The full throttle attack has since caused tensions to escalate at all time highs between America and Islamic nations. And "the cost of vengeance (instead of justice) has also been high: A further turn towards hatred and a rise in those who think most Muslims are terrorists, that Islam is a threat to the world, etc." ("War on Terror," ) Arabs that have lived in America all there lives have suffered much hatred, prejudices, profiling by their resemblemce to the identities and faces of those involved in the 9/11 attacks. "An identity view: In a New York Times article appearing a week after the horror that befell America on September 11, a Muslim woman described her dilemma this way: "I am so used to thinking about myself as a New Yorker that it took me a few days to begin to see myself as a stranger might: a Muslim woman, an outsider, perhaps an enemy of the city. Before last week, I had thought of myself as a lawyer, a feminist, a wife, a sister, a friend, a woman on the street.
Sunni caliphs worried that the Shia Imams would use this massacre to capture public imagination and topple monarchs. This fear resulted in the further persecution and marginalization of Shias. As a result of segregation between the two groups of Muslims, they have framed the current crises in Syria and Iraq. Where once the conflict between Sunni and Shiite
All of these strains add up to make a tension filled country with a lot of underlying problems, that were contradictions to what is portrayed. A clear example of tensions within Germany at this time was the strain within the minorities and against them. There was a lot of discrimination towards the minorities whom joined Germany, be it Poles, French, Jews. Tensions were there as discriminations against both the ethnicities and the religions. There was an influx of Jewish people into Germany, therefore the anti-emetic actions grew larger, despite it already being apparent that the Kaiser was anti-Semitic himself, at the end of the19th century there was a wave of anti Semitic publications, the Kaiser is known to have read these books etc.., this causes great tensions, as clearly the population agrees with their Kaiser’s opinion causing anti-Semitism to rise.
There have been laws put into place to prevent racial profiling based on an individuals religion or religious appearance in four states, Alaska, California, Massachusetts and Arkansas. (Racial Profiling, 2009) Orientalism is a demeaning point of view a person, often from the western hemisphere, has towards individuals from Asian or Arabic Middle Eastern decent. A couple examples of characteristics are mysteriousness and religious extremism. The number of hates crimes towards Muslims and Arabs have risen since the 9/11 attacks. People are often judged and immediately associated with terrorist groups simply by looking a certain way.
However, the USA’s war on terror has had a negative effect on many countries in the world as well as their own, and their citizens by creating animosity in the international community, causing a downturn in their own economy and their major allies, and ruining their international reputation. War on Terror The War on Terror was a military campaign lead by the USA to destroy terrorist throughout the world. Their largest target being Al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden. Other countries that have joined the War on Terror are Japan, Canada, Britain, Australia and Spain. However some countries have pulled out due to terrorist attacks within their own country, which in turn can ruin the USA’s
The devastating tragedy of 9/11 left all of America mourning. The horrific event opened the eyes of Americans, the fact that America was not invincible shocked many. The realization that the country was not undefeatable led to drastic changes. Post 9/11 security was increased, racial profiling became common, and foreigners were misjudged. The threat of terrorist attacks changed American culture immensely; the devastation wakened the need for protection and a sense of security.
Newspapers, homepages, and newscasts filled their content with prejudiced information which distorted many Americans point of view. A quote aired from ABC News Message Board displays exactly how the nation felt directly after the attacks, “The Muslims are a bunch of savages that should be nuked off the face of the earth. The Islamic way of life, their nations,
Due to the violence and extremism of a few members of Islam, people of Middle Eastern origins or members of Islam have been subjected to increased hostility in the United States. The group as a whole is being punished for the crimes of a few. The United States
The Middle East is a region rich in culture and tradition. It is true that there are the extremist that do things in the name of Allah – i.e. terrorists – but every culture and religion has its extremists. The Orient should not be judged based on what the minority does but, yes on what the majority does. In the end, Riverbend’s blog is somewhat of an eye opener to those who were not fully aware not only of the actual situation in Iraq in terms of the war but, also about how the Iraqi people live.
The Cold War lead too many of today’s most spoke of history. Anticommunism and McCarthyism is known worldwide and has had much to do with how the government and people where afraid of speaking out against McCarthy. When reading this essay the difference between anticommunism and McCarthyism was told and also how the media covered the controversy. The American foreign policy is how decisions and determine are made by anticommunism and how the Red Scare changed people life’s