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United we Stood and DIvided we Fall Essay

  • Submitted by: Hasstyle
  • on September 20, 2008
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 1,831 words

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United we stood, Divided we fell

“These colors don’t run!” This slogan was the bumper sticker on every car with an American Flag waving. Everyone was buying American flags or something that was red, white and blue, except Ray Hanania. Ray Hanania is a proud Arab-American who did not need to go out like all the other Americans to purchase an American flag, because he had a big flag on his lawn before 9/11. Hanania’s father was a veteran of World War II, and he considered himself to be a Veteran. Hanania’s life changed drastically after the incident of 9/11. After 9/11, a colleague of his said “We are at war. We are at war. And your people did it.” (Hanania, 2006, September 16). America – the Land of the free, are the reasons why so many immigrants are currently living here, because according to the US constitution: equal rights, freedom of speech and privacy is guaranteed. However, not everyone is roofed under the US constitution, because in today’s world, the Muslim community has been targeted, their rights and freedoms and opportunities have been stripped from them and nothing is being done about it. The perception of Muslims has been altered through the media since before and after the tragedy of 9/11 because of ignorance and politics.
It is a day that will not be forgotten, September 11, 2001, amongst the thousand of lives that were lost, with the fall of the remarkable skyscrapers also came a fall of the Muslim community. Two planes crashed into the New York City’s highest skyscrapers; the World Trade Center, killing approximately three thousand people. It was a terrorist attack on America; “Who did this and why?” If you asked someone this question, there is a 90 percent chance; they would reply “Bin Laden” or “Muslims”. The truth of the matter is, 19 Muslims did plot and followed through with this attack, however the whole Muslim community seems to be paying the consequences ever since. The perceptions of Muslims have been changed drastically since the...

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