Disagreement over oil and politics caused tension, bubbling and waiting to burst for years. But what really set it off was the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Hatred skyrocketed, and the FBI reported a 1600% increase in hate crime against Muslims the year following 9/11. The Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee confirmed over 700 hate crimes within the 9 weeks after the tragedy. Ever since 9/11 young Muslims have grown up with discrimination.
Another change is the view on certain racial groups, especially people of Islamic descent. “Anti-Islamic violence in America jumped after the attacks. According to the FBI, 28 hate crimes committed in 2000 were found to be anti-Islamic”(Villemez). The outlook on the entire race is very bleak in comparison to what it was previous to 9/11. The measures taken by the government to try to improve national security will only continue to rise as more and more threats
The discrimination and marginalization of Muslims has been prevalent throughout the west even before the event of September 11, 2001 where Islam and the Arab world have been continuously misrepresented by the media mostly linking them to terror and violence on screen. One example linking Islam to terror and violence would be the Oklahoma City Bombing that took place on an American government building, April 19 1995, which killed, many innocent people including children. This is then, followed by how stereotypical and how fast assumptions are made towards the Muslim community as discussed by Patel (1999) stating that a British newspaper front cover of, Today, emerged the following day with a picture of a fireman carrying a dead baby with the headline, “In the name of Islam.” Later it was then established that Christian militants had in fact carried out the bombing. From this issue, it clearly shows a trend on how Islam is misrepresented and assumed as being evil, just by a short headline and a picture of a fireman carrying a dead baby. It is a form of language, a sign or message in which they are trying to imply to the masses that Islam is killing innocent people in the name of God
Although muslims receive an excessive amount of hate, immigrant citizens do as well. According to Southern Poverty Law Center, “Anti-immigrant hate groups are the most extreme of the hundreds of nativists and vigilante groups that have proliferated since the late 1990s when anti-immigration xenophobia began to rise to levels not seen in the United States since the 1920s. New York Times stated “There are 11 million people living under the law.” Some will bring violence and some will continue to try and assimilate to american culture. There are some anti-immigrant groups that seem to promote white
Before the rule of Shekau, the group had targeted federal and state buildings, including prisons and police stations. After the death of Mohammed Yusuf, attacks on civilian targets such as schools, churches and even small towns increased. The cooperation with Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has led the group into more frequent, complex attacks. The group now moved into actions of violence to achieve their goals. Officially being named a terrorist group by the United States in 2013, the group has now completed over 600 reported attacks(www.justice.gov).
In 1976 Zehdi Terzi, the first PLO representative to the United Nations, stated that the "first several hijackings aroused the consciousness of the world and awakened the media and world opinion much more--and more effectively--than 20 years of pleading at the United Nations." I.5 Terrorism in specific countries and regions Terrorism fatalities by region In the chart below we see the number of fatalities from terrorist attacks aggregated by region. Over this 40-50 year time span we see that some regions have particular periods of relatively high fatality numbers - for example, Central America & the Caribbean in the 1970s & 1980s. We see that over the past decade, the number of fatalities in the Middle East & Africa has risen significantly. In 2016, approximately 75 percent of terror-related fatalities were in the Middle East & Africa, just under one-quarter in South and Southeast Asia, around one percent in Europe, and less than 0.5% in the Americas.
Prior to the September 11th attacks, the group had been linked to several more attacks including attacks in Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Turkey, Algeria, Israel, the United Kingdom, and many more places. (The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica 2) All of these attacks trace back to the main mastermind of the group: Bin Laden. He attacked so many more places besides the U.S. which shows his overall threat to the whole world. And even though he always claimed to follow the “purest form of Islam”, many experts insisted that he was covering up the faith’s edicts against killing innocent people. Islam draws boundaries on where and why holy war can be waged but Bin Laden declared the entire world as fair territory.
Before 9/11, 28 hate crimes attributed to Muslim religious were reported. In 2001, that number soared to 481 (FBI, Schevitz). One group we is blamed for the actions of its extremists. Imagine blaming Christians for the crusades. It’s hardly fair, is it?
It should be clear by now this level of gun violence is a uniquely serious American issue amongst the developed countries. Furthermore, the US has an estimated 283 million guns in civilian hands even though researchers claim that America’s high level of gun ownership are a major reason the US is getting extremely worse in terms of gun violence than other developed nations. It is the extremely tragic thing to say but looking at the patterns of gun violence, most of the people claims that there will be another mass shooting in America. Yet, no law has been passed or introduced by the lawmakers to prevent this tragic violence. After every act of gun violence with regards to a mass shooting, there are calls for action and there will be a debate in the house.
Has our society overcome the Holocaust? A time period were more than six million Jews were persecuted and murdered by the Nazi regime and its collaborators in Germany because of their religion. It’s very unlikely. More than seventy years after the end of the Holocaust, our society still mistreats and excludes people because of their religion, culture, skin color or gender. These discriminating and prejudiced acts are reprehensible and should be banned from our society.
This has been one of the most tragic wars up to date. Some follow the happenings of this war, but do the people really know what 's going on? The Iraq war was a crime, George W. bush and Donald Rumsfeld lied to the united nations and the rest of the world for many years and the media. For example, Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction and he nothing to do with Al-Qaeda. Though the Bush government told the media false information for cover-ups to protect himself in the corrupt acts that were happening during the war.