It is 2016, so why is it that a religion is consistently blamed for and thought of immediately when a tragedy unfolds, whether it is on American or foreign soil? Why do Americans believe that Muslims need to identify and condemn these vicious attacks carried out by people who are Muslim? Islam has become associated to any negative coverage that is blasted through all media platforms. To be more speci...
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...ve to earn a right to even live in the United States.
In conclusion, society has yet to come a long way since 9/11. Tragic and unfortunate events have only seemed to be unfolding more frequently and declared to be in the name of Islam. No matter how often American Muslims and foreign Muslims try to voice their side of what our religion is ultimately like, it is as if we are ignored for what we have to say, and yet society expects an apology. Terrorism has no religion. Muslims have been hijacked of their own faith. We have become targets of terror organizations that claim to be Muslim and “practice” what the Quran emphasizes. The media has been doing Muslims (and other minorities and immigrants) an injustice. It does not reflect who we are, how poorly we are represented by it, and the lack of diversity it portrays. We are hurt. We are angry. And we have had enough.
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