The United States Of Internment Camps And Segregation With The Progress For Equality

1896 Words Dec 11th, 2016 8 Pages
There is no reason for the United States to return to internment camps and segregation with the progress for equality ongoing, but with the rise of terrorism and racial targeting, Muslims are scapegoats in a country that is constantly undergoing change. Islamophobia, or the fear of Islam, is not the reason to justify hate crimes against millions of people attempting to live their lives. Muslims do not have the opportunity to seek justice like the Civil Rights movement groups did as Muslims are already seen as a threat to US society and will be meet with strong resistance from all sides, even among their own people. Exploring how Islam impacts United States culture and society, demonstrating how Islamophobia is spread through social media and easily manipulates people’s minds will bring change and tolerance to a country that needs to focus on its main issue: terrorism and how to stop it without blaming others for their problems.
Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world with over 1.3 billion followers. Founded by Muhammad in the 7th century, Islam first came to the United States through the slave trade. The slaves managed to retain their faith, leading to a population of about 3 million Muslims living in modern day America. While Islam is the second-largest faith in the United States, it often comes in conflict with society, politics, and even with other religions. Furthermore, this lead to Islamophobia, or prejudice against Islam. Thus, Islamophobia has lead to the…

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