The Cause Of Islamophobia In The United States

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Short and fat, huge hooked noses, greedy, selfish penny pinchers. That’s what came to mind if a German heard the word Jew back in 1935. Almost 100 years later, it’s hard to believe the world could be that cruel. But what comes to mind when you hear the word Muslim. Is it a towel wrapped, goat loving terrorist, holding an AK-47? This way of thinking, this unfair hatred of people we don’t even know, is called Islamophobia, and it’s very common in the US. Islamophobia isn’t only a way of thinking, it’s a disease, and just like any other disease, people need to recognize that this is a problem, then look at the causes, side-effects, and possible cures.
Islamophobia is defined on Dictionary.com as the “hatred or fear of Muslims or of their
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People elected into positions of power either have radical views, or choose not to educate the public with the facts. That statement is proven by the amount of people who are mislead on this issue. One obvious example of an ignorant leader is Donald Trump. Trump has made it quite obvious that he doesn 't like Muslims. He’s said he is open to closing Mosques in the US if he is elected president (CNN). A Mosque is the Muslim version of a church, a place where Islamic people can go to worship Allah. This would be breaking Muslim Americans First Amendment Rights. Mr. Trump isn’t the only person to blame. Leaders and famous people all over the country are misinforming the Americans, planting stereotypes and making people fear for their …show more content…
The first option is to look at what’s happening now. Since the attacks in Paris only four short months ago, there’s been 38 hate crimes against Muslim Americans (Siemaszko). These crimes haven’t been American’s killing terrorists, they’ve been Americans killing Americans. Attacks like this do absolutely nothing to help the situation. The only outcome of these attacks is more suspicion from each group. The second option is to look at what can happen in the future if no solution is found. In 1942, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, thousands of Japanese Americans were thrown into Internment camps. Their lives were completely torn apart. If steps aren’t taken in the right direction, this could easily happen today to Muslim

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