Create a 10 page essay paper that discusses Impact of the 11th of September on Arab American Identity.
The fact that the terrorists involved in the 9/11 bombing incidence were Arab Muslims. This had a lot of impact on the Arab American society that has dominance by Muslims. Therefore, most Arab Americans were linked to terrorism. Life after the 9/11 incident became very difficult for the Arab American people who were detained and tortured for fears that they were linked to terrorist activities. This paper looks at the changes that took place in the American Security system after the 9/11 attack and how this, affected the Arab American society (Mittal 115)
Several years after the 9/11 bombing, the United States has not yet recovered from the effects of the attacks. The events that took place on that tragic day are still very fresh in the minds of the American people. Everyone receives a negative impact by the attacks on the United States citizens. However, the group that suffered most was the Arab American community. The aspect of being Arab and Muslim was shared between the Arab Americans and the terrorists, as well. The government and the public targeted the Arab Community. They faced scrutiny that they had never faced before as American citizens. Most of these people suffered detention, surveillance, deportation, interrogation and other forms of discrimination. Exploitation of the Arab American community by the government has also gotten the attention of most scholars who try to assess and air out their experiences (Bilici 133). He concludes that the 9/11 incident had some positive impacts on the Arab American communities and calls this “inclusion”. Being the main targets made the Arab American community be recognized by many people. Inclusion has based the assumption that being recognized paved way for being incorporated into the society. However, the majority of the Arab American population was negatively affected by the post 9/11 impacts.
The 9/11 incident was a huge shock to the American government.