Anti-Muslim Bias in the West Leads Muslims Towards Organizations Such as ISIS
Many Americans, tend to believe that the problems in the Middle-East are due to the culture of the people there as well as radical Islamic leaders who base their ideology on radical Islamic theology.
However, one theory which is particularly common along the far-left is that the violence which is found in the Middle-East is partly created by the West which deployed troops in these regions and intervened in domestic affairs despite most citizens of those regions not wanting this.
There’s also the possibility that Arab Americans may be turning to terrorist groups such as ISIS due to the anti-Muslim bias which exists in the U.S.
Research which was published by Science Advances last June found that there is a link between counties in the U.S. which have high-rates of anti-Muslim bias and internet searches for the Islamic State (ISIS).
How does ISIS exactly get recruits?
One of the best propaganda tools which ISIS uses to win over recruits is to advertise their belief that Muslims are being oppressed in the West and that they need to fight against this in order to attain justice.
Many young Muslims who join ISIS also do so because they feel that the organization offers them a sense of community which is something that they do not get to experience in the United States.
Most people in the West mistake Islam for being a monolith. The truth is that this is not the case, Islam is just as varied as Christianity and subsects and divisions exist within the religion.
There are some forms of Islam which promote peace and others which promote violence, just as there are some forms of Christianity and Judaism which promote peace and others violence.
People in the West need to treat Muslims’s with respect and understand that all Muslim’s do not think the same, just as how all Christians do not think the same.