Stereotyping Arabs

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The Stereotyping of Arabs
Persuasive Essay

The world is filled with different races, cultures, religions and beliefs; everyone has a different opinion and perspectives on life. Unfortunately not everyone respects other peoples personal opinions, this had led to discrimination, stereotyping, hatred and even war. After many incidents that affected the world; Arabs started being discriminated by many people. People were stereotyping the Arabs and they had the wrong image about them.

After several incidents that happened around the world, peoples view on Arabs changed. The media played a big role in “the stereotyping of Arabs”. It is one of the main reasons for people to think the way they are about Arabs. Many movies, television shows, newspapers, magazines, radios, internet websites and other types of media were talking about Arabs and Muslims and portrayed them as uneducated, uncivilized, extremists, close-minded people and they even showed them as terrorists. Hollywood; the main movie industry area in the world is mainly controlled by Jewish people. Jews have had unpleasant history with Muslims and a big percentage of Muslims are Arabs. Some of the Jewish publishers still hold a grudge and hatred towards Arabs and Muslims, so they would present them in negative ways and show them as a ”harm” to society. Many people become ignorant and get highly influenced and judge Arabs by the things they hear or see from the media without knowing the truth or meeting an Arab or actually visiting Arab and Muslim countries. Jokes, movies, cartoons, music, blogs, and videos belittle the Arabs and Muslim cultures, which is very offensive and blunt of them.

On September 11, 2001 a group of Muslims were charged of hijacking four airplanes, and intentionally crashing two of those into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and blowing it up with explosives, causing hundreds to die. This horrific incident was one of the main reasons that made...
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