The Reasons Why Islamophobia İncreases In The World? In Oxford English Dictionary, Islamophobia is defined as “intense dislike or fear of Islam, especially as a political force, hostility or prejudice towards Muslims.” This term was first used in 20th century and had its own definition at 1970s. Particularly, after the 11 September events -which a radical Islamic group claimed its responsibility- in U.S.A. most of the non-Muslims in the world knew the Muslims with violence. The Berkeley Institute on Racism Studies says that Islam is often seen as a religion of violence which supports terrorism and has a violent political ideology. This perception of Islam is enlarging globally more and more because of some reasons such as terrorist attacks in non-Muslim countries, effect of media on the people, misunderstanding of Islam, and lack of the true representative Muslims in non-Muslim countries.
Even the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Muhammad said that the whole Muslim community are treated with contempt and dishonor by the US with denigrated religion, desecrated holy place and occupied Muslim's land. All Muslims were suffering 'oppression and humiliation' with their religion accused of promoting terrorism . In result that anti-Americanism is not about Arabs’ saying, however it spread to other counties. The emergence of anti-Americanism also appears in response to an anti-Islam video, allegedly produced by a bigoted Coptic Christian living in the United States. The film is about 14 minutes trailer titled Innocence of Muslims, the movie depicts the Prophet Muhammad in what Muslims say is a derogatory manner.
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.
Demonizing Muslims eventually leads to discrimination and sometimes even to harassment and acts of violence. Speakers at Islamic conferences and lectures, around the world, routinely mock Shi’ites and call them by the derogatory term “Rafidah”. People are being brainwashed and are forced to think that Shia’s are enemies and are meant to be killed and which lead them to Heaven. These speakers and scholars are openly misguiding people and no government around the world is taking a stand against such people. Shiaphobia
FB: The Taliban came into the country with their own ideas on how things should be done and how they felt they could make it better. ES1: Their ideas to make life better was not better in the eyes of people in Afghanistan. In a recent article Zachary Laub writes "...enforced prohibitions the Taliban deemed in-Islamic, requiring women to wear the head-to-toe burqa, or chardi, banning music and television; and jailing men whose beards it deemed too short." (Laub, 2014 p.2). ES2: In the novel The Kite Runner examples of this type of behavior is prominent when citizens get in trouble for cheering too loudly at sporting events.
Simultaneously, a religious insulting sermon against Shiites was being delivered from a mosque using loud speakers which was on the procession route. That was the time, when clashes between the people of two sects named as Shiites & Sunnis were triggered. Stampede after the clash created more casualties. Procession members showed their provocation over the seminary members. They dragged them out of mosque and started to beat them.
The Answer is that people behind Gilead make all of their moves calculated and their most powerful weapon is fear. They play with the idea of fear starting from the very beginning which is the takeover of the government. Gilead starts to form with religious extremist groups wanting to save America from what it had become. Therefore, Gilead is based on religion. Bertrand Russell, a British philosopher, says "Religion is based primarily and mainly upon fear...
Islamophobia is a hatred and fear toward Islam and Muslims that results in discrimination creating a distorted understanding of Islam and Muslims. In the western countries such as the United States, France and the United Kingdom Islamophobia is one of the contemporary manifestations of the problem of prejudice and racism that has afflicted the nation since its earliest days. Muslims have been involved in historical American movements combatting prejudice, but only after the 9/11 terror attacks have they become a primary focus for purveyors of hate. Acts of terrorism, such as the September 11 attack (2001), Paris, the Charlie Hebdo attack in January of 2015, and a Mosque bombing in Yemen that killed 130 in March of 2015, have caused such fear
The typical stereotype of Middle Eastern society is that they’re violent. However, people of other cultures have subjected Middle Eastern’s into violent, inhumane groupings due to radical extremists. There are Middle Eastern’s just like American men and women who are afraid for their lives, wish for peace and love. There are smaller stereotypes about those people that construct the larger one: all Middle Eastern’s are violent. For instance, the religion of Islam that most Muslims follow and how Arab men are viewed.
She stated “in the Holy Quran Allah says if you kill one person it is as if you kill the whole humanity” (Yousafzai, Youtube.com). She uses this fact to argue that terrorists misuse the Islamic religion to justify their actions. This creates disbelief through challenging prejudice beliefs about the Islamic religion. Common belief entitles that the terrorism is founded upon enforcing Islamic practices. However, Malala argues that terrorists misuse the name of Islam as they perform acts of terrorism that contradict the writings in their Holy Quran.