“After Killings in France, Muslims Fear a Culture of Diversity Is at Risk”
This article “After Killings in France, Muslims Fear a Culture of Diversity Is at Risk” by Scott Sayare published on March 28th 2012 discusses the risk of the vanishing of a culture of diversity between Muslims and others in a city in southern France called Toulouse. This risk occurs, because a young Muslim man murdered four children in a Jewish school in that city. This relates to our discipline from last week, which is “History”. Ever since the bombings of September 11th 2001 of the World Trade Center and how Extremists that claimed to be Muslim admitted committing those horrible crimes, Muslims have been thought of as terrorists almost everywhere all over the world. From disturbing comments, to “random” security checks in airports; Muslims have been scrutinized by the public and the media out of fear of “Terrorism”. A lot of those people who commit those horrible crimes claim to have done those things (they don’t admit that they’re crimes), because their religion –Islam- tells them to do so. However, I know for a fact, because I am Muslim and come from a population where the majority are Muslims, that this is not what Islam preaches or teaches. Islam is about forgiving and living in peace and harmony. This article proves the effects of History on people’s images of Muslims, because a great amount of people believe that Islam preaches terrorism and/or Muslims are terrorists.
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