Radical Islamophobia

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The attachment of the word “radical” and the word “Islam” is not only contradictory, but severely in-accurate and distressing to those who follow the islamic religion. The phrase “radical Islam” is used in correlation to the war on terror. The use of the phrase “radical Islam” emerged post september 11th attacks, as a result of fear and unfamiliarity. This term infers that Muslim people, those practicing the religion of Islam, are terrorists. This also infers that the religion of Islam is violent, evil and “radical”. Islamophobia is a real, and growing problem around the world, especially in the United States. The reason for this fear, and, or hate, of muslim people comes from the belief that they are responsible for past and future terrorist attacks. A general lack of knowledge about the actual religion itself breeds the ever growing stigma toward it. The frequency of the phrase “radical Islam” is falsely implanting perceptions of violence and fear by …show more content…
“There is no compulsion where the religion is concerned (Quran 2:256). “And create not disorder in the earth after it has been set in order, and call upon Him in fear and hope. Surely, the mercy of Allah is nigh unto those who do good” (Quran 7:57). “...and that you kill not the life which Allah has made sacred, save by right. That is what He has enjoined upon you, that you may understand” (Quran 6:152). The widely unaccepted interpretation of verses from the Qur’an as justification for terror is similar to the severely unfollowed interpretation of the Bible by the Klu Klux Klan. The K.K.K performs attacks of terror toward people of color, non christians, and immigrants. Hypocritically, manny fail to realize the presence of violence and extremists in their own religion. In the book of Deuteronomy, The Bible says that if someone expresses to you that they want to worship other gods, or more than one god, you must kill

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