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Discrimination And Hate Crimes

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Muslims living in the western world are being stereotyped as terrorists and have been affected by discrimination and hate crimes because of it, with the government systems not sufficiently making an effort to fix the issue. Islamophobia, which is the intense fear or hatred of Islam or Muslims, has been a growing issue, in America especially, with a 12% increase from 2013 to 2015, according to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center.(Gregg) The growing rate of hatred causes hate crimes on innocent people all because of the irrational fear that all Muslims are dangerous or different. An ideal solution to this issue is for the government and law enforcement to do more research and make a plan on effective ways to prevent the use of hate…show more content…
With this in mind, in “Islamophobia and the Muslim Civil Rights Crisis”, the theologian and lecturer Mohammed Ansar states, “Silencing: criticisms made by Muslims of "the West" are rejected out of hand, even though they may be well founded. Hostility: negativity towards Islam is used to justify discriminatory practices towards Muslims and the exclusion of Muslims from mainstream society. Normalisation: anti-Muslim hostility is seen as natural, normal and even recommended.” (Islamophobia) These are three Islamophobic behaviors that stem from myths about the Muslim faith all because people are uneducated on it. If the government were more willing to not blow every situation out of proportion to convince society of the false ways of Muslims and instead, they spread awareness of why Islamophobia is a bad thing, the hatred for a Muslims will drop. Similarly, through an American’s eyes, according to the survey by Pew Research Center, 82% of Americans say Muslims receive hate, 49% say that Islam is no more likely than other faiths to commit violent attacks, and 57% say that they receive unjust treatment. (Gregg) With a majority of Americans, who took the survey at least, being aware of the hate Muslims receive, nobody seems to care to make it change. With individuals who have power over society and that have a voice who can be heard, it is…show more content…
In the political cartoon, (Foothill) it pictures a Muslim girl being told by several different nations that she is a terrorist, that the France terrorist attacks were her fault, that she is better off dead, and that everything is her fault. It is reasons like this that Muslims suffer so much emotional pain because they are always being told they are not good enough, that they are a bad person, and they are even being physically attacked as well. It is the government, law enforcement and the people living here’s job to treat them equal like the Americans they are. In “Islamophobia is Giving Muslims Mental Disorders”, it says, “In a 2011 study on Muslim-Americans, researchers found that the vast majority of participants said they felt extremely safe prior to 9/11. Following the attack, 82 percent of them felt “extremely unsafe.” The researchers later found many of those studied developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from this constant anxiety and abuse.”(Zielinski) The way the Muslims are being treated and discriminated against is giving them mental issues and it is not fair for them because they are living in a place that is supposed to be safe for them but hate crimes and discriminatory attacks happen all the time. Also in “Islamophobia is Giving Muslims Mental Disorders”, it states, “Unfortunately, this isn’t anything new. Muslim-blaming is a now expected reaction to any terrorist attack in the
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