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Islam Essay

  • Submitted by: ajahan2
  • on April 3, 2012
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 466 words

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The stereotypes of the Muslim community are very shameful. Three simple words, Terrorist, Jihad, and Allah, are used to criticize the Islamic faith. Comedians like Jeff Dunham use jokes like “Ahmed the Terrorist”. Even though he is not intentionally trying to be hurtful, ignorant viewers receive a tainted view of Islamic culture. Mass media   is also one of the reasons Muslims' reputations have suffered. The media displays pictures and and news of extremists, while ignoring Muslims who are contributing to the advancement of this nation. Newborn children do not get to choose their race, ethnicity or the religion that they would like to be born into. Yet, growing up their sense of self is heavily influenced by these three factors. I find strength in my Indian ancestry, a 5,000 year old culture, while being proud of being born an American. Similarly, I feel blessed being a Muslim. I have multiple identities, and all of them come together and manifest themselves in me. I am an American, a Muslim, an Asian, a son, a brother, a friend, and a part of the greater humanity. I hope to become many more things in the future: a doctor, a healer, a caregiver, and many more that I have not dreamed of yet. I want to touch, influence, and impact as many lives as I can.

The word Jihad has yet another, much more positive meaning. It means the struggle to improve the Muslim community. A minority may have crumbled the positive image of Muslims, but I can do my part in the other, greater, jihad that is taking place all across the United States. I want to be an American Muslim role model that will be an inspiration for the next generation, while dispelling the stereotyped caricature of Muslims for this generation.

The radical Muslims took lives and i want to preserve it. Doctors have a social responsibility to nurture the community. I feel as a doctor I can attempt to make up for the crimes and wrong doings of extremists in my religion. Wanting to become a doctor is an inherent...

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