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Nada El Sawy Essay p. 358 Nada El Sawy writes in her essay about America’s collective misinterpretation of the Muslim religion. I agree with her that a large majority of Americans have no clue what the Muslim religion stands for, and that another section of Americans still automatically associate being Muslim with being a terrorist. I feel that part of the blame for this can be put on human arrogance in some instances, and another part can be blamed on the media. The media immediately following the events of September 11 th put the Muslim community under a microscope and led many people to believe that most Muslims were to blame. Well as time passed, the media took that microscope off, but never repaired the damages to the Muslim community. News reports largely only covered the negative
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Unformatted text preview: groups in the Muslim religion, and never shed light onto all the positives Muslims learn from the Quran. An example of poor media coverage is that nine times out of ten the news will talk about terrorist camps, or suicide bombings in the Middle East. The Quran states, “Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but commit no aggression; for Allah loves not transgressors” (al-Baqarah 2:190). That example from the Quran reminds me of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. I’m reminded of that because, though the Muslim religion is a very peaceful religion it is portrayed wrongly into being something that it’s not....
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