Muslim And Islam Vs. Perception Essay

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Muslim and Islam Vs. Perception The Islamic faith and the muslims in general have been victims of perception in America ever since the war in the Middle East started and the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The people that originate from the Middle East are perceived as terrorists or religious extremists. This perception has affected and continues to affect people from these parts of the world till the day of today. How Muslims and the Islam religion is perceived affects them in negative ways but these perceptions are far from reality. The world 's perception of Muslims of the Islamic religion aren’t the best. Commonly all of the Islamic faith or anyone related to Islam are considered violent extremists or terrorists. In the article The Perception of Islam and Muslims in the Media and the Responsibility of European Muslims Towards the Media by Professor Imam Mirza of Islamic History at the Zagreb stated “The Media shapes public opinion and covers realities by their censorship. The mass media are used as the most important weapon. [...]. The media shapes the world how we see it.” (1). Professor Mirza referred to the radio, newspapers, the Internet and especially the television as the media and said this is what shapes how we see the world but in the same article he later explained “Most Western with considerable financial resources and multiple channels try to show the rough side of the Islam to their public” (“Perception of…

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