Important points :
60% of respondents to survey say they have seen abuse or discrimination directed at fellow Muslims, up from 40% in 2010.
A survey has showed that the majority of British Muslims say that have witnessed discrimination against followers of Islamic faith and that this hate is being provoked and influenced by politicians and media.
More than two-thirds of Muslims told the survey they had heard anti-Islamic comments by politicians, and half thought politicians condoned Islamophobic acts. Nearly nine out of 10 thought discrimination was driven by the way Muslims are portrayed in media coverage.
How it relates to my case study:
This is important to my case study,because I can use these statistics as clear evidence about discrimination about muslims.It shows the real British muslims perception of how they are being treated for example Subtle effects of discrimination are also on the rise, the study claims. It found 63% said they had experienced “being talked down to or treated as if you were stupid; having your opinions minimised or devalued”, up from 38% in 2010.
More than half said they had been “overlooked, ignored or denied service in a shop, restaurant or public office or transport”, while three-quarters said they had been stared at by strangers.
This shows that extremist Islamist ideology is high and that civilians are in moral panic,because of the ‘rising terrorist threat’.
The crude, anti-Muslim demagoguery filling the stump speeches of Ben Carson and Donald Trump has been reinforced by a similarly toxic current of Islamophobia creeping into the liberal mainstream.
When asked at a public event how to “get rid” of America’s “Muslim problem”, Republican frontrunner Trump answered, “We’ll be looking into that and many other things.”
How it relates back to my case study:
The fact that Americans use the language like ‘get rid’ and ‘Problem’ shows the hatred and the fact they believe that Muslim problem are a problem. It is evident that press always try to blame all the fault on muslims and they are seen as scapegoats. We can close mindness of the politicians and public figures as they don’t intend to spur individual acts of violence against Muslims.
A young Muslim woman living in Britain campaigns for the release of her immigrant husband from his detainment in a holding centre.
This movie portrays how perception and behaviour of British people changed towards muslims changed after the 9/11 events.After the September, 11th, the prejudice in her job and the treatment of common people makes her take side and change her life.
It is a “story” built on top of a “topic”. The story is about the consequences of the September 11 attacks on the daily life of a young British Muslim woman. The topic is Islam’s shift towards conservatism (and fundamentalism) that many people blame on The West’s “fight against terrorism”.
How it relates back to my case study:
As this movie shows how bahaviour changed towards Muslims,I can use it as an example of cruelty towards Muslims,because of the terrorist attacks.It showed that people were altered to the new perception of Muslims.
The meaning of the word “Islamophobia” is prejudice against, hatred towards, or fear of Muslims or of ethnic groups perceived to be Muslim. While the term is widely recognized and used, both the term and the underlying concept have been criticized as a form of racism and discrimination.
It is wrong to discriminate against someone because of their ethnic origin or the color of their skin? Then why do some people see it to be acceptable to discriminate against someone because of a harsh and biased generalization of their religion, and freedom of speech.
Recent events have generated a lot of debate about Islam, Muslims and freedom of speech. Unfortunately, much of that debate has fallen back upon tired arguments about not only what “Muslims are like” but also how those who oppose Islamophobia are somehow defending oppression or defending the unforgivable acts of extremists, for example 9.11.
Kenan Malik raises interesting points about Islamophobia he questions if Islamophobia really exists? Or is the hatred and abuse of Muslims being exaggerated to suit politicians’ needs and silence the critics of Islam?
He believes that trouble with Islamophobia is that it is an irrational concept. It confuses hatred of, and discrimination against, Muslims on the one hand with criticism of Islam on the other. The charge of ‘Islamophobia’ is all too often used not to highlight racism but to stifle criticism. And in reality discrimination against Muslims is not as great as is often perceived – but criticism of Islam should be greater.
This is useful for my essay,because I can present an alternative point of view that Islamophobia doesn’t really exist and it overused by Muslim people.