Because there are so many religions there are different faiths and each faith has their own perspectives on how they view others. Religion is a strong persuader to almost anything and it can be transcended into helping or hurting others. For many hate groups, religion is a strong enough motivation to hate and even kill others. It’s not okay for Jewish and0 Muslim people to live in panic in a country like the United States where you have the freedom. If hate crimes don’t diminish or decline the results can only increase and endure to oppress minorities like Jews and Muslims for many generations to come.
After 9/11, many people though the whole Muslim community was responsible because they did not know the difference between the terrorist groups and the peaceful groups. The Muslim religion revolves around peace, but the extremists believe that Allah is telling them to terrorize people and things. People would be rude to RJ, saying that just because he was Muslim he would basically go no where. “I grew up hearing that Muslims are terrorists. I didn’t see Muslims like me on TV or in the movies: the Muslims on the screen were evil” (Khalaf 10).
Now there were some Germans who opposed to the Holocaust, that were afraid to speak out because Hitler was so powerful at the time. Afraid of what might happen to them and their families if they did. On the other hand it was over 10,000 Germans involved in orchestrating the massive genocide against the Jews, which was a very large amount. Hitler used very untrue things about the Jews to get people to agree and follow along. Most of the things Hitler accused the Jews of were very false.
These people tried to appeal to god by committing different acts for the forgiveness of god. The Flagellants were very anti-Semitic, meaning that they did not like Jews. They were not the only people that were anti-Semitic because people all across medieval Europe had already believed that Jews were the cause of the black death. Many Jewish homes were born, drastically changing the life of many people. The pope disapproved of the flagellants and the flagellants disappeared after 1349(Edmond).
Every movement, every belief has radicalists, a group of people who take a belief and twist it into something dangerous. For example, there have been numerous cases of cops being shot. For example, there was a shooting of seven police officers in the Dallas area because a radical supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement twisted the cause into something harmful. Black Lives Matter, in itself, is a strong movement, and the need to prevent the racially biased murders by cops is imperative. However, killing innocent people in defense of one’s actions, as John Brown did, is simply not the correct way to face situations as
Why is To Kill a Mockingbird banned? Many people have come to realize that the award winning To Kill a Mockingbird was banned and challenged countless times. Although there are several offensive scenes in the book, very many people are outraged that their child cannot read this award winning novel. The question is, why is this novel banned? By examining the profanity, racial content, and references to rape, it’s deemed inappropriate for teens to read and is banned from several school libraries and lessons in school.
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”. Isn’t that injustice towards everyone non-white?
Many were persecuted for even saying something that does not correspond to their beliefs. As well as, they were also killed because the ruler of that country didn’t like that type of religion or want total control of their citizens.” Freedom of religion is severely restricted in Muslim countries”(New world Encyclopedia, 2017). Freedom of Religion is decreases, which means that there are countries that oppose Freedom of Religion. “ China and Vietnam, although they don’t govern the economy they still oppose religion”( Reese, 2015). “ Freedom of Religion is a human right that needs greater respect around the world” ( Reese, 2015).
Envision living in a society where innocent people are murdered simply because of a difference in their skin color. Throughout much of America’s history, many African-American’s living in southern United States faced such threats to their lives. However, it was not the actions of the individual that served to endanger the lives of African-Americans in the south but rather the actions of a group of people with similar ideas. The Ku Klux Klan group was the most infamous of all groups. The Ku Klux Klan, also abbreviated as the “KKK”, was contributed to a long lasting racism of Blacks in America that even continues on till this day.
A fourth grader is being made fun of for something she wasn’t even closely related to. The average American kid just knows that this muslim person is responsible for the terror that the country endured on 9/11. Little do they know that it was the act of a small group of people, not an entire religion. Adolescence are being put through things that no kid should have to experience because of this stereotype. The stereotype goes as far as not helping people, “Recognizing the threat that Islamophobia poses, psychologists are working to make sure Muslim Americans get the help they need.
For the 7,910,298 Muslims living in the United States, lack of understanding and poorly justified misconceptions has made life difficult (Kettani). People assume all Muslims have terrorist affiliations, alienating and outcasting them. Many followers of Islam cannot walk in the streets without being subjected to the burning glare of their fellow citizens. Mosques become targets of vandalism and violent anti-Islamic acts. “Muslims in America say they are more likely to be the victims of crime than the perpetrators” (Blank).
Tocqueville often makes reference towards religion and its role in American society. The US had not yet had its first big wave of immigrant to come in and bring a new culture, religion and race. A quick glance at the US Census of 1830 reveals that nearly 80% of the US populous identified as “white” (US). The earlier part of the 19th century was also marked by relatively little religious conflict as most people identified as Protestant (Wong). The citizens of the United States at this time were homogenous in race and religion which made wealth the only clear difference between people.
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
While observing, I understand that most black Muslims are not very well accepted and looked upon as aliens. Not only do they not fit in, per society’s standards, but they receive the most hate from black non-Muslims and Muslims who are not black. With the results of the recent presidential election, it is important that society be informed of this information. Although being presented with alarming information, this issue of oppression will not be easily solved. Because racism has lived and aged for centuries, one cannot just abandoned the ways he was taught.