The media and Islam
The media coverage of Islamic faith has changed dramatically beginning of the new millennium, both in quantity and quality. The events of September 11, 2001, thrusts Islam into the global media forefront, not only in the increase of coverage news and entertainment media, but, also the ways in which Islam was framed by the media changed as well. Although this entire negative views of media toward Islam, Professor Nash interprets the growth of Islam in societies. In my perspective, I believe that the followers of the Islamic faith in United States will take some change in the future since the media play a significant role for the coverage of the threads concerning Muslims, but whatever, it still America is the land of freedom of religions and it remains people who can separate between righteous and vicious.
According to Professor Nash, the Muslims are the world’s fastest growing religious group. He identified Islam as a religion of peace and mercy for the entire humanity, even though the negative stereotype of Islamic faith introduced by the coverage media, which increase the fear or hatred of Islam across the globe, and it contributes harmful information and portrayals of Muslims’ religion. The stereotype usually represents violence as an inseparable part of being Muslim, as well as religion as justification for violent actions. For example, media portrayals presented Muslims’ women as passive victims of male power imposed upon them, or as...