Are all Muslims terrorist?
I. History of Islam in America before and after 9/11.
1.) Settlement of Muslims in America
a.) Overview of Muslims immigration
b.) Muslims vs. black movement
2.) How was Islam viewed before 9/11 by other religions?
a.) Catholic Church view (Islam was a threat)
3.) How are Muslims viewed after 9/11?
a.) Muslims were the new “black”
b.) Spied by FBI and CIA
c.) Islamophobia (political move): Islam is not a religion at all but a political
cult, that Muslims cannot be good Americans and that mosques are fronts for
extremist ‘jihadist.’ II. How has media helped in stereotyping Muslims as terrorists? 1.) Historical Stereotype by media
a.) Black Americans are thieves
b.) All blonde women are dumb
c.) All Muslims are terrorists
2.) Example of Anders Behring Breivik
a.) Killed around 80 people, admitted it was a terrorist act and that he was
supporting his Christian beliefs
b.) Promoted by media as “ Mass Murderer”, “ Mass Killer”, “ Mad Man” and “
c.) Never promoted as “ Christian Terrorist”
3.) Why does media promote all Muslims as terrorist?
a.) It sells: the biased media is an important factor in feeding the
wrong beliefs that terrorism is attached to Muslims and Islam rather than other
religions because it received more views and rating after 9/11. III. Not all Muslims are terrorists BUT most terrorists are Muslims. 1.) Media profiling on most radical terrorist attacks based on:
a.) Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Soil by Group, From 1980 to 2005, According
to FBI Database
b.) FBI: chronological list of all terrorist attacks committed on U.S. soil from
year 1980 all the way to 2005. 2.) Islamic terrorism is exaggerated
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