Have you ever thought when did Islamophobia start to appear ? It
started to appear in 1912 . It caused fear to the citizens of Europe and the Westerns
when they started to frighten people of Islam . This had a bad effect on Islamic
countries as Islam became hated by most of the countries who felt fear from that thing
called Islamophobia . Over 15 million Muslims are living in Europe how had suffered
persecuted from a long time. It is stated that 57% of Muslim societies believe that
Muslims in the west and in Europe are not treated equally as the other citizens living
there. The cartoonist displayed perfectly Islamophobia inboth of these cartoons.
Thosecartoons at the top of the article represent the problem of Islamophobia .
The cartoon in which the giant dog appears is richer than the other one especially
when it comes to the persuasive techniques comparing Irony, Symbolism , labeling,
exaggeration and analogy.
Irony is one of the most important persuasive techniques that could
ever be used to deliver the cartoonist's message. It is the difference between the way
things are and the way things should be or the way things are expected to be. In The
dog cartoon irony is represented in the speech of the man saying "Don't be afraid I
call it freedom of speech." His words contradict with what is happening in real life.
The Europeans have their own religion and beliefs but actually they are
not convinced with Islam and they still think that Muslims are terrorists. In the FBI
cartoon the FBI stamp all Muslims as terrorists although they belief in freedom of
thought and religion ; they still think of Muslims as terrorists because of the ill deeds
done by some of the Muslims extremists. From both cartoons we conclude that the
Muslims are trying hard all over the world to prove that they are innocent from these
terrorist attacks and they condemn these brutal actions, but in vain .
Symbolism is one of the most important persuasive techniques that could
be used to deliver the cartoonist's message. Cartoonists use simple objects or
symbols to stand for larger concepts or ideas. The first cartoon, the giant dog is a
symbol for great hatred , racism and fear of Islam and Muslims that makes the dog
trying to attack the Muslims. in the second cartoon the FBI is a symbol of the
Americans who believes that Muslims are terrorists and trying to crush and get rid of
them by any means. We conclude at the end that the Europeans and the westerns are
dealing that Muslims are all terrorist and Islmophobia is a ghost according to them
and they can't apply democracy or freedom on Muslim people and families.
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