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
“9/11 changed America fundamentally, far more so than outsiders realized at the time. For Americans it genuinely was a new Pearl Harbour, an attack on the homeland that made them feel vulnerable for the first time in 60 years,” (Powell, 2003). The terrorist attacks of 9/11 affect America today because they instigated the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the “War on Terror,” and led to an increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes. “Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of George W. Bush,” (9/11, 2010). The most noticeable of these effects was the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.
Second of all, Stacey isn 't telling the truth. A simple Google search will show there are plenty of non-blacks who win BET and Image awards. This is the very reason why organizations catering to minorities like BET awards, NAACP, exist, at least to advance the causes of other minorities that are constantly overlooked by the mainstream media. Otherwise, if we did not have these awards shows, how would the talents of these black actors be recognized in mainstream America or institutions when awards show like the Oscars constantly refuse to acknowledge them.
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.”
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 author in this reading is pointing out many instances of American people being hypocritical when writing or speaking about Muslim people. Some of the main topics presented are of American’s thinking they saved Muslim women, attitudes about war, veiled women and sex scandals. The author talked about the poor living standards in Afghanistan with most of the homes not having access to clean water and how 36% of people are living below the poverty line (pg. 18). The author then goes on to explain that 1 out of 7 Afghan women are widows and are left with no help from the government and are forced to make a living through begging, prostitution, or suicide (pg. 19).
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
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
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.
It has stated that media has a stereotypical representation of Muslim as they are enemy and terrorist. Because of the wrong new covers about them, they are highly critical to the news media. Their attitudes have been changed towards the mass media. Both the positive and negative feedbacks are collected from the survey where there can be seen a maximum number of negative comments regarding the media expose of Muslims and Islam (Ewart et al., 2017). Though the history shows many positive contributions by Australian Muslims, nowadays many Muslims and Islam are misrepresented.
Dating back to the 1800 's, blacks in entertainment have been portrayed very negatively for decades in the media. Blackface was a form of theatrical makeup used by actors to represent a black person. Stereotypes imbued in the characters who practiced blackface also popularized black culture, although in a negative manner however. This practice was very popular in the 1800 's and early 1900 's, contributing to the proliferation of the stereotypes that black people are subhuman. By the mid 1900 's, attitudes about race and racism were changing, which effectively ended the prevalent use of blackface and other negative black stereotypes portrayed in the media.
Such stereotypes create hardship for Muslims. Muslims are labelled as terrorists and people see them as a threat to society leading to discrimination, fear, and even violence. This can generate great stress for families, religious leaders and even children. My research provides opportunity to learn how Muslims are feeling
My last interviewee was a Pakistani-Afghani Muslim woman, who doesn’t wear the hijab and has been discriminated against. In all my interviews I found that I was surprised with some of the people that haven’t been discriminated against. I’ve noticed anytime there is a movie, book, show, documentary that mentions Islam and its followers that the typically Muslim person looks middle-eastern or Arab. The cover of Muslim American Youth, proves my point because the teens on the cover page have the same features. The cover lacks to have any African, Asian Muslim people or any person that race defy the typically look that American perceive as Muslim.
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”.