prepare and submit a term paper on Stereotyping and Americas Counterterrorism Efforts.
You will prepare and submit a term paper on Stereotyping and Americas Counterterrorism Efforts. Your paper should be a minimum of 2000 words in length. In January 2010, for instance, the Obama administration announced its intention to subject citizens of fourteen countries to serious and detailed screening when traveling to the U.S. (The Editors, 2010). Among the countries were Islam dominated including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. The decision attracted further debates among experts on whether profiling and stereotyping of individuals based on their countries are the best strategy to address violent extremism and enhance the war against global terrorism. Not only in America but also in Europe do Muslims face the challenge of stereotyping as reported by Laurence (2013).
At the 2015 Summit on Countering Violent Extremism hosted by the U.S., President Obama reminded Americans that America is fighting neither Muslins nor Islam religion (Miller, 2015). Instead, the administration’s efforts aim to eliminate individuals whose intentions are tantamount to perverting Islam by addressing radicalization. That, the president maintains, implies his administration does not intend to profile a religious group because of their ideologies (Office of the Press Secretary, 2015).
Stereotyping involves grouping individuals from a particular race, religion, or ethnicity by making general inferences about them that are baseless and unjustified. For instance, there are stereotypic perceptions that African-Americans are generally a poor race (Alsultany, 2012, p.19). Since 9/11, Muslims in Americans and Europe face serious stereotyping because of their religious ideologies that are attributed to promoting terrorism. Christians mainly occupy America and, therefore, Muslims represent the minor religion. Discrimination against Muslims became rampant that killings started on innocent Muslims. Actually, fear intensified among the Muslims living in America. Hostility between Christianity and Islam never changed even after Obama’s recommendations. .According to reports by Pew Research Centre (2011), many in the west perceive Muslims as a population that embraces violence. There is a widespread viewpoint among many in the West that Muslims are reluctant to assimilate. Muslims, who form the minority in the U.S. and Europe, are hesitant to embrace the lifestyles in western countries.