In the aftermath of the 9/11 attack, President Bush, as well as, the American public tried to avoid that kind of reaction against Muslim Americans. It amazing how in 1941 Americans listened to the news of Pearl Harbor on the radio and on 9/11 Americans watched the attack live from the television or even on a
Sometimes people blamed others, because they disliked them. In Today’s world, in the U.S., people feel a sort of discomfort being around Muslims, and Islamics. This commenced after 9/11 where groups of Muslims hijacked 3 planes and flew them into the Twin Towers in New York. This
Not all Muslims are terrorists, and today, people say they are terrorists because they are afraid. Republican Donald Trump further emphasizes that America should be aware of muslims and since he has an authoritative position in the society, people listen to him. No one should have to live in fear of being accused for something they did not do, but we can all hope that one day the world sees us as humans with rights and
In the months after the September 11 attacks, the lives of most Americans returned to something like normalcy as original and normal life to maintain their life. But for the Arab, South Asian, North African and those who are based on Muslim fundamentalism, life relatively changed fundamentally and be unchangeable. Thousands of people were detained, most often without charge or access to a lawyer; deportation families apart, and every virtual family member of those communities become a suspect. Even though there is no one of the immigrants who caught up in post 9/11 sweeps and detained that were ever shown to have been involved in terrorist activities, most immigrants are regarded as people who are deserve to suspect.
While focusing on the victim's family and those around them, an ongoing theme of seeking justice occurs. When the victim, Geraldine, is raped, the immediate feeling of sympathy for her is quickly overtaken by anger. At the store, Bazil, the husband of Geraldine, attacked Linden, the perpetrator, with “an instinct of sudden rage” while also being described as “somewhat clumsy,” (Erdrich 244). Since the night of the rape, Bazil has been doing anything he can to ensure Geraldine gets over her trauma. His desire to bring peace to his wife has somewhat over taken him and masked the idea that he may also be searching for peace he needs himself.
“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.
Americans think they are a menace to society. Muslims in the United States perceive a lot of discrimination against their religious group, are leery of Trump, and think Americans do not see Islam as part of mainstream U.S. society (Pew Research Center, 2017). According to Brown’s 2015 article, Soumaya Khalifa of Atlanta, Georgia, knows people see her headscarf and immediately make assumptions about her. “They think that I'm not American," she says. "They assume I'm not educated -- and that I'm oppressed” (Brown, 2015).
Neal Mick Essay about 911 vs the salem witch trials compare and contrast. During 911, many people were killed, about 2996 people died because of the hijacking. The u.s. looked to blame someone, The ethnic group that ended up getting blamed where the muslims. During the salem witch trials, about 200 people were found guilty, and killed for being a witch or conveying activity with the devil.
The lives of Olga Polites, and her family, were rattled to their very foundation when a beloved family member was savagely murdered. Prior to this tragedy, Olga had stood, adamantly, on the side against capital punishment. Throughout the course of her article, she explains how her stance has been shaken. Such a heinous act, occurring to her so personally, had changed her views. She states that, instead of viewing the shooter as a person, she was “indifferent… to his personal plight.
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.
The new Melinda sees that she needs to say something and she works up the courage to help her once-friend. This really shows Melinda development as a person. She is overcoming her pain and
An obstacle that my mother has faced is being Black Muslim women in America. It 's more of a problem than what reaches the surface and mainstream media. It 's rarely talked about in America. In america there are people who want to smear our entire faith and say that Islam is an inherently violent religion. These are exciting times to be an American Muslim.
This result from the ostracization from society is not a new one, mirrored in the revolutions for civil rights by people of color, women, non heterosexual citizens and anyone that isn’t apart of the dominant group. Anna Mansoon McGinty, a professor in the Department of Geography, Women 's Studies Program, at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee writes in her article, “Emotional geographies of veiling: the meanings of the hijab for five Palestinian American Muslim women ”,“The first decade of the twenty-first century has witnessed a wave of activism among American Muslim women in the USA…. In response to racialization, discrimination, and exclusion, Arab and South Asian Americans and Muslim Americans in general have become more visible participants.... in public discourses on civil and racial justice. (Naber 2008, 2; see also Cainkar 2009; Nagel and Staeheli 2008).”(qtd. in Mansoon McGinty 683).