Young Muslim Americans speak on Societal Integration in the USA

Popular cable TV anchor and host Riz Khan of the Al-Jazeera English TV speaks to young Muslim Americans on their experiences regarding societal attitudes especially post 9/11. Also includes opinions by spokesperson of the Department of Homeland Security, American Government.

All the participants had a mix of opinion but the net of their opinion affirmed that being a Muslim surely had a compromising effect on their lives in the American society. The guest Muslim girls wearing hijab also shared that despite the fact that they chose to wear hijab without any compulsion, the American public in general thought of it as a symbol of oppression and looked upon the girls in a sympathetic fashion.

This discussion reveals that despite having diversity in the USA the society has really not been able to understand and thus respect their different lifestyles that emanate from their unique belief systems. The problem occurs whenever a sharp individual deviation or extremity is observed by the society and the focus suddenly narrows towards the Muslim community. This generalization of an individual act is the strongest dis-integrating fault of the American social system that has its foundation laid into ignorance of other faiths and cultures that collectively make up the American Dream.


2 Responses to Young Muslim Americans speak on Societal Integration in the USA

  1. notesabout says:

    Whenever this subjects are brought to attention the participants are identified as Muslims Americans. Actually they are Arabic Muslims Americans. There are lots of Muslim African Americans that do not seem to participate in these discussions.
    Why is that?

  2. soulmind says:

    Valid observation. While I do not know any Muslim African American nor have seen any discussion with them participating on this subject.

    However we know that African Americans have a different history within the American society. Brought in as slaves, having to fight for their basic rights and even today discriminated for the color of their skin by certain sections of the White American community, including affluent circles, their major struggle seems to be around sustaining the basic human freedom they have acquired after much bloodshed and suffering.

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