The Muslim Stereotype

"The identity of Islam and the way Islam is viewed by the West has changed after 9/11." - Aasif Mandvi

Stereotypes against Islam existed before the 9/11 incident but increased substantially following the attack. These prejudices are strongly promoted by the media. Some of the stereotypes go as follows -
  • Muslims have long beards and wear turban
  • They hate America
  • They are terrorists and suicide bombers
  • They don't respect their women and Islam promotes violence against women