Terrorism Has Caused By Terrorism Essay

1042 Words Dec 18th, 2015 5 Pages
“American Muslim claims she suffered “inhuman treatment” after being detained for 13 hours by border officials at Heathrow. Ayan Mohamud, 18, who was on her first trip abroad to visit family in Leicester, alleged she was being “judged” because of her faith after the Paris attacks” (standard.co.uk). Muslims around the world are being misinterpreted and seen differently because of life-changing events and terrorism. A reason as simple as the location of where a Muslim is contributes to the treatment they receive from others. In result of catastrophic events caused by terrorism, people, specifically Americans, have developed a mind-set towards Muslims as a population and not looking at each Muslim as an individual.
Terrorism: “refer[s] only to [those] violent acts that are intended to create fear and are perpetrated for a religious, political or ideological goal and deliberately target or disregard the safety of noncombatants” (dawn.com). Consequently, terrorism has resulted in misconstrued views towards Muslims. “The fact that 71 perfect of American voters in the 2014 midterms were worried about a terrorist attack in the U.S. homeland is an indication that violent groups like al Qaeda, the Islamic State and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are still hovering in the minds of many Americans” (nationalinterest.org). The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, is an organization that can force the worlds military into action halfway around the globe in a snap. ISIL is…

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