The Influence Of Transgobia In The Media

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The public 's opinion and voice are the strongest asset for the media and politicians to exploit and manipulate to follow what they believe and not what is right. People are being manipulated and brainwashed into thinking that Islamophobia is right in society and organizations and politicians such as Fox News, Jihad Watch, Mitt Romney, and Bill Maher to name a few, who spread this message of hatred and Islamophobia. This argument is the subject of Professor Corey Saylor 's journal entitled, “The U.S. Islamophobia Network: Its Funding and Impact,” which gives rigorous and authentic detail about the presence of Islamophobia and the monetary support given to certain hate groups such as Jihad Watch from other organizations or celebrities. Saylor …show more content…
First off, people have this misconception that just because someone is Muslim that means they are some type of terrorist. Not only is this allegation outright racist, but it is also incorrect. Allah teaches in the Qur 'an to “fight in the cause of God against those who fight you, but do not transgress limits. God does not love transgressors" (Surah Al-Baqarash 2:190) and "If they seek peace, then seek you peace. And trust in God for He is the One that heareth and knoweth all things” (Surah Al-Anfal 8:61), so contrary to popular belief, Islam is a religion that preaches peace and compassion, and it is strictly forbidden to take the life of an innocent person in Islam. Another misconception is that Muslims oppress women and give them little to no rights. The Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, mentions the issue of women in Islam in his hadiths, "The most perfect in faith amongst believers is he who is best in manner and kindest to his wife” (Sunan Abu Dawud), and what most people do not understand is that the Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, spoke in favor of women 's right. Even in the Qur 'an it says, “O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Nor should you treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the dowry you have given them, except when they have become guilty of open lewdness. On the contrary live with them on a footing of kindness and equity,” it is prohibited in Islam to mistreat women, especially one 's wife (Surah An-Nisa 4:19). Finally, people believe that Muslims disrespect other religions and hate Jesus, pbuh. Islam has always given respect and freedom of religion to all faiths. It is stated in the Qur 'an, "God forbids you not, with regards to those who fight you not for [your] faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and

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