Muslim Americans Post 9/11: A Threat To Society

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Howard Community College Muslim Americans Post 9/11 “ A threat to society?” Sara Ibrahimi 0046208 English-121 Ms. Ferdinand 11/07/2013 Sara Ibrahimi English121 Prof. Tricia Ferdinand 07 November 2013 Muslim Americans Post 9/11 “A threat to society?” Prior to 9/11, there was virtually nothing published that related to Muslims in the United States, once the tragedy of 9/11 stroked Muslim Americans became the threat to many westerners. Muslim Americans have been inconvenienced since September.11, 2001, what many Americans do to assure safety and security has only been harassment in the daily lives of Muslim Americans from their workplace, to school, and at airports. They are viewed as a threat to society. For example Muslim…show more content…
This fear consists of going to school, going to work, going to worship their God (Allah) without being harassed. It is unthinkable how in a country of Freedom such free acts are questionable due to the discrimination a Muslims faces. Thomas Perez, the assistant U.S. attorney general for civil rights, told the panel that anti-Muslim sentiment has brought a surge last May in the number of federal discrimination cases involving zoning boards and other local authorities that have acted to prevent mosques from opening in their communities. That comes on top of more than 800 incidents of violence, vandalism and arson against people believed to be Muslim, Arab or South Asian, that the Justice Department has investigated since the September 11 attacks. Perez said there has been a 150 percent jump in workplace discrimination against Muslims, often over religious dress and worship schedules, while Muslim youth can often become the victims of school yard bullying." In each city and town where I have met with (Muslim) leaders, I have been struck by the fear that pervades their lives," Perez told the panel. Muslims have also witnessed a fierce debate over a Florida minister's threat to burn a Koran, as well as efforts in half a dozen U.S. states to ban the use of Muslim religious law on the pretext of a threat to the American legal system.…show more content…
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