Mass Media's Influence On Muslims

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The “media has an important role in the racialization process” of American citizens jumping to the conclusion that Muslims are terrorists (Elver 150). Mass media did not even let its citizens reflect on what just happened, they just jumped in to the scene interviewing individuals on site, who described the horrifying scenes they had witnessed. The questions arose: who would do such a thing? Why? “Immediately after 9/11, the evangelical Christian leadership was the first to rush onto television screens blaming all Muslims, Arabs, and Middle Easterners for what happened on 9/11 and what would come to pass” (Elver 137). There was simply “no distinction between acts and actors” and no consideration of the “context, causes or conditions” of the
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