Discrimination Against Muslim Essay

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The Muslim religion is one of the most discriminated against minorities in the world. Many people believe that Muslim people are a threat to their society, and therefore treats them like they are inhuman and untrustworthy. Another minority that is greatly discriminated against is women. Sadly, there are people out there who have to deal with the marginalization of both women and the Muslim religion. Muslim women are treated unfairly in America (primarily after 9/11) and in their Islamic religion because many people assume that they are a threat and the Muslim religion has a strong male bias; if the media stops crucifying Muslim women and instead treats them as equals, then the world will be one step closer to ending discrimination against Muslim …show more content…
In fact, just recently in 2015, a Muslim woman was denied a Diet Coke from a flight attendant because she might, “use it for a weapon”. Then after she complained, another passenger said, “You Muslim, you need to [shut up]. You know you would use it as a weapon, so [shut up].” (Hussain 2015). This is just one of the many examples of how horribly Muslim women are treated even today. Even though it 's been a decade and a half since 9/11, documented hate crimes towards Muslim women are five times higher than before 2000. In a 2014 poll, an astonishing 73% of Americans view Muslims negatively. Within 2015 alone, there have been several incidents of Muslims being assaulted, murdered, and mosque burnings.
Even in the Muslim religion itself, women are treated with inequality. In the book I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, Malala, a girl who speaks up and fights for her rights, has her village taken over by the Taliban. Then, on October 9th, 2012, he was shot in the head while taking a bus from school. It was expected that no one would survive, but Malala miraculously recovered and she now tells her story to people everywhere in order to help raise

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