<ul><li>Islam is being represented in a negative way. They portrayed unstable and violent people who can not take a joke. Pamela Gellar has shown Islam in negative way and in inspiring people act the same way. </li></ul><ul><li>Islam holy book the Qur’an has been promoting violence. This has huge impact as many people will then believe that all Muslim are violent. </li></ul><ul><li>Pamela says in her blog that Islam inspires Nazism – this means that Hitler was inspired the Quran. Islam is being blamed for other horrible acts in history not just 9/11. This tell viewers that Islam is the root of all problems. </li></ul>Representation of Islam
Islam is being represented as being a violent religion because Gellar states that in the last chapter of the Qur’an it says to kill non-Muslims and to conquer. This shows the ignorance of people as they fail to acknowledge the true and actual meaning ofthe Qur’an by being blinded by their own views and beliefs. I believe people fail to look at different perspectives of the argument. I don’t think they give a chance to look at the argument from another perspective – this maybe due to Islamic-phobia? Hitler being inspired by Islam – this backs the point about Islam being violent and cruel Gellar states that ‘being disrespectful is not going against the law and then again she goes on about stating that building an Islamic centre is not against the law but its disrespectful – contradicting herself. Then what is stopping people from building the Islamic centre??? She also talks about freewill?? That putting a picture of Muhammed (PBUH) with a pigs head is not being disrespectful because everyone has the freedom of speech??? Don’t Muslims have the freedom of religious practice? Or does she just have Islamic-phobia?
Islam in the media <ul><li>Geller make many reference to Hitler and Islam. She say that Muslim are Hitler army. This backs negative stereotypes about Islam </li></ul><ul><li>She say people are afraid of Islam because they are too sensitive about the religion. Accuse the reporter of being afraid of Islam when she claims she doesn’t what to be disrespectful to the prophet. </li></ul><ul><li>This women clearly is insensitive toward Islam and states “who cares” when talking about the picture of prophet Muhammed face replaced as a pig. She says that Islam is insensitive about building a mosque near ground zero . Her argument does not have a clear point and it is clear that her interest is to attack Islam and represent them in a bad way to the public. </li></ul>
Islam in the media <ul><li>Geller says that Islam is anti-Semitic. This will spread Islam-phobia. </li></ul><ul><li>People are constantly generalising extremist acts to be acts of Islam; they fail to consider that not all Muslims are extremists and its only just a few minority of them-or perhaps less then the minority that are extremists. Geller help portray this image of Muslims to the viewer at home. </li></ul>
Negative comments <ul><li>“ Russia Today such an amateur news station lol. The dumbass reporter bitch keeps going back to "religious freedom“ How is that when there are hundreds of mosques in NYC? It's not about religious freedom they just wants to hide behind that phrase. It's about disrespect and indecency, This mosque hasn't done a single thing to bring anyone together. And it does not "honour" the victims. I can't believe people are being so naive about this”. </li></ul><ul><li>From this following comment you can see that the language this person is using is inappropriate because they are going against the reporter. The you-tuber has stated that “This mosque hasn't done a single thing to bring anyone together” this shows that Islam is portrayed in the media has had obvious affect on her as she is ready to reject a plans of building a mosque even though it has' t had the chance </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ Islam is grown men marrying 10 year old girls. Islam is attacking those who don't believe what you believe. Islam is keeping the masses trailing behind the developing world. Islam is getting your converts to do your dirty work. Islam is, keeping a society in the stone ages. Islam is believing the teachings of a man who told 2 sick men to drink Camel's urine and milk as cure for their illness” . </li></ul><ul><li>This user is clearly using the comment section to vent about their hatred toward Islam. He is clearly trying to influence other user to hate Islam by putting up hateful messages hoping others will believe it. We can see that the comment section below the video has a huge impact on how the Islam is represented. </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ Islam is not a new religion, but the same truth that God revealed through all His prophets to every people. For a fifth of the world's population, Islam is both a religion and a complete way of life. Muslims follow a religion of peace, mercy, and forgiveness, and the majority have nothing to do with the extremely grave events which have come to be associated with their faith....so you are an ignorant person for sure....you need a lot to learn”. </li></ul><ul><li>“ I'm Scottish and I was in the black watch, a Scottish regiment fighting alongside our American friends. I SAW how "peaceful" Islam is. Protect the families of the victims from ever seeing these ragheads. I have had mates killed by these bastards. They believe its there "duty" to kill non Muslims. Talking about this brings back memories of IEDs and RPGs hitting our boy ”. </li></ul><ul><li>These people are always getting the concept of Jihad mixed up!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Lesser Jihad basically means that you should only fight in war if someone prevents you from practicing Islam and you can’t go into war unless it has been agreed by an Islamic leader. In Islam suicide bombing is haram. These suicide bomber’s are going against Islam and they are using Islam to convince themselves that the action they commit is okay by God when it isn't. </li></ul>