Speech On Islamophobia In America

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Islamophobia Today, America is faced with many issues whether it be fighting with your best friend to Trump. There are things that are problems that a lot of people aren’t even aware of. Or even worse, they don’t think it’s a big deal because they support in one way or another. An incident that caused many problems that is still brought up years and years later is 9/11. There’s more to it than just the attack. The events that took place on 9/11 increased islamophobia in america, this is evident because a rise in hate crimes, and bullying in schools took place after the attack. After 9/11 there was a concerning increase in hate crimes against people of the muslim faith. The government was saying, “President Donald Trump first tried to stop…show more content…
A fourth grader is told, “Kids look at me and call me a terrorist.”(Alrubail). When she was asked all she said was, “It hurts. Because I am not. I just want to be treated normally.”(Alrubail). 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. Unfortunately, Muslim Americans face several barriers to treatment, including stigma about mental health and mental health services in Muslim communities.”(Clay). The people of Muslim culture are being put through things that just flat out suck and what’s worse is that they can’t even get proper help because of the same reason they have problems with in the first

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