RELATIVELY SMALL WHO WANT SHARI3AH
The numbers of Muslims who are keen to establish Islamic law in western countries’ are relatively few, likewise is the number in their own countries. Majority of Muslims in the world do not present a political violent threat
ISLAM IN THE MIND OF AMERICANS AND EUROPEANS
There is a widely held notion in the minds of Americans and western European alike that Islam as a term is identified with three main facets. Geographically Islam is likened to the Middle East, and followers of Islam are represented by Muslim male with violence and Muslim women with oppression.
RELATIVELY SMALL WHO PARTICPATE IN JIHAD
Further goes on to say that both historically and in present age there has been only a small percentage of Muslims who participate in religiously fuelled violent conflict.
ROOT OF ISLOMOPHOBIA:
For over a millennium, there has been tension and conflict between a predominant Christian Europe and a predominantMuslim Middle East over the control of religious sites, economic supplies and political dominance. As a result of this on-going rivalry, Europeans projected Muslims nationally and effectively globally in a negative light consequently causing many to perceive Muslims as dubious and treat them with caution. This indicates the roots to the existence of Islamophobia.
NEWSCASTERS MAKING MUSLIMS LOOK LIKE CONFLICT IS ALWAYS CAUSED BY RELIGION
A typical example of Muslims being depicted in a negative light is in 2005