A history of islam depiction in media

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A history of islam depiction in media

Share via Email More than people were killed when a crane collapsed in Mecca earlier this month. Reuters Hats off to the Mail on Sunday for finally apologising for its incendiary headline: This fact has now been acknowledged by the paperand it has rewritten the story and issued a correction both online and in print.

There is nothing in Islam that could justify such heinous actsand none of those involved in this particular crime cited Islam as their motive. But the damage was done: Should Muslims — and society more broadly — just accept this bigotry?

We know sensationalism sells, especially online, where news sources use clickbait headlines and copy to attract readers in a crowded marketplace. According to an Islamophobia Roundtable in Stockholmheld in June last year, and featuring world-renowned experts on the topic, the regular association of Islam and Muslims with crime and terror in the media and on the internet is vital to the spread of Islamophobic rhetoric.

It is not reasonable to deny that the media plays a key role in the development of anti-Muslim hatred The real-world consequences of the spread of one of the last acceptable forms of bigotry affects the very cohesiveness of our society. According to the largest survey of its kind in the UKover a quarter of children aged between 10 and 16 believe Islam encourages terrorism, and almost a third believe Muslims are taking over the country.

Is it any wonder that more and more Muslims feel alienated? We now live in a country where most Muslims know someone who has suffered from Islamophobic hate or abuse.

Of course, the media should not be held responsible for violence against Muslims — that is the liability of the attackers. So what can be done?

The lack of comprehension on a topic that is part of the bread and butter of newspapers today is deeply distressing and its role in editorial decision-making cannot be understated.

I would like to think that this is due to sheer ignorance rather than pure malice, which is much harder to tackle. There is an under-representation of all minority groups, but particularly Muslims, within the media — especially within senior positions — and greater diversity will improve coverage and help combat misreporting.

This requires greater outreach on the part of media organisations to bring in talent from all backgrounds through diversity programmes, paid internships and fast-track schemes to proactively close this gap. The final piece in the jigsaw is regulation.

We are equal members of society and demand fairness, not favours.These negative media representations increase perceptions of Muslims as aggressive, negative emotions towards Muslims, and support for policies harming Muslims. Media and Islam. is the study of mainstream media and it’s depiction of individuals that follow the Islamic faith.

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This post will be focusing on the representation of Islam in the western media. It will answer the question of whether the way Islam is portrayed in the media is ethical or not. To answer that question, I would like to start with a comparison between the Charlie Hebdo shooting and the Chapel Hill shooting.

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A history of islam depiction in media

There is a current obsession in mainstream media and academic discourse pertaining to Islam and the West. This current obsession is tinged with negative signifiers with the global media’s predominantly negative portrayal of Islam and Muslims, depicting Muslims generally as violent, fanatical, bigoted, or as extremists and terrorists.

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