Acorrding to fbi statistics compiled by princtenunversity roughly over 90% of terrorist attacks on the US since 1980 were by non muslims based off of the united states govermnents formatted defintion of terrorism. To contradict this another survey taken by columbia university revealed that US citizens believed over 80% of terrorist attacks on the US were by muslims. This kind of completely skewed perception is simple example of the power of the media and its stance.
Things are rarely what they seem, in this situation the word terrorism and the islamic people should not be paired without a closer look. The media being the number one influence on american minds has a very strong agenda that can be clearly revealed through their simples incentives and should not be the endall to your opinions or beliefs. Beneath the surface the truth could not be farther from reality.
World Religion Final
By: Kurt YoungdahlandHeather Funai
How/Why does the medias portrayal ofattacks differ when done by Muslimpeople versus non Muslim people?Prompt:V.S.
Peoples views on terrorism“When multiple (explosive) devices go offthat‟s an act of terrorism”- Senior AdminOfficer"Anytime bombs are used to targetinnocent civilians, it is an act of terror" -President ObamaTerrorism vs. Criminal incident
Definition- The use of violence and threats to intimidateor coerce especially for political purposes.Terrorism?
Take a guess which person’s crime got labeleda terrorist attack?
• President Obama:"we will investigate anyassociations these terroristsmay have had"• "On Monday an act of terror wounded dozensand killed three people at the BostonMarathon.”• The point is before any information leading to apossible motives was known the media alongwith President Obama had already jump to theconclusion of terrorism.Boston Marathon Motive Do NotAlign with Terrorism
Muslims are the scapegoat of thesesituations.“The New York Post quickly claimed thatthe prime suspect was a Saudi national”-Glenn Greenwald, The GuardianPointing the Finger
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