Suzanne Barakat End The Hate Analysis

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According to an article on CNN, Muslims only make up less than one percent of the American population (Yan). This number can be surprising to many Americans because of what they see and hear on media. There are many misconceptions about Muslims in our society that is causing hate towards them. Through a personal story in Suzanne Barakat’s speech titled “Islamophobia killed my brother. Let’s end the hate” she effectively shows how bigotry against Muslims is a problem in society. By following her suggestions on how to end the hate, individuals can make a significant impact on their community. Suzanne begins by talking about her brother Deah and his wife who were shot along with Yusor’s sister Razan. Their neighbor knocked on their apartment door and after Deah answered it, the neighbor started shooting them. Suzanne was devastated because of the loss of her family members, but soon got upset when the police didn’t question the shooters confessed reasons for murdering them. She shares her story and how a neighbor, Neal, helped her speak out. Suzanne then showed how we can…show more content…
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

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