Muslims are also to blame for bringing terrorism to America and have gained so much power that they put fear in the citizens of victimized countries (Moore 1). The measure that criminals go to commit hate crimes is just devastating and harsh. These kinds of violence cause harm and strike fear in people not only in London but also places hearing of these horrific events. Nobody wants to be harassed or attacked for something that certain individuals in their culture did, and be stereotyped as that one
So after McCarthy made these statements, it almost made like a ripple effect by having everyday people, being accused of people that “suspected” that they were communists as well. And as a result of everyday people being accused, they would be put on a blacklist. In today’s world, the person that has caused others to be accused is Osama Bin Laden. The people that play the role of the accuser, is the American government. And the people who are accused are Muslim Refugees from the middle east.
DVD. This documentary goes through a great deal of evidence that shows how Arabs are portrayed only in negative light. Typically, the only image of Arabs seen in different forms of media is one that includes rich men, terrorists, or oppressed women. Some of the examples in this documentary, like Evening in Byzantium and Iron Eagle, are pre 9/11 movies that also depicted Arabs as terrorists back then. I will use the documentary itself as well as the examples in it to support my claim that Arabs are only represented negatively.
There was a poll where 79% of people objected to Lieutenant Calley’s (a main perpetrator in the massacre) conviction (Source F). This does not, however, mean that they were in support of the crimes committed but rather that they felt his sentence was too harsh. A section of this group felt that the actions that were taken against Calley were unjust and that he should rather have been commended for killing so many “Commie Gooks” (Source F). This indicates that their pro-war stance was left unaffected by the massacre. It can even suggest that the incident spurred on the hatred felt by some of these American citizens.
Despite many people’s concerns that Malcolm X was dangerous, the assassination of Malcolm X was unjust because of the work he did to achieve civil rights for African Americans and was a result of a power struggle within the Nation of Islam. The first reason Malcolm X’s assassination was unjust is that he worked hard to achieve civil rights for African Americans through increasing the membership in the Nation of Islam. Many people didn 't realize that the Nation of Islam grew because of his leadership. On a website with little-known information about Malcolm X it says “As a result of his efforts, membership in the Nation of Islam grew from only a few hundred at the time of his conversion to about 6,000 in 1955 and then to an estimated 75,000 in the early 1960s. Non-Muslims also took note of his fiery oratory, including author Alex Haley, with whom he would collaborate on his autobiography.” (Greenspan, Jesse pg 2).
The Muslims are coming to America to radicalize people and attack Americans. Islam is a religion of hate and oppression. The Muslims have conquered and assimilated countries in the past just like how they are doing it now. Islamic people are immigrating to America to radicalize Americans and create terrorist cells. There are many Muslims that come to America for a better life, yet even if a small percentage of those coming to America are radical, the consequences are far-reaching.
This is showcased in how she responds to the Iranian Hostage Crisis. As the American sentiment toward Iranians became hostile with the production of hateful bumper stickers and t-shirts, Dumas justifies their beliefs and actions. She realized that Americans watched the news to learn about other parts of the world, and that the coverage was mostly the worst qualities of each country. The news broadcasted the American hostages in Iran and how brutal the captors were, which portrayed Iran in a negative light. Dumas understood the American hostility towards the Iranians and didn’t fault them for it.
“What's wrong with the world, mama, People livin' like they ain't got no mamas” This verse illustrates how this generation of people that act off of impulse as if they have no home training or morals being reckless in the decisions that have lasting consequences that not only affect the individual but others as well. Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism, But we still got terrorists here livin' In the USA, the big CIA The Bloods and The Crips and the KKK. This verse talks about all the violence that happens overseas like the feud with Iraq but more so the feuds that we have on the day to day basis: Gang violence, senseless killings over drugs and crimes the actual harm that we cause to each other. But if you only have love for your own race then you only leave space to discriminate and to discriminate only generates hate and when you hate then you're bound to get irate, yeah Madness is what you demonstrate. In this verse it talks about the tolerance and open- minded; we must have for everyone and not just our own race because to do so only leads to prejudice discrimination.
In particular, Said mentions in his interview about the generalizations made on Oklahoma bombing incident to exemplify such stereotypes in people’s thoughts (Film). Media and journals kept stating that the incident had Middle Eastern traits (Film). People accepted these irresponsible reports without much doubt, until they found out that the terror was actually committed by an American boy (Film). These reports as well as the attitudes of the people have their origins based on the falsely produced knowledge of Middle Eastern culture, which was set by the western authorities in the past (Film). From this example, it can be seen that invisible power relations in form of discourse can be
When I first read about the Malcolm X, it reminds me on some of the Sahabat of Prophet Muhammad that had made so many sacrifices in order to spread the truth of Islam. From the first paragraph I have read about this man, I can see that he had gone through a hard life for being isolated because of the skin color. Of course, in these days, being racist is such unacceptable thing to do regardless the religion. If we take this matter from the moral perspective, racist is injustice act and this will lead to violation of human rights. Racist also might lead the extremist to be more aggressive and the safety of the country is somehow has been unsafe.
Images of Muslims are constantly recycling in American culture, whether accurate or neutral, images of Muslims presented in mainstream media and cultural forms are usually tied to terrorism. Although they existed before, stereotypes have emerged since 9/11. The reaction to them has increased, they are seen in movies, news media, political debates, and it distorts the way every Muslim is now seen. Peter Morey and Amina Yaqin in Framing Muslims: Stereotyping and representation after 9/11, suggest that Muslims tend to always appear as a problematic presence whenever they are represented.Stereotyping fixes certain characteristics, Muslims are now stigmatized as a threatening to society. Agreeing with what Morey and Yaqin have to say, Mohammed Saleem and Michael Thomas studied the reporting of September 11th terrorist attacks in textbooks and found that Muslim Americans are misrepresented.
The news had live footage of the building being burned and the riots. The media got peoples attention and made more African Americans around the US angry at the jury decision of Brown vs. Fergusson. The black people took the bait, went on rants, and started the “black lives matter” campaign. This could offend some white people who feel as if the African Americans are trying to make their lives matter more.The truth is that all lives matter. If the roles had been reversed, a black cop shot a white male, the white Americans would have not rioted or started a new campaign about how there lives matter too.
The assassination of Osama Bin Laden occurred due to cultural reason; however, it was justified. Osama Bin Laden discriminated against americans, he caused one of the most horrific terrorist attack in american history which is 911 and he killed up to 2977 people in one day. Critics, however, some may argue that the assassination was unjustified, due to the Persian Gulf war also known as Operation Desert Shield where american troops invaded Saudi Arabia and killed over a 1000 civilians and injured even more this is a valid reason why Osama Bin Laden would have a vendetta against the american nation. The assassination of Osama Bin Laden occurred on May 2, 2011 over ballistic trauma which is a gunshot wound to the head in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
In Behind the Backlash: Muslim Americans After 9/11 the author states, “Arabs are caught between Census categories (where they appear as "white") and reality, between ‘us’ and ‘them.’ (Suhay136). Because of 9/11 many Arab/Muslim Americans are placed into another category, resulting in many Arab/Muslims feeling unwanted in their own lands even though they hold US passports. Often times the 9/11 attacks is said to have united the Americans, but many Muslim/Arab Americans who lived in the US for many years were not allowed to share the same grief many Americans did, but instead, many Muslim Americans were looked upon as terrorists
Not all americans make this assumption either. Just like how some muslims think americans are rude and racist, but not all muslims think this way. People always assume that when there is a bombing, shooting, etc that it is a muslim. People put racist, rude and false things about muslims all the time. When people do this it is taken as a joke, then