On monday, oct 23,the muslim student association at quinnipiac hosted an event in which the director of muslim life at yale university omer bajwa delivered a lecture entitled “the misrepresentation of muslims in the media” in the mount carmel auditorium bajwa began the evening by asking the. The representation of muslims in the media relates to the lack of acceptance of differences the media creates public panic around the terrorist threat as one scholar said the war on terrorism is a war of images, and the most effective images are those of terrorists' victims but on the other side we see discrimination associated with islamophobia. This paper is an attempt to shed light on the misrepresentation of islam in the western media and what images of muslims drive from this representation the writer observed a very negative image of islam that portrayed by the western media, which in turn ignited the spark of islamophobia.
Most western media are using the september 11th event to capitalize its political gain these media depict islam as fundamentalism, extremism and radicalism of course, in the modern world where the role of media is central, the image of reality can be manipulated to misrepresent the actual facts. Negative reporting of british muslims in the media is not a new thing a study of 352 articles in a week during 2007 found that 91% of articles about muslims were negative and a channel 4-commissioned survey of 974 articles from 2000 to 2008 found that two thirds portrayed british muslims as a ‘threat’ and a ‘problem.
Media depict islam as fundamentalism, extremism and radicalism of course, in the modern world where the role of media is central, the image of reality can be manipulated to misrepresent the actual facts the media have tried to represent muslims as terrorists posing a threat to the western security. The european commission against racism and intolerance even called for the uk media to “avoid perpetuating prejudice”, and that “fuelling prejudice against muslims” was “reckless” given the dangerous consequences, in line with the united nations human rights chief zeid ra’ad al hussein, who urged the uk to “tackle tabloid hate speech. On monday, oct 23,the muslim student association at quinnipiac hosted an event in which the director of muslim life at yale university omer bajwa delivered a lecture entitled “the misrepresentation of muslims in the media” in the mount carmel auditorium.
The misrepresentation of muslims in the media by equaliteach | published 10th october 2014 adapted from a speech given to home group housing association, leeds, 1st october 2014. The media has played a huge roll in creating this public hatred and fear towards muslim extremists and the people of the religion in general, depicting them as violent and radical however, if you actually look up some of hebdo's cartoons, they are incredibly offensive.
Essay: perceptions of muslims and islam in the media on september 11, 2001 two planes deliberately crashed into and destroyed the twin towers in new york city, and an additional plane was flown into the pentagon in washington dc, with a fourth plane being forced into crashing into a field, thus missing its intended target (anderson, danis. One of the studies, “the british media and muslim representation: the ideology of demonisation”, published on january 26, 2007, accused the media of perpetuating islamophobia and prejudice by demonising muslims and arabs as violent, dangerous, and threatening people.
Mr abusufian says nmg has a history of vilifying islam and muslims in 2003, ntv disregarded established media ethics to air horrid attack on muslims by an islamophobic christian preacher, pat robertson, who described prophet mohammed as a paedophile, and the kaaba (the most sacred islamic shrine), as a pagan symbol of worship. In fact, the misrepresentation of islam by isil has been made larger by the huge western media focus, who further twist the reports to conflate and demonise all muslims who campaign for the return to a holistic islam. Media portrayals of religion: islam diversity in media , religion , stereotyping media coverage of islam-related issues has changed dramatically since the beginning of the new millennium, both in quantity and quality.