Islamophobia SEAN MCGOVERN. Should Muslims be feared?

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Islamophobia SEAN MCGOVERN

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IslamophobiaSEAN MCGOVERN

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Should Muslims be feared?

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Timeline On August 16th, 2006, British passengers on board a flight from Malaga to Manchester requested that two

Asian men would be removed from the plane. According to a spokesman for the Civil Guard in Malaga, these men had aroused suspicion because of their appearance and the fact that they were speaking in a foreign language thought to be an Arabic language, and the pilot was refusing to take off until they were escorted off the plane.

On November 21, 2006, six Muslims were removed from a US Airways flight at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport. This event led to an outcry from Muslim organizations in America saying that what happened showed the increasing prejudice acts against Muslims in America.

On August 25, 2010, a New York taxi driver was stabbed after a passenger asked if he was Muslim.

In April 2012, the media reported that the Joint Forces Staff College taught an anti-Islam course.

In September 2012 the group Stop Islamization of America, which has been labeled a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, ran advertisements in the New York City subway which said, "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad."

British ministers had been criticized in October 2006 for helping to "unleash a public anti-Muslim backlash".

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-Islamophobia: a hatred or fear of Islam or Muslims, especially when feared as a political force.

-Muslim: a follower of the religion of Islam.

-Prejudice: preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.

-Terrorist: a person who uses terrorism in the pursuit of political aims.

-Discrimination: the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.

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Did you know? -On July 1, 2009,

Marwa El-Sherbini was stabbed

to death in a courtroom in

Dresden, Germany. She had just

given evidence against her

attacker who had used insults

against her because she wore

an Islamic headscarf.

-Since the Partition of India,

Muslims have been targeted by

the Hindu community and have since

been involved in sectarian violence in

the country.

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Arguments

For Islamophobia:

Evan DeIacova states: “I would be for it because I feel that they should stay out of our country because they have their own. From past experiences in the United States such as 9/11, I don’t think that they are worthy of being able to come into our country.”

Against Islamophobia:

Gabe Mueller states: “I believe that even though they are from a different part of the world and have different religious views, we shouldn’t be scared of them.”

Matt Schwartz states: “I don’t think Muslims should be feared. I don’t think all of them are trying to kill us.”

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Religious stance

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