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Article about Stereotypes Surpassing the Muslim Neighborhood

Assignment id 1004220
Discipline Self Improvement
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What does one think about when one says that the term 'Islam'? Could it be the Quran? Or is it Allah? Could it be the word 'jihad'? Or is it just 9/11? Just how much influence do images have on people today? Do they shape the way we think or how we perceive "our world?" Is everyone's vision of the world the same? Does faith define our world? Or do images define our religion? So what extent have we permitted ourselves to distribute to clear imagery? The terrorist attack in the united states on 11 September 2001 has been broadly interpreted as an event so traumatic that it shatters the symbolic resources of the person and escapes the normal processes of meaning-making and cognition. The dissemination of pictures from the area around ground zero immediately following 9/11 have been closely manipulated, and these constraints shape a new and urgent context for the ongoing discussion of images and words, of studying and watching the world in a confined view. Art Spiegelman's In the Shadow of No Towers is a comic that uses images to describe, differentiate and define what occurred during the 9/11 strikes, and it concurrently highlights America's hunger for revenge on Islam and the extreme influence is needed on changing the face of Islam. Islam has been characterized by the press as a religion of violence. Pictures of Islam have been translated through several means such as websites and animations causing several conflicts and controversies all over the world. One terrorist assault and an overly exaggerated press characterization changed the head of Islam now causing it to be prey to stereotypes and generalizations. For centuries, religion has depended upon images to spread the message of faith. The iconic picture of Jesus, or the prefixed image of a Muslim, most religions com...

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