Shaima New York

Walk A Mile In My Hijab

The news media needs to focus on the positive things that Muslims do, and not only the negative actions of a few. Recently, There was a social experiment when they brought in a girl dressed her as a Muslim and as a regular American teenager to see if she would get treated different. And they did; the regular girl was allowed to put her stuff down and ask people to watch it for her. But for the Muslim girl, they would tell her to take her stuff and leave because she might have “bombs” in her purse. People fear Muslims because of what they see on t.v or social media. And this is one of the main reasons Muslims get bullied in public places or not get treated with respect. My artwork represents “Islamophobia.” I wish America would find somewhere in their hearts to see the good side in Muslims not just the bad stuff based on the bad actions of a few.

Dear Mr\Mrs President

I want you to close your eyes for a second for think of the “Islam”. Now what did you see or imagine. If it's ISIS or fear then you're wrong because that’s not what Islam is about.  As a matter of fact the word “Islam” means peace, and that's what it’s all about.

ISIS is NOT Islamic. ISIS is way far from “Islam” aka peace because ask yourself is ISIS peaceful?

It’s not! It's a terrorist group and Islam is not about terrorism.

Ten years ago no one knew what Islamophobia is. Now everyone from Muslim leaders to anti-racist activists to government ministers want to convince us that Britain is in the grip of an irrational hatred of Islam. A hatred that,they claim, leads to Institutionalized harassment,physical attacks, social discrimination and political alienation.

According to this social experiment where the brought in a regular teenage girl and dressed her as a Muslim had her walking around with her purse and she would ask if they could watch it for her or if she could sit next to them, Half of them were just walking away and the other half were screaming at her. But when she dressed as a regular American, everybody was being nice to her asking if they could help her. Now ask yourself why? Why is that? We’re letting the media take control over the way we should think of people? Nobody would like if Christians were being disrespected like this. So why is it okay if the second largest religion in the world is being treated like this.



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