Ending Terrorism in America

by devlin4 on October 3, 2016 - 11:25pm

           I believe that Terrorism is a big problem in America right now that needs to end. I read an article, “Lone Wolf Terrorism is caused by Muslim Immigration” by Daniel Greenfield. In this Article it talks about how current tragedies due to terrorism have been caused by Muslims inside the country already either immigrated or born into the country are the terrorists responsible for the most recent tragedies. This includes the Boston Bombing, the attack on the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, and the attack in on the club in Orlando where about 50 people were killed. There are many more incidents that have occurred in the U.S. and other countries as well. These terrorists were Muslims that immigrated into the U.S. or their family did and they were born in the U.S. For example, Dzhokhar Anzorovich Tsarnaev, also known as Jahar was one of the terrorists behind the Boston Bombing. Jahar was born on in Kyrgyzstan and immigrated to the U.S. and became a citizen. He then along with his brother committed an act of terror in the United States.

            Daniel Green brings up an interesting point that Muslims make up 1% of the population in the U.S. from the 1% of that population we have had too many tragedies. If the population doubles will the amount of terrorist attacks double? After reading this article I have come to the conclusion that a temporary ban on Muslim immigration into the U.S. could prevent attacks from radical Islamic groups such as Isis. By stopping Muslims from immigrating into the United States we are stopping terrorists from entering the country. This will help to prevent more tragedies from occurring and save lives.

 

Greenfield D. July 18th 2016. Lone Wolf Terrorism is Caused by Muslim Immigration. Received From: http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/263534/lone-wolf-terrorism-caused-muslim-immigration-daniel-greenfield

Comments

I have a different perspective on this issue, I do not agree with your point of view. Banning Muslims from immigrating into the United States will not prevent tragedies from occurring more. You cannot blame every Muslims from it, there is more than 1 billion Muslims on Earth and only 0,5-1% of them are extremists. Extremists are people who did not understand the true meaning of being a Muslim and even less understanding what the Qur'ran says. Moreover, you cannot believe everything in the media. media is just a way to brainwash the citizens and make them believe false information. What about all the shootings that occurred in the recent years and which were done by a white man, should we ban whites from the United States also? No, of course no, you cannot just look at one small portion of a certain ethnicity and blame all of them for a mistake. When you said that "from the 1% of that population we have had too many tragedies", it made me think of the concept of race. To begin with there is no different races, just one and that is humans. We are all the same with the same anatomy.

I think it's a good idea to temporarily decrease immigration to the U.S, but not only for Muslims, for everyone. I think the problem today is that we focus too much on the religion of the person and we don't take the time to analyze the situation as a whole like we do when there is a tragedy that happens where a white skinned person is involved. For example, when the shooting in the Charleston Church happened, in my opinion, the media tried to make the shooter, Dylann Roof, look "less" guilty by trying to say that maybe he had a mental illness or something similar. I don't think we do that when a tragedy happens where an Arab person is involved. There are too many negative connotations attached to the term "Arab" or "Muslim" that it makes us forget that this is a false generalization and that not all Middle Eastern people are like that. What I am trying to say is that we should not immediately jump to the conclusion that Muslims are the problem, because like you mentioned, about 1% of the American population are Arabs, and the majority are living their life like any individual will. The term “Arab” or “Muslim” does not define them as a person. There are only a few specific cases that cause trouble and we should always keep in mind that these specific cases do not reflect a whole group of people. As a result, I think the U.S should decrease immigration for everyone or ask for more background information on any individual, not only muslims.

I was immediately drawn to this post by the title. This is an issue with many avenues of approach but time is of the essence. How many more attacks is this country going to suffer? I was at the Boston marathon that day on Marathon monday. One of the most horrific and vivid memories of my life and it is a shame that more change did not come about. Although I feel alienating and entire religion could only cause more problems a more in-depth screening process and stoppage of immigration from terrorist strong holds can only help. This is and epidemic that needs to be talked about and I feel is leaving the public eye.

I was drawn to this post by the title, as it is something that is on the minds of almost all Americans. However, as someone who knew several people, runners and fans included, at the Boston Marathon during the attack, and as someone who has several friends who identify with the Islamic religion, I must say that I am opposed to this perspective of yours. All Muslims are not terrorists, and even though the stigma of this since 9/11 has been in the mainstream media, this will never be the case. There is no evidence to prove that doubling the Muslim population will double the amount of terrorist attacks, as there are just as many attacks from those who are not Muslim. You did seem to do quite a bit of research on the topic, so I commend you on that, but I feel you must understand that this is not a perspective that all Americans share, especially those of different religions, so you should also gain the perspective from those of the Muslim community, and then your post could include another valuable part of the argument. Looking forward to any follow-up you may have on this topic though!

Terrorism has become another increased problem within America. While I do agree that there is a problem with Muslim attacking our country, I do not believe that all Muslims are this way. I used to think that many muslims were a dangerous group of people with hash expectations and understanding, but after working with someone of this faith and meeting many others, I can say that not all Muslims are terrorist and out to kill americans. While it is clear that they do not agree with our society and our religions, many are peaceful and just want to live without oppression with their family. However I do agree that there is a problem with the recent Terriorist attack all being of muslim religion, and that something needs to be done. I do disagree that having a ban of muslims in american will not solve the solution. However, having stricter requirements and tighter immigration rules are absolutely necessary. Having a temporary ban is almost impossible. If someone who really wanted to do harm to America would find a way past all the bans,but leaving the borders and allowing mass amount of people in to immigrate will cause more of a chance of another terrorist attack.

I was drawn to this post because the title is intriguing and grabs my attention because like many americans i think terrorism is a horrible thing and needs to be put to in end. However i do not agree with this post at all. I think banning muslims would be extremely stereotypical and uncalled for. You cannot blame muslims to the actions of the extremists that give them a bad reputation . As i was growing up my parents always taught me to accept everyone no matter what. By banning muslims immigrating into america it would not be right at all to me. I understand the writers idea but disagree with it in the fact that is is extremely discriminating.

I was drawn to this post because the title is intriguing and grabs my attention because like many americans i think terrorism is a horrible thing and needs to be put to in end. However i do not agree with this post at all. I think banning muslims would be extremely stereotypical and uncalled for. You cannot blame muslims to the actions of the extremists that give them a bad reputation . As i was growing up my parents always taught me to accept everyone no matter what. By banning muslims immigrating into america it would not be right at all to me. I understand the writers idea but disagree with it in the fact that is is extremely discriminating.

The post “Ending Terrorism in America” made me think about an issue I hadn’t considered before and didn’t realize the magnitude of the problem. I was also surprised that the United-States didn’t start preventing these terrorist attacks from the beginning and still haven’t found to this day a solution to prevent these attacks that they have been dealing with. When you mentioned that the terrorists were Muslim it made me think about how some people are labeling Muslims as terrorist. In our class we are taught a lot about stereotypes. A popular stereotype among Muslims is that they are continuously labeled by certain people as being terrorist because of events such as 9/11 and the Boston Bombing. We have also talked in class about the fact that after 9/11 in particular a large number of people started associating Muslims with terrorism which is completely wrong in my opinion and is totally generalizing and making assumptions that all Muslims are terrorist. I do not agree with you that the United-States should temporarily ban Muslims from entering their country and I also don’t think it will prevent terrorist attacks from happening. In my opinion that may cause an unnecessary issue between countries that are Muslim and the United- States.

I was drawn to this post because of the topic. The Muslim ban is something that has been in the news very much lately, especially since it has been so highly spoken about by Donald Trump. I wanted to see where people would stand on this issue. I agree that terrorism is a horrible thing and we should take certain measures to prevent events like these to continue. However, I do not agree with the Muslim ban. Banning all Muslims from entering this country and blaming them all for terrorist attacks done by certain extremists is a ridiculous idea, and not the solution. You cannot blame an entire group of people for actions done by few. I grew up learning not to judge people based on stereotypes, and I believe that a Muslim ban would be wrong and immoral.

Since terrorism is such an important and complicated issue in this country I was interested to explore strategies to end it. Although I strongly agree that it is an urgent issue that needs attention I do not agree with your perspective on how to stop it. I think the motivation behind these attacks needs to be evaluated. It is a known fact that terrorist groups despise western culture. This hatred of the west and our culture is what drives these groups to attack our country. By completely banning Muslims we would be validating that the west doesn’t accept Muslims. In turn, this would cause the hatred of the west to spread even more throughout middle eastern culture. So by banning Muslims we would be doing more harm than good. If your argument that Muslims should be banned from the country for performing acts of terrorism you could also say that white males should be banned from the country as well for shooting up schools and public areas? I understand your concern about terrorism however, banning Muslims is not the solution.

I agree that terrorism is a huge problem in America. I don't agree that putting a ban on muslims coming into the United States is good though. The ban may stop some terrorists from coming into the united states to commit acts of terror but we may be able to help families suffering in their current situations. We can't blame all of the muslims for an act of terror that one has committed.

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