I believe that they strongly convey the message of Muslims being the enemy of the
The media plays an important role in influencing societies views and opinions about current news, issues and events that the world face. Within the emergence of new technology like the internet and cell phones, it has such current events and current news to be easily accessible to a global audience and to be consumed in real time. The Paris Terrorist Attack is a great example for the statement above because as soon as it happened, the attack instantly went viral all over social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Blogs etc. This essay aims to explain the growth of social media and specifically look at the impact it has on religion. It will discuss whether journalists should be religiously and culturally trained in order to report fairly