Discrimination has been going on for a long time now against specific people such as African Americans during and before the civil rights movement or . The word discrimination means the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. There has been discrimination against Muslims in America. The start of discrimination against Muslims has been influenced by the events following 9/11. The events following 9/11 started the discrimination against Muslims in America.
The event of 9/11 was one of the most tragic days in America. The event of 9/11 was an event in which terrorists hijacked American planes and deliberately crashed them into the twin towers. Many people had lost their lives or had physical problems following the event. People would face emotional problems after losing their close friends and family members from the event After the event of 9/11, there was discrimination of Muslims because of how Muslims were accused that they were the one’s responsible for the event of 9/11 (Even though that they were not responsible for the 9/11 attack)The events following 9/11 marked a significant turning point for many minority groups(especially Muslims) “Discrimination and hate crimes rose sharply, and in the nine weeks following September 11th, the Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee confirmed over 700 violent acts against Muslims and on those perceived to be Muslim”.(Goal Saedi.2013)
The increase of Islamophobia rose after the event of 9/11. The term “Islamophobia came into common usage in 1997 as a result of the British Runnymede Trust Commission on British Muslims. Islamophobia is defined as "dread or hatred of Islam and therefore, to the fear and dislike of all Muslims”. (Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection2013) “There was a research conducted which was called the “shooter bias”. The "shooter bias" paradigm is well-known in discrimination
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