This certainly not true at all, as Islam is a very peaceful and forgiving religion, as it promotes peace and happiness to its followers. Many Americans have a “guilty by association” mindset placed on Muslims and radical Islamic terrorists. This would be similar to accuse anyone Christian of being part of the KKK, totally irrational. This relates and supports the claim that the aftermath of 9/11 and discovery of the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks
The Islamic threat is made to seem disproportionately fearsome, lending support to the thesis (which is an interesting parallel to anti-Semitic paranoia) that there is a worldwide conspiracy behind every explosion (Edward 2016). Similar effort is made in Stephen Schwartz’s The Two Faces of Islam: the House of Saud from Tradition to Terror; it is a search for “demons” and a call to slay “dragons”, which only exist in the fantasy of the author. He says: There have always been two Islam, which have coexisted uneasily through the centuries. One is the mainstream, traditional Islam practiced by the vast majority of Muslims and characterized, for the most part, by moderation and tolerance toward other monotheistic religions; the other an extremist and fascist-like creed that has been preaching and often practicing violence in the name of religion (Schwartz
We are brothers and sisters and whatever a group from our society does affects everyone. Islamophobia is a growing threat against all Muslims. Understanding why it is still prevalent and what has caused this fear is imperative in putting an end to it. Most of the negative sentiment towards Muslims stems from the vast media coverage on the violence and terror attacks instigated by Muslim jihadists in the name of Islam . The growing hatred towards Muslims had manifested itself socially and politically.
The problem of the Muslim's disregarding in the modern world is becoming more severe as far as more people consider the Muslims to be accused of the organization of terrorism. Since the cases of terrorism have become more frequent, the role of Muslim people in those events becomes exaggerated. This resulted in the perception of Islam as the religion of terrorism in the modern world. Besides the spoiled image of all Muslims, they are often subjected to numerous media attacks, which aggravates the situation. As a result of the lacking knowledge concerning Islam and the related culture, Muslim people are doomed to suffer.
This paper provides an insight into the methods that were adopted for the racial profiling of Muslims after 9/11; as suspected perpetrators of terrorism globally. This paper examines the history and origin of the word islamophobia, some phenomena that is effecting the stature and identity of Muslims worldwide. The purpose of this study is to analyze the tone, structure and themes presented by the print media prior to a terrorist activity, with the aim of finding out whether any inherent bias was visible or not. This paper will explore the role of international press in linking Islam and terrorism and will highlight the effects of subtle print messages that can lead to racial profiling of Muslims and generation of islamophobia. The data for
Whether it’s race, religion, gender, etc., many people encounter bigotry in different ways. Islam is one of the religions that is discriminated against the most because of the stereotypes people have brought upon it. Muslims have experienced hate crimes, the travel ban, and intense security at the airport from the assumption that all Muslims are terrorists. There have been many recent reports of people discriminating against Muslims (violently or not), proving that it’s still happening in society today. The film Remember the Titans deals with the idea of discrimination, specifically racism, in America very well.
Another reason is that many Islamic countries practice Sharia Law which is not at all in line with western values as it oppresses women and homosexuals. What I think these people fail to see is that religion is simply being used as a tool of oppression in these areas. Another thing which people are not able to realize that Islam is not the only religion that has been used to justify violence. The crusades was a war that was fought on the behalf of Christianity in a quest to reclaim Jerusalem from the Muslims. What this proves is that it is possible to convince someone to commit acts of violence if you tell them that it is God’s
Zadal argues that Muslim children spot substantial differences between their knowledge about Islam and the portrayal of their religion by instructors and textbooks in USA (p.185). The existence of activities that might associate Islam with terrorism can humiliate Muslim students a lot. For example, in a middle school in USA, a history teacher presented an activity in the class on the 10th anniversary of September 11 attacks. First, students had to write about their feelings about the construction of a mosque near the World Trade Center site in New York City. Second, they were required to build a paragraph using the following vocabulary words: Al Qaeda, terrorist, Islam, Muslim, hijacker, and Islamist.
And one who attacketh you, attack him in like manner as he attacked you. Observe your duty to God, and know that God is with the pious.’ According to this source, Muslims must fight their enemies not because of who they are, but because of what they have done to them and what they continue to do to them. Jihad has many forms and this is as follows: jihad of the heart and soul, jihad by the tongue, jihad by the pen/knowledge, jihad by the hand and jihad by the sword. Jihad of the heart and soul refers to one’s inner struggle of good against evil and refraining from becoming influenced by the Shaitan, also known as Satan. It is known as a process in Islam to transform one’s soul to achieve internal peace; excluding hatred and anger.
It may be hard for the afflicted to sufficiently determine or communicate the source of this fear, but it exists. In recent years, a specific phobia has gripped the world - Islamophobia. Researchers and policy groups define Islamophobia in differing detail, but the term's essence is essentially the same, no matter the source: An exaggerated fear, hatred, and hostility toward Islam and Muslims that is perpetuated by negative stereotypes resulting in bias, discrimination, and the marginalization and exclusion of Muslims from social, political, and civic life. It is somewhat hypocritical of us Muslims that when we face hate, prejudice, bigotry from outside the religion of Islam, we call it Islamophobia, but when there is bigotry and hate within the religion of Islam towards a specific group of Muslims known as Shias, no one wants to talk about it. Although the problem of Shia-phobia has been around from many years and has caused serious damage to the Islamic world, society and mankind, what truly hurts is the fact that no one wants to talk about