The religion of Islam has become a controversial issue in today’s 21st century. In spite of excessively negative representations by Western propaganda, increasing numbers of the population are pursuing to learn more about the wonderful religion of Islam. More frequently than not, these people are becoming more pleasantly startled by the product of their exploration. In fact, increasing numbers of people are embracing Islam nowadays then they did prior to the horrific attacks on September 11th, 2001; which evoked much attention to misconceptions about Islam and Muslims. Yet, there does endure an abundant amount of misconception and misinterpretations about Islam, frequently invigorated by political policies which reckon their interest’s to patronage Islam 's enemies. Islam is a religion which elucidates the way of life and is the second largest religion after Christianity, with approximately one-fifth of the world 's population and is currently the fastest growing religion. Muslims are existent all around the world and come from diverse nationalities, cultures and races. However, Islam instills that all people are principally equal no matter the differences (colour, class, culture, etc.) as long as they are peaceful and law-abiding citizens. The behaviour of particular erroneous groups or individuals outside mainstream Islam cannot be accredited to Islamic beliefs and practices as correspondingly hostility in North Ireland or illegal mafia activities being attributed
September 11th, 2001 is a day that left deep scars on Americans and America’s history. Extremists from a terrorist group, called al-Qaeda, whose main goal is to make countries that are predominantly Islamic get rid of all non-Islamic influences, hijacked four commercial airplanes, full of innocent passengers, and then smashed one into each of the Twin Towers or the World Trade Center in New York. Shortly after, there was another attack on the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Back in New york, both of the twin towers collapsed. The fourth hijacked airplane did not do much damage. It landed on an open field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. All together 2,996 innocent individuals died. An emotional impact was left because many people lost their family
September 11, 2001 live on in America’s history because of the depth of the tragedy and many victims. Nineteen militant individuals associated with the radical extremist group of Al-Qaeda, radicals of the Islamic faith, hijacked four American airlines. Two planes separately entered the buildings of the Twin Towers located in New York City; the third plane collided into the Pentagon located outside of Washington, D.C: while the fourth landed in an open field in Pennsylvania. In total over 3,000 innocent Americans became victims of the radicals, slaying over 400 civil servant workers (CNN, 2013). September 11, 2001, (9-11) is the landmark that sparked radical terrorism, hate crimes for followers of the Muslin faith and how the media views terrorism.
On 9-11-2001 four airplanes were hijacked by Muslim terrorists. Two of the planes flew into the sides of the twin towers, one flew into the pentagon, and the final plane crash landed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania (“What happened on 9/11?). There were a total of 19 terrorists who hijacked those planes that day (“What happened on 9/11?”). Those Muslim terrorists belonged to an organization called “Al Qaeda” whose leader's name was Osama Bin Laden (“What happened on 9/11?”). Close to 3000 people died that day, by either being trapped in the buildings before
The event that transpired on September 11, 2001 was nothing but devastating. The teams of the terrorist group hijacked jetliners going to Boston, Newark, New Jersey and Washington D.C. Al Qaeda murdered the planes’ pilots and took control of the aircraft's’, putting the lives of others on the line. The Islamic group, Al Qaeda caused a tremendous impact, which led to the deaths and injuries of more than 6,000 people. People viewed this attack as an act of war.
On September 11, 2001, 19 Islamic extremists planned and carried out terrorist attacks against the U.S., murdering about three-thousand innocent American citizens as a result. They specifically targeted the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Virginia, and were planning on attacking the White House as well. The extremists hijacked four planes; two of the planes were flown into the Twin Towers and one plane crashed into the Pentagon. America had not seen such a world changing, eye opening terrorist led event since the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The terrorist attacks on 9/11 changed and shaped not only America, but the world as a whole. The effects of the attack are still evident in today’s world: socially, economically, and politically.
September 11, 2001, a day the people in United States will all remember, a terrorist group called al-Qaeda hijacked four U.S. airplanes and directed them to crush into twin towers and World Trade Center the Pentagon. The fourth plane, thought to be heading to the capitol in Washington, however, crushed in rural Pennsylvania. This terrorist attack took the lives of nearly 3,000 people, resulting in being one of the worst attack on the United States in history. The criprits, Al-Qaeda, is a group that practice in muslim religion and desire to create a muslim state independent from other countries. The September 11 attack by al-Qaeda, later resulted in changes in the United States’s views on safety, vigilance, and privacy.
Three thousand dead. A brutal, senseless tragedy that shattered American morale almost as much as the plane crashing into the towers did. Growing up as a Muslim in a post-9/11 society has always been difficult. While I was only three when it happened, 9/11’s impact on Muslims significantly altered the course of my life. For weeks after it happened, President Bush and the media struggled to rally Americans together in the face of disaster and to unite them against the Taliban, However, many Americans began thinking that “Taliban” was synonymous with “Muslim”. American Muslims were painted as the perpetrators; we were all grouped together with the terrorists, all of us were so called “allies” to the enemy and were seen as playing into the hands
9/11 was a terrorist attack committed by an Islamic extremist group, known as al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda is one of the many international Islamist extremist groups founded in the late 1980s by Osama bin Laden. Islamic extremists believe violence is acceptable to achieve ends. Islam, the
On September 11, 2001 a group Islamic extremists hijacked a plane and flew it into the World Trade Center; the tallest building in New York City resulting in the death of 2,753 innocent people. As the ’ building crumbled, many people in an attempt to survive; jumped out of windows to escape the raging fire inside. Smoke poured from the skyscraper, and firefighters, rushed to save all that they could, while families worried sick over their loved ones. The people killed were just ordinary people, trying to make a living, working to support themselves or their family. Attacked simply because they had different religious beliefs, then the terrorists and did not follow Islam. Such a horrific event has had lasting impacts on everyone. It has impacted
September 11, 2001, was a very important day to some muslims, but a tragic day for the Yousafzai's. They believed that Osama bin Laden was a hero and celebrated him. While she talked about Osama Bin Laden Malala said “the Quran clearly states that it is wrong to kill” however, many people saw him as a hero because his interpretation of the Quran meant that everyone else was evil unless they were Islamic (55). However, Malala and many other muslims could not believe that a true follower of Islam would do something that horrible. They felt that God would not wish to see anyone get killed and didn’t understand how Osama bin Laden and his followers could interpret the meaning of the Quran and Islam religion so differently than they do. This proves
The events of September 11th 2001 created dramatic changes in the lives of peoples all across the globe. The devastating aftermath of the attacks of that day is never ending in the lives of most people – especially those who were personally affected by the horrific acts of terrorism. Muslims, in particular, have had to experience the backlashes of the September 11th events. An already misunderstood and misrepresented group of people have, in addition, had to deal with incredible biases, bigotry, misdirected hate, and religious intolerance. Many Americans who, unjustly, attack the religion of Islam and its faithful followers are, in reality, very ignorant on the subject of Islam and the beliefs of
With the American people showing ever increasing interest in Muslims since the attacks on America, it was inevitable that this would change the way Muslims would be viewed in the United States. The 9/11 attacks - carried out by nineteen Islamic extremists - have no doubt changed how Muslim-Americans are perceived in this country, and those feelings have simmered for 15 years now. Even though a stigma against the Muslim American community had been growing in the US because of wars and conflicts, the attacks on the world trade centers in New york marked an era that ushered in mass stereotypes and disenfranchisement for Muslim Americans (Bakalian, Anny, and Mehdi Bozorgmehr). According to Mehdi Bozorgmehr and Anny Bakalian, an Associate Director and Mehdi Bozorgmehr is Co-Director of the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center at the Graduate Center, immigrants from the Middle East are familiar with stereotypes and discrimination in the United States. In backlash 9 ⁄ 11, they examined the harassment, discrimination, and hate crimes committed by individuals against members of the targeted communities or people who look ‘‘Middle Eastern.’’Islam has established a niche in America. Estimates vary, but there are about 4 million Muslims in the United States and Canada. Although a major portion of this community is made up of immigrants, there has been a steady increase in the number of Americans accepting Islam (History of Islam). According to Karine Walther, an Assistant
The first thing that one should know and clearly understand about Islam is what the word "Islam" itself means. The religion of Islam is not named after a person as in the case of Christianity which was named after Jesus Christ, Buddhism after Gotama Buddha, Confucianism after Confucius, and Marxism after Karl Marx. Nor was it named after a tribe like Judaism after the tribe of Judah and Hinduism after the Hindus. Islam is the true religion of "Allah" and as such, its name represents the central principle of Allah's "God's" religion; the total submission to the will of Allah "God". The Arabic word "Islam" means the submission or surrender of one's will to the only true god worthy of worship "Allah" and anyone who does so is termed a
After the attack of 9/11 many American citizens sought out an answer to why one would hijack a plane and run it into the Twin Towers, killing millions. According to the Huffpost, Islam became the main reason for the attack and furthermore labeled religion as the inspiration for many terroristic attacks (Gibson, 1). According to many Muslims, however, the attacks are anti-Islamic because the Quran states not to harm civilians who are not involved with war and to avoid it at all possible times (PBS, 3). The conflict between Muslims and Americans is growing and many issues in the Middle East has become the focus for religious terrorism.