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Islamophobia The Fear Of Anything Related To Islam

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Many people remember September 11, 2001 as a day when 19 Muslim extremists hijacked four commercial airplanes and flew them into sundry buildings and areas across the United States. This includes the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., a field in Pennsylvania, and the place where the most damage occurred, the North and South Twin Towers in New York City. Over 3,000 people were killed in these attacks, mostly workers in the towers and the Pentagon who were of all races and religions including Muslims, Sikhs, and Hindus. Calamities like this should bring people together so that they may comfort one another after a great loss. Instead, it drove people apart out of fear of their safety in their own ...view middle of the document...

These pieces of information is what causes the majority of conflation between Muslims, Sikhs, and various other religions that wear the same type of attire/body hair. Because they for the most part have some of the same ideals in their lifestyles. Conflation like this can be deadly because in many cases people who commit hate crimes that are directed towards Muslims, actually commit a hate crime against a person or people of entirely different religions. An example of this is the violent assault against Prabhjot Singh, a Sikh man. In an article by Maria Alvarez Prabhjot Singh, Columbia professor, attacked in hate crime, she writes that “Columbia University professor Dr. Prabhjot Singh, recalling the Saturday night attack in which he said his jaw was broken by assailants yelling anti-Muslim slurs at him, asked Monday: “Did they know what they were doing?”” This is an example of a hate crime that occurred out of conflation between Muslim Americans and a person of an entirely different religion. Even Prabhjot Singh acknowledged there must have been conflation involved in the attack, when he asked “Did they (the assailants) know what they were doing?” in Prabhjot Singh, Columbia professor, attacked in hate crime by Maria Alvarez. The assailants involved in the attack were estimated to be 14 - 15 years old. This shows how much of an effect conflation between Muslim extremists, Muslim Americans, Sikhs, and many other religions, has on the actions of people in America towards people who are thought to resemble Muslim extremists. That even children as young as 14 view a terrorist on television, or hear their friends making jokes about terrorists, muslims, and people who wear turbans and can use what they have learned as reason to attack random innocent people on the streets. Conflation can reach all age groups, and the attack on Prabhjot Singh is a product of that. It is also a reason why Muslim Americans have become pariahs post 9/11.
In history, there have been many cases of outright hatred for certain religions and people apart of those religions. An example of this is the holocaust, where German Nazis exterminated over 6 million Jewish people just because they were Jewish and that made them evil. The same ideology for hatred against Muslim Americans is present, but it does not have nearly the same actions occurring because of it. In various parts of America, Anti-Islamic behavior is practiced by certain groups and people in public, just in spite of Islam and Muslims. An example is in the Park51 protest video, where at about ten minutes in, a random person interrupts the speaker who is trying to explain to people what Islam is. The interrupter starts yelling out phrases such as “You’re an enemy of the constitution” and “You’re an idiot” just because the speaker was expressing his views and informing people about false information. This is also a great contributor towards the amount of hate towards Muslim Americans. They are not even allowed to...

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