“I think that there is prejudice against Muslims, but I just have not personally experienced it.”
Personally, I don’t think that there is an understanding of Muslims in America.
Seeing the news and stuff, depending on your views, some people are scared or have a prejudice. On the other hand, a couple of days ago, when the supreme court upheld the travel ban, I saw a lot of non-Muslims come out to protest against it.
I feel like it’s 50/50. A lot of people like Muslims but others are scared of us.
People are scared because of the way Muslims are portrayed on the news. Some people say that they are Muslims and then do things that cause fear and panic, they go to really extreme lengths and they really aren’t doing anything related to the religion.
I think that there is prejudice against Muslims, but I just have not personally experienced it. Prejudice is not only against Muslims, either, it can be against other people or cultures.
I was very little when 9/11 happened, so I don’t remember very much. I didn’t personally receive any hate when I was in school or outside.
Other people might have, I’ve heard stories, but, personally, I can’t say that I was discriminated against because of 9/11.
I want Americans to understand that whatever is portrayed in the media is usually extremists, and they are not even representing the religion.
I think people should actually interact with Muslims and get to know us and see who we really are instead of just having a prejudice.
I feel like, if everyone interacts with each other as a community, and all cultures and all religions come together, everybody can have their shot at letting people determine who they really are.
Instead of being scared of somebody or scared of a religion, people should be mixing with them and trying to learn.