Muslims "Labelled As Terrorists" Essay

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"Few of us can easily surrender our belief that society must somehow make sense. The thought that The State has lost its mind and is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. And so the evidence has to be internally denied. "
-- Arthur Miller

"The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them. "
-- George Orwell
author of 1984

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Contents
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Introduction

Literature Review

Methods

Questionnaire and Analysis of Results

Evaluation

Conclusion

Bibliography

(A few sections have been taken out to minimise the size of the file, please mail me if you need the pic sources, etc.)

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INTRODUCTION (FrontPage)
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"We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it."
-- Ariel Sharon
Israeli Prime Minister, Zionazi
Knesset, Tel Aviv, October 3, 2001

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Introduction
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Ten years ago, I did not know the meaning of a terrorist. A decade ago, I couldn't have imagined how life would change in the years to come, not just for me, but for my family and my 1.2 billion brothers and sisters around the world.

I come from a middle class family who believe and practice the fundamentals of Islam. We are taught the behaviour of the Prophet Mohammad. In our lives we were not told to believe in anything if we didn't think it was true, we were taught the basic and fundamentals of Islam and the life of the prophets. Once we learnt that, we already knew what it meant to be a Muslim. This doesn't make us a perfect Muslim; as we have to learn and practise the ways of Islam ourselves, while our parents and others give us advice and guidance.

My belief didn't change the way I thought about non Muslims. To me, we all come from the same two people. I had the opportunity of going to an International School where there were mixed races from all across the world; from as far as South America, Canada to Australia and Russia. It was a time that I admired America as the land of freedom. I had always heard this among people talking politics, and at one time, I believed it to be true.

After some time all this changed, when one day I found out that there were American Soldiers in Saudi Arabia.

I started seeking knowledge about everything that had been happening in the Islamic World for the past two or three decades. From what I learnt over the past years, has made me so sad and angry. The facts are there, but people tend to listen to their governments and the media without looking at the facts. These are the worst years of every Muslims life as well as non Muslims who are caught in the end result of all this. In many peoples view Muslims have been branded and labelled, as terrorists by the majority of the Western Media and Governments, bringing about resentment through out the western world against...

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