A full body or facial covering is a form of imprisonment as portrayed by the advertisement. Muslim women who live in predominately Islamic countries are being oppressed and campaigns such as The International Society for Human Rights try their hardest to stop this unjust treatment of women. The niqab is not a sign of religion, but a sign of docility. The Islamic faith essentially wants all Muslim women to conform to wearing a full body or facial covering whether they want to or not. Overall, this female oppression is wrong and
Post September 11, 2001 the life of a Muslim women living in America changed forever. Islamophobia is the prejudice against Islam or Muslims. Islamophobia is not a new concept, it has roots hundreds of years ago, however after 9/11 it became much more prevalent in America. Following 9/11 Western media used Islam and Muslim women who covered to inflict fear in American citizens. Western media framed Islam as a dangerous and hateful religion that needed to be stopped.
For many, using a religious/cultural argument in support of a ban would seem racist in such a “politically correct” obsessed world. For Dr Taj Harjey, a Muslim man himself, this is no dilemma. He and many others argue that the general public have been forced into a false sense of reality and are “misguided”. They say that the burka should be banned in Britain as it was imported from Saudi Arabia and has nothing to do with Islamic culture whatsoever. In one case, a Pakistani woman took a case to officials.
It is also a common stereotype that Islam is strictly an Arabic religion, or rather, that all Arabs are Muslims. Muslims justifiably worry that the terrorist activities of groups which identify themselves as Muslim have biased public opinion against all followers of Islam. The term "Muslim terrorist" is incorrect, they say, because anyone who adheres to the principles of Islam could not be a terrorist. In addition, it should be not... ... middle of paper ... ...tian farmer quoted in the Washington Post, "America has killed thousands of Iraqi children," said Hassan, 34, ... "They want to destroy Islam as a religion." Bibliography Agha, Dr. Olfat Hassan.
These extremist would see any other religions wiped off the face of the planet because they do not believe in the Islamic faith. Not all Muslims think like this, but because people have taken in the idea that all Muslims think like this people think that they all have bad intentions in their minds. The solution to this problem is that the people of the United States need to stop blaming the average Muslim person for what happened. It is not the everyday Muslim who bombed the twin towers. It was the Muslim Extremist group of Al-Qaeda.
Until Muslim women start being accurately represented in the media, they will continue to be excluded. Thus, the West needs to be more educated regarding Muslim cultures and discontinue portraying them in such a negative and narrow way. These Muslim women are negatively impacted by this negative representation as it alienates them from the rest of the Canadian nation. These women feel that there is a frequent inaccuracy in how they are portrayed which is problematic because these negative connotations make people believe that all Muslim people are homogenous. Another strategy is for Muslim women themselves to increase their Islamic knowledge and to actively assert their identity.
They would most likely be angered and therefore turn against the Muslim community. It would cause unrest on the part of the target audience. The minority audience, the Muslim commu... ... middle of paper ... ...a way that makes the reader believe it. Casualty is also poorly written by Barbara Machin. She too cannot get her facts right about the Muslim people.
The police are often swift and brutal; and many outspoken people are quickly silenced. There are many reasons why we should turn our gaze toward the Muslim country. In Saudi Arabia, women have little to no rights, and are often mistreated. Treated like animals, these people hide behind how they are doing nothing wrong. They are merely stating that: “The women like it,” or “it’s part of our culture, who are you to judge?” When in actuality, these are merely excuses used to cover up the ugly truth of what is occurring, the oppression of women.
It is time they realized they have much common ground” by Arzu Merali, the author points out what feminists have assumed of Muslim women. “The Islamic Human Rights Commission receives case after case of employers and educators using this image of the downtrodden Muslim woman to excuse discrimination. Muslim women are denied many opportunities on the assumption that they will- if not on a whim then by force- get married, or have many children. Or they face the horrendous dilemma of having to choose between employment and their Islamic garb.” We are not prepared to enter a discussion on Muslim women if we do not understand that our stereotypical images are not accurate. The purpose of this project is to bring light to the facts of Islam, of women, and of the Qur'an.
Since the September 11 attacks, numerous Americans have labeled Muslims in the United States as a risk to our country due to the fact that they share their religion with the extremists responsible for worldwide terrorism. Muslim that live in America continue to face isolation and danger because of their faith. Many people are responsible for this labeling, including journalists, politicians, and religious fanatics. Those mainly responsible for giving Muslims in America a modern day scarlet letter are the extremists themselves. Following the 9/11 attacks, classmates, employers, and to a certain level the US government have shown bias against the Muslim religion.