Muslim immigrants have arrived to the United States of America from every nuke and corner of the sphere. The population is diverse in their own ways but each one of them bears similar reasons: Some desire to escape an old way of life, others to find a new one. Some wanted to escape violence, others the fetters of penury, or simple lack of opportunity. They have arrived with fervent hope, and often nothing more. The initial response received by them was largely varied. These new Americans found a vast new land hungry for their labor. But some, unfamiliar with these newcomers’ customs and religions, treated the new Americans as outsiders and believed they could never be real Americans. And with the events like the Gulf War and the World Trade Center bombing outpoured anti-Islamic sentiments in the 1990s. These sentiments intensified with the heinous and abominable attacks of September 11th. Muslims were being labeled as “extremists”, “jihadists”, “fanatics”, “fundamentalists” etc. They were being feared, discriminated and even harassed.
Since the Syrian uprising of 2011 against the Al-Assads who have been ruling Syria since 1960, Canada has done everything they can to support the Syrian people. Syria has become the top source of refugees because of the civil war that is happening within Syria between the citizens and the government. The citizens of Syria are now trapped between regime, rebel groups, religious extremists. There are in total, of over 4 million Syrian refugees trying to flee their home as of 2015 because of the cost of living, the civil war, and the rise of jihadists terrorist group ISIS/ISIL. According to the United Nations, 13.5 million people inside Syria need help, including 6.5 million who have been displaced within Syria. It is estimated that there are over 250 000 people who have died in the conflict, with thousands of others wounded. Syrians have fled to camps in neighbouring countries such as Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey and they are taking care of almost 95% of the refugees. Thousands more have journeyed to Europe in search of a better life.
The dilemma regarding the American refugee policy and America’s stance on refugees at this point in time is a challenging topic for many to discuss. Not only is this controversy affecting Americans, it is also hurting refugees in desperate need of our help. America needs to start handling the emerging refugee crisis by first working to remove the stereotype associated with refugees, then the U.S. needs to assess which refugee countries should (if any) actually be banned, and after accomplishing those-- America needs to work to help the countries in need by letting refugees in, and working to help the refugees live happily in their country of origin.
We walk around the United States terrified today of people of Middle Eastern descent because we’ve associated them and their religion with terrorism. We need to be reminded that a person’s race and religion does not make them a terrorist. Their actions make them a terrorist. A white, Catholic American could just as easily cause mass terror as anyone other person in this world, but we neglect to accept that fact because of the fear that has been instilled in us by groups like ISIS who have completely ruined an entire religion and race’s reputation.
A 3 year old little boy named chance Kurdi was washed up shore lifeless on a beach on his way to America by a sunken boat. His brother Galib and mother Rehan also died. The only person who survived was his father Abdullah Kurdi. All they were trying to do is come to America to start a new life and start over. Sadly they didn't get that chance. So lets give other refugees that opportunity to see the greener side of the grass.
Muslims are one of the most marginalized people in the U.S for their beliefs and their religion but after 9/11 discrimination and hate crimes against them had become even worse.Throughout the U.S people have been “Anti-Islam” and believed that the Muslim’s religion is absurd, want muslims to change their beliefs or, leave the country.According to “Anti-Islman Discourse in the United States in the Decade After 9/11:The Role of Social Conservatives and Cultural Politics”by David D.Belt on page 211-212, talks about how a post on Charisma News with an article title “Why I am Absolutely Islamophobic” was urging at the fact that Muslim-Americans needed to be deported as soon as possible ,or go under sterilization.Also Belt talks about one of Bush’s family friend being,Franklin Graham saying that he thinks the muslim’s religion is “very evil “and “wicked”.One last example a man named Gabriel had said Islam is the real enemy of America and that we supposedly “we will be doomed in war if we don’t realize it”. People are so brainwashed it honestly insane and very ignorant at the things people think about Muslims, its barbaric.They believe what Muslims believe in and their religion is wrong and they should switch to “Christianity” because it is the “American way “ or have them deported because the do not belong there and are “terrorist”.
“All Muslims are now suspects” expressed Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman of the Council of American-Islamic Relations. After 9/11 ethnic profiling was directed heavily toward people of Muslim or Arabic descent. Discrimination toward Muslims occurs in many settings and is often degrading and evil. The irrational fear and public mindset swing around the country was a huge consequence of 9/11. Politics, communities, and culture has shifted to where citizens do a double take on those who are Muslims because of the flashback they get when they remember where they were on 9/11. For some, just the sight of a Muslim in our country sends a shockwave though their mind. On September 11, 2001, the United States froze in fear as terrorist attacks
Following drastic events such as 9/11, national moral has shifted in terms of its openness towards foreign immigrants. Consequently, national security would be bolstered as more officials began to set ethics aside to allow room for prejudice and racial targeting. Just as African Americans were common targets of the early 20th century, Muslims have become the scapegoats for much of today’s issues, often being labeled as terrorists just because of their difference in looks and beliefs. It was unfair to the innocent majority of this labeled group, as many outsiders into the belief that “Post-9/11 Islamophobia demanded that all Muslims answer for the violent actions of a few extremists.” (O’ Connor). With this strict interpretation came the rise of many hate crimes, set to punish the whole Muslim race in efforts to scare off the few, actual terrorists. It has led to this back and forth growth in tension, as extremist groups have come to prominence in the Middle East to address such pressures. Just as the Brotherhood spoke out on their intolerance of their racial discrimination, vocal leaders have risen in today’s age, not just to discuss Muslim equality, but to give a say for everyone throughout the world. Continued progress is being made towards disregarding this sense of prejudice that is made that is solely based off of looks or
In the lecture “What It’s like to Be Muslim in America” by Dalia Mogahed, Dalia emphasizes how “Muslims are like canaries in the coal mine, we might be the first to feel it, but the toxic air of fear is harming us all” (Mogahed). This xenophobic behavior is what strives citizens to fear one another and find an excuse to polarize a certain ethnicity for their alleged affiliations with terrorist groups. This overwhelming fear causes the initial hatred towards some people but it ultimately ricochets onto the rest of society. Next, the abundant amount of fear proves to be detrimental to society due to the fact that it provokes disastrous behavior between citizens. According to Dalia, “ISIS has as much to do with Islam as the Ku Klux Klan has to
Many Americans started fearing Muslims after the September 9th, 2001 incident. After that incident, Islam became the most hateful religion to many in the US. The hatred against Islam worsened when the 45th president Donald Trump was elected. People began doing hateful things towards Muslims because they knew there would not be any consequences to their actions. All of these factors have contributed to the fear many Muslims living in the United States feel. Being a Muslim American living in the US has become complicated. Safety has become a concern for many Islamic families living in the US. Islam is one of the most peaceful religions on earth. However, we cannot ignore that there are people who use religion to commit hateful crimes. It is
Many experts fear the heated debate over immigration may cause the world's most talented young people to avoid studying at American universities or moving to the United States. (CQ researcher, 27, 169-172.) There are students who travel with visa or temporary pass and being educated here is an advantage for most of them. Trump is trying to stop terrorism but he also holds back those who could have been something. Trump is concerned about his safety which is why the ban took place but on other hand Muslims are not the only terrorist to do treating, killing or bombing because the United States is full of those people. Why are our jails so packed and not enough space? Yes, Muslims have also caused much trouble, but is it really the Muslims we should be afraid of? Omar Aloha tour from Huffington Post said, "Furthermore, many Muslims have served and currently serve in the military to help protect this nation from terrorists." Trump is isolating people and creating a different image in others mind which all this ends up causing hatred, discrimination and bullying towards individuals. America will only be great again if there's peace, love, and people accept each other the way they
This is because of terrorist existing in the world. Large parts of the population of the United States that voted for Trump during the president's campaign are quite ignorant to the difference between Muslims and Terrorists. Some believe that all Muslims are somehow connected to Terrorist attacks while others believe all terrorists are Muslim and are only doing these crises due to their religion. Some of these points are valid to a certain extent; however, eradicating all Muslims from a certain country is extremely unfair. There are many Muslims that believe in their Muslim religion without harming those around them, and members of terrorist organizations only include a small percentage of the total number of Muslims around the world. Although deporting a single particular religious group from an entire country is horrible and would force them all to create new lives for them and their families but at the very least they are not
In the fallout of the 9/11 attacks large factions of Americans would not feel comfortable in the presence or vicinity of Muslims. Bush favored a, “freedom agenda” (World Politics News Review, 2011). that promoted democracy in the Middle East in the hopes to limit extremism. The idea being that democracy in these areas would provide a peace that has never been achieved in thousands of years in that region. While promoting democracy the American citizenry has looked at the Muslim community with a wary eye.
Since Islam is a religion that promotes peace and kindness, one could ask where the stereotype that all Muslims are terrorists originated. Following the tragedies of September 11, 2001, Arabs and Muslims have been presented as potential terrorists. This idea stemmed from the theory that, “media bias increases when a specific ethnic, religious, or racial group is seen as a threat to national security.” (Stiffler, 2013). Since the attacks on September 11, 2001 Muslims and Arabs have been “hyper-visible” in the media as potential terrorists. Due to the negative media attention and failure of most media platforms to