for making a propaganda for Iraq war in 2003 , the media was directed to present specific information about Iraq . They presented in the TV shows that there is terrorism in Iraq and that is very dangerous for the U.S and the people around the world . (Kumar, 2006). After the attacks , the policy-makers in the U.S claimed announced that they should fight terrorism and Jihad in Iraq .also they said that they want to stop using mass destruction weapons in Iraq ,which used by Saddam Hussein and they should defeat the Qaida which threaten the world. Actually the main reason for the U.S to invade Iraq was its oil.
Also, Al-Qaida members believe that the assassination was unjust because he was not armed during the invasion by U.S troops. Their primary mission is to further their religion and kill anyone who fights against the god Allah (Religion of Peace para. 4). “Islam came for the good of humanity. So if someone doesn't like good we fight them.” said Faruq Khalil Muhammad.
It explores how the uncritical belief in the official 9/11 story is affecting culture in Western Countries. An Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Colorado State University, Peek provides through interviews of 140 Muslim Americans firsthand experience post 9/11 that lived in New York. Her book toughly shows the discrimination and various forms of harassment against Muslims following the 9/11 attack. Peek helps advance the idea that the mere accusation that Al-Qaeda was responsible for the attack on the world trade center revived and extended the country’s fear towards Muslims. Peek emphasis on how Muslim Americans treated as the enemy; the media following what the government reported framed 9/11 within the context of Islam.
During his presidency and after the attacks of 9/11, Bush declared war on terrorism in the form of global containment to a global threat. (Bergen L. Peter, “September 11 Attacks). With this action, Bush has effectively created a political platform and government focus that continues and will continue today on wiping out terrorism, more specifically terrorism in the Middle East. This also pressures other foreign nations as a moral obligation to help the U.S. contain such a threat. Another aspect of war that was influenced is the war readiness being a factor in creating war (Ehrenreich, 598).
Muslims are often classed as terrorists and nonconformist, solely looking to cause collateral damage in core countries. They are often characterized with groups like ISIS, through many of them do not have a connection to the organization. Muslim citizens have become notorious after the 9/11 attacks, as they are discriminated by every racial group. America is where people could become successful, no matter their racial heritage. Muslims should be given the chance to become political leaders and social conformist.
Terrorism as stated in the Oxford English Dictionary is “The unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.” and calculated is “done with full awareness of the likely consequences.” From this we see that a calculated terrorist is one who made use of violence against civilians, fully understanding the consequences, in order to achieve a political goal. Next we can look into Brown’s motives for his crimes, James N. Gilbert lists 3 points as to what motivates some terrorists “1.Society is sick and cannot be cured by half measures of reform. 2.The state is in itself violent and can be countered and overcome only by violence. 3.The truth of terrorists cause justifies any action that supports it. While some terrorists recognize no moral law, others have their own “higher” morality.” 2(Taking Sides, 232) Brown believed society to have embraced a sickness through the act of slavery.
However, due to the attacks, American soldiers occupied Afghanistan and Iraq. Relations between the United States and Middle Eastern governments were strengthened because they shared a goal to defeat violent Islamist. Because of bin Laden’s intense hatred for America, 9/11 became a strategic failure for
Religious classifications are done so as an act of terror to break down people in spite of fear. A common classification of religions is that Muslims are terrorist, since 9/11 people have viewed all Muslims and people of Arabic decent to be extremists and terrorists. Classifying all Muslims as terrorist is an accusation that diminishes the view of Americans by foreigners. Religious classification do not just fall upon Muslims. Christians, Jews, Jehovah Witnesses, and so on all face different classifications based of their beliefs and traditions.
For example, muslims who escape to America because their towns are being destroyed by bombs and other weapons are seen as members of ISIS. 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
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.