Terrorism Effects On Terrorism

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The 9/11 terrorism attack came as a great shock to the U.S, many lives were lost and they are grieved until this date. This terrorism attack had its positives and negative, the most beneficial result of the attack was higher security. However, this higher security raised suspicions on Muslims, and any middle eastern personnel travelling to the U.S were taken through higher security processes. This has resulted in a lot of backlash against the Muslim community. Each day people from the middle east are frowned upon. The whole ethnicity has been blamed for that one attack, Muslim community today is still suffering the backlash of an event that happened almost 15 years ago. Even though there is an implicit bias towards the Muslim community, and…show more content…
This attack effected the whole Muslim American community. It created an implicit bias, which gets stronger each day. Muslims have been subjected to an extremely intrusive interrogation process. Scholars estimate that 200,000 to 500,000 Muslims have been affected by this process. Over 18,000 Muslims have been deported. More than 15,000 Muslims have been detained or arrested. According to the Inspector General of the Justice Department, Muslim prisoners are subjected to extra ordinary legal and illegal treatment while in detention. Muslims are constantly looking behind their shoulders because they can feel that person on the sidewalk staring and judging. This implicit bias affects the hiring process for Muslims, which makes it harder to get jobs and easier to lose them. Many Muslims don’t have their neighbors’ full confidence making them feel insecure. There has also been a widespread of discrimination and harassment. Nearly 75 percent of Muslim Americans either know someone who has or have themselves experienced an act of anti-Muslim discrimination, harassment, verbal abuse or physical attack since September 11 (Zogby International). After 9/11 any attack that occurs Muslims are the first suspects, which clearly demonstrates the implicated bias towards Muslims. Recently it’s not only the Muslim community facing backlash it’s Islam as a whole that is being…show more content…
A man named Man Haron Monis, held hostage ten customers and eight employees of a Lindt chocolate café located at Martin Place. The event was treated as a terrorist attack. Two hostages were killed one by Monis, and the other by a police bullet ricochet in the subsequent raid. After the hostage-taker displayed an Islamic flag in the cafe 's window, many of Australia 's Muslims were understandably anxious about facing retribution. Soon after the attack many Muslims voiced not feeling safe riding in public transportation due to their religious attire. A hashtag “I’llridewithyou” started simply, with an act of compassion. Tessa Kum, a writer living in Sydney, told Guardian Australia she acted after seeing a tweet from TV reporter Michael James. Tessa Kum tweeted her regular train route and used the #I’llridewithyou to stand in solidarity with the Muslims who were afraid of using public transportation. A hashtag I’llridewithyou started simply, with an act of compassion. Tessa Kum, a writer living in Sydney, told Guardian Australia she acted after seeing a tweet from TV reporter Michael James: tweeted a screenshot from Rachel Jacobs and stated “This is what good people
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