In terms of changes to U.S. policy, there have been some signs of an informal reverse in the terrible backlash against Muslims and Arabs which occurred after 9/11, however according to one 2008 report, actual policies may be more biased than ever before. The Justice Department has recently announced changes to their investigation policies for FBI agents in which would allow questioning based on ethnicity rather than probable cause, and allow for general, open-ended questions rather than the current policy of pursuing on predetermined line of questioning. Orientalism is the simplistic view of the people and history of the Orient, with no recognition of change over time or the diversity within its many cultures. Because of Orientalism, many Muslims and Arabs are being stereotyped against due to their religion. As of today, September 10, 2010, a Florida Pastor Terry Jones has threatened to burn copies of the Quran (Islam’s Holy Book), because he feels the Book of Quran is of the Devil. With the rise of hate crimes toward Arabs and Muslims on the rise, this course of action would be devastating for the Arab and Muslim communities. Although many Americans do not agree with Pastor Ted Jones, his actions will cause further separation... [continues]
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