Does that happen to you? I know terrorists can be non-muslims, but somehow when I picture terrorists, only muslim guys with beards and AK47 in hand comes to my mind. Is that racist?
When I try to picture a terrorist , why do only muslim people come to my mind?
What Girls Said 16
It happens to me too, the reason being that the media is Always like: a muslim/arabian terrorist blew himself up and killed 50 people. While if were to be a western person it would be like: a western male (blew himself up and) killed 50 people. It has to do with the USA and Europe in my opinion. They put emphasis on arabians being terrorist/criminals whatever. Probably due to the age long history between western and middle-east. Just try to be realistic, not every terrorist is muslim and not every western is holy.
If it's racist or not... well I guess to a certain point it is. But then again in this time and age every little thing that downgrades one race is called racist so w. e. As long as you don't bother people with it I could care less if you're a racist or not.0
Because the media overinflates events that have widespread appeal/drama. Media show what people are interested in, and war + the "foreign" "Other" + painting the U. S. as a heroic go-forth-and-protect army all work very nicely together to make stories that people are interested in watching/scared to ignore. No one wants to read about crazy right-wing domestic terrorists (who make up a huge proportion of the attacks in the U. S. since the 1950s - look it up. Something like 6% were carried out by those identifying as Muslims. Something closer to like 30% were Latinos/Hispanic. Who's ever even heard of Hispanic/Latino terrorism? That's right - because the media don't cover those things. Or the white supremacist colonies in rural Idaho. Those things are far removed from many Americans' realities. So is the Middle East, except for members of military families, but it's dramatic and our oil comes from there and oh, let's not forget the Christians who believe that the End Times will take place if there's some kind of major showdown in the Middle East/Israel.)
Anyway. Those are a few reasons. You might want to check out Edward Said's "Covering Islam: How the media and the experts determine how we see the rest
of the world" (Vintage Books, 1997).0
They're the only people society like to call terrorists.1
because americans don't know any better and were never educated right.0
Well its not you the problem , i would say its the consequence of what the world is trying to make people beleive that terrorists are muslims , and will all the media ofc when u try to picture a terro a muslim come to ur mind , i will not specify what i mean by " the world " , and maybe u r a but rascist just a a bit? I don't know but if u were rational before picturing the muslim think with ur brain not what media is picturing to you ^^0
It's pretty stupid.1
I dont think its racist.. I think its because everytime the news is on and we are watching... we see something that has been done. And it is usually a muslim that is behind it... its upsetting because it could be anyone.0
because its usually the truth, well muslim men anyway1
It's how you've seen them painted since you opened your eyes, since you were a child. If you believe that view is wrong, then no, it's not racist, you're merely a victim of circumstances.0
Most terrorists are Muslim0
I think of IS (islam)0
Okay, what about Hitler and his buddies?0
Lol its society way of only ever mentioning the Muslim terrorists0
What Guys Said 24
I always think of this guy i.telegraph.co.uk/.../TedKaczynskiAP_2228681b.jpg0
I don't really have a problem with this, mainly because my favorite villain in the series "24" was Stephen Saunders, a white British guy with contagious wit. Thank God terrorists in real life aren't as cool as those on TV.1
Other nationalities of terrorists (such as the IRA) aren't nearly as active or prominent in the media any more.1
Terrorism doesn't have a relgion or race or a country , but what u do isn't racist I mean when we Arabian Muslims hear a terrorist attack first thing ISIS , MIB , OR FREE TO JERUSALEM BROTHERHOOD it's what the media want to do to destroy the middle east and Islam that's the 5th generation war and they succeed0
Because in recent years they have been practically the only ones to do it.
just like how..
whites-fat drunk slobs
mexicans-out of work
japanese-squinting at everything
Muslims-blowing up everything0
did your thought really warrant a question on girlsaskguys?
when i picture lawyers i see people in suits.1
No, it's not racist because muslims aren't a race. It's just a fascist religion.1
When I think of terrorists, I think of this SOB.
Because all terrorists are muslims. By the way, what race are muslims for you to be a racist?1
Racist hillbillies no?0
because for the last few years they have been the ones to do the most terrorist attacks0
Because of the world's media and governments0
Because we have ISIS, Al Qaeda, Al Shabbab, Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran.0
Not all terrorists are muslim, but the majority of terrorists are.0
Because of groups like Isis and such0
Because of the news?0
The media have great power over our minds. Words are very powerful tools.0
Because of the media1
Cause of the Media. Really.0
Modern stereotype. Isreal has issues with female terrorists but get looked over.0
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