What Do We Think About Iran? Essay

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What do we really know about Iran? Speaking for myself, hardly anything at all. So how is it that I have came to the assumption that this country, and these people, are all dangerous, terroristic, and a threat to society? There are many misconceptions Westerners have of middle eastern people, Iranians in particular. Conclusions are made about these foreigners with limited or unreliable evidence to support them. In a world filled with biased media how do we know what is the truth?
"Iran aggressively pursues these weapons [of mass destruction] and exports terror, while an unelected few repress the Iranian people 's hope for freedom. ... States like these, and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world."--President George W. Bush
It is misguided information like this that encourages our assumptions of Iranians. Thanks to people like President Bush, those of us who don’t know better have just came to the conclusion that Iran is an evil pace filled with evil people. It is believed that Iran is destructive and has threatened to attack a number of countries including the United States. We think they are a treacherous armed country with destructive nuclear weapons, and that they hold a massive threat to global peace. Other beliefs are that the Iranian citizens are dangerous as well and they advocate for war because they are all anti Israel and they hate everything American. Our presumptions are abusive to Iran and Iranian people.…

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