Media Influence On Muslims

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Introduction

It is a huge relevance in today’s world and surrounding how media affects all of us. Media cultivates the perception of our mind and the way how we view things because it is heavily congested with a biasness by one spectrum of perspective. The targeted community that is seen in the media are usually the vulnerable and diverse groups. This can come from a spectrum of different people such as different race, different religion, disable people, indigenous community and the LGBT community. A huge debate and sensitive topic has always been about the Muslims. Being a nature that Muslims are of another religion, its been depicted to be always seen as a ‘terrorist’ stereotype and the kind of news that is being fed in the media is always
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The involvement of a few radical and extreme believers in the religion, made Islam a religion that is seen in the mainstream story by depicting that ‘all’ Muslims are terrorists. ‘The events surrounding the terrorist attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001 set the scene for the media 's distinct role in the developing discourse on terrorism’ (Aly, 2007). Its very unavoidable to see this happen but media should not feed only on the extremists, but they should also focus on others who are doing outstanding jobs who are Muslims. Muslims who are a minority in different parts of the world struggle a day to day basis, base on this predicament …show more content…
Muslims of Australia has been saying that ‘as a result of media bias, they are vilified in society as “terrorists”, and discriminated in the workplace’ (Kabir, 2006). As many other countries around the world wanting to strive, Australia is also working on being a country where it is an ideal for multicultural people to live in and that no one should feel excluded. It has been seen that these multicultural policies always been criticise to be very biased and outright limiting to the people. Australian Muslims are people who get stopped in the airport and gets questioned regularly by many people, and it is said that their ‘belief systems are problematic, as they were oppositional or difficult to negotiate within Australian society’ (Foster et al.,

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