Muslim Prejudice in Modern Youth Society

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Ever since the attacks on the Twin Towers, Islamic prejudice has been on the rise. A study by the Associated Press reveals that Islamic prejudice is more common now than in the 1980’s or 1990’s. The same study also shows that roughly 700 Arab related hate crimes had been executed in the weeks after 9/11. The acts of the 9/11 attacks entirely changed the outlook non-Islamic Americans have about Islamic Americans, foreign Muslims, and any Arabs of the kind. The American government needs to extinguish the prejudice because if the US citizens of America nullify each other over a mosque than there is no way we could ever defeat a greater calamity.

The terrorist organization responsible for the World Trade Center attacks was the Taliban. “The Taliban was initially a mixture of mujaheddin who fought against the Soviet invasion in the 1980s”(Bajoria). After the Cold War, the unstable government in Afghanistan was soon taken over after years of unpredictability. The Taliban absorbed power in 1994 with politics, and soon controlled the entire Afghanistan government in 1996 (Bajoria). Other than the Cold War, the main area where the Taliban and the US government crossed paths, was under Bill Clinton’s ruling. According to Jayshree Bajoria, tension between the United States and the Taliban was built when Bill Clinton refused to accept the Taliban as Afghanistan’s government. These factors created the vulgar bond between America and the terrorists.

One of the most recalled and virtually gut wrenching historical feats of terror in our time is the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Though contrary to popular belief, the Taliban actually did not attack the towers, Al Qaeda did. The gray area, is the fact that the Tal...

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