Argumentative Paper

620 WordsMar 25, 20093 Pages
In “We’re Fighting Terror but Killing Freedom” by Randall Hamud, we are introduced to the topic of the government acting to persecute any and all Muslims in the United States, even without proper evidence or cause and without regard to any rights for U.S. citizens on United States soil. Hamud discusses his life and upbringing as an Arab American. He then discusses how after September 11 people were being accused of terrorist acts because of their nationality. As an attorney, he represented many other Arab Americans who were accused of terrorism-not because they were his own kind, but because he believed the law had been the first victim of terrorism. He also explains why people should not judge a book by its cover. Although he is an Arab American, Hamud is a very modernized Muslim, does not speak Arabic and possess many mainstream American qualities. I wholeheartedly agree with Hamud’s claims. We live in a world with many different races, nationalities and skin colors. Just because Arabs were responsible for September 11th does not make every single one of them worthy of being targets for persecution. Many people who are white Christian are just as capable of being criminal but their skin color allows them to blend in, making them appear less threatening. Prejudices and basic ignorance can make the foundation for a cruel world. Another claim Hamud made was that the rule of law had been the biggest victim of the September 11th attack. Isn’t this America, the land of freedom? Where every human being is innocent until proven guilty? The place where everyone has the right to a fair and just trial? Something is seriously wrong when Americans are having their homes and offices searched without their knowledge. Isn’t this a violation of privacy? Where is it written that a US citizen is able to be denied access to the judicial system? Our Constitution was

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