American Anti-Muslim Sentiment
Shattering of the "American Bubble"
Increased Islamic Extremism
Belligerent Political Rhetoric
The attacks on 9/11 created a vicious cycle of increasing American intolerance of Muslims and Islamic radicalism that has become self-perpetuating and destructive.
9/11 to Present Day
American public expresses anti-Muslim sentiments in fear of future Islamic terrorism
American Muslims are disheartened by their lack of opportunities
Increased Muslim extreme radicalization in response to the inequality
Islamic violence and terrorism
Intensified anti-Muslim rhetoric of politicians to capitalize on American fear of terrorism
Mesa, AZ: Frank Roque murders Balbir Singh Sodhi after wanting to "kill the ragheads responsible for 9/11"
Reedley, CA: Abdo Ali Ahmed killed after receiving threatening note saying "we're going to kill all of you Arabs"
World-Wide Terrorist Attacks
Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
- "angry that the world pictures Islam as a violent religion"-ironic
- generation of disenfranchised Muslim youth
- "avenge the death of Muslims"
- "punish the government of the United States"
Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar
ban all Muslims from
entering the US
Following Islamic terrorist attacks in San Bernardino and Chattanooga
police patrol all
before and ban Syrian Muslims from entering the US
- would "follow Trump to the end of the world"
- screamed "I'm going to kill you all" to worshippers at a mosque
Who Gets to be an American?
- Questions whether Muslims should be allowed to be Americans because of the American public's fear of islamic terrorism
- precedent-Chinese Exclusion Act, Immigration Act of 1924 and 1921 (nativism)