Essay On Islamophobia In America

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Islamophobia in America
A 2011 study by the Pew Research Center puts the number of Muslims in the U.S., at 2.6 million. So that is only 0.7% of the total population in America that follow the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad. Prior to September 11, 2001, Muslims were able to coexist in a pluralistic American Society, but since that tragic day in history, things have changed dramatically. The hideous acts performed by Islamic extremists that early autumn morning, has spawned a fear that has engulfed this nation as a whole. Muslims living in America became racially targeted in public and secretly feared in private. Fearing horrible acts similar to that day; would ever be repeated, became prevalent in most American minds. While Muslims living in America worried they or other members of their family would become targets of retaliation from fear
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I try to live my life being tolerant of others beliefs and traditions, but I also fear what is different or unknown. As a famous short green Jedi once said’ “Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, and hate leads to the dark side”. Fear that leads to judgment of people’s appearance, culture, and belief’s. I have had two important relationships in my life, and because of that I have read into Judaism and Mormonism, to get a better understanding of their religion. I have also attended a few other mass services within the Christian faith just out of curiosity to see how they have differed from the tradition Catholic masses I am accustomed. I hope that by the end of this class, I can get a general overview of the religions we will cover and obtain a better understanding of the traditions and moral codes, that each of the religions abide to. I believe if Religious leaders began finding and discussing what are the similarities in religion rather than always focusing on what is different, tolerance and growth will spun in our

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