Event Title

The Scapegoats of Terror: The Disparity in Muslim Representation in the Western Media

Presenter Information

Mashaal Shameem, Seattle University

Publication Date

September 2021

Start Date

3-9-2021 10:45 AM

End Date

3-9-2021 11:10 AM

Moderator

Chelsea Arnold

Description

The representation of Muslims as terrorists in the  Western  media is reinforcing negative stereotypes in our society,  and the media should be aware of their responsibility in contributing to this. This presentation will first focus on how Muslims are portrayed as violent and most likely to be labelled terrorists in the news and in pop culture, then discuss the effects of this portrayal on the Muslim community. Additionally, this presentation  will discuss the relationship between the media and the concept of terrorism and finally, provide solutions for media outlets to focus on a more objective portrayal of violent incidents and a more positive portrayal of Muslims.

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Sep 3rd, 10:45 AM Sep 3rd, 11:10 AM

The Scapegoats of Terror: The Disparity in Muslim Representation in the Western Media

The representation of Muslims as terrorists in the  Western  media is reinforcing negative stereotypes in our society,  and the media should be aware of their responsibility in contributing to this. This presentation will first focus on how Muslims are portrayed as violent and most likely to be labelled terrorists in the news and in pop culture, then discuss the effects of this portrayal on the Muslim community. Additionally, this presentation  will discuss the relationship between the media and the concept of terrorism and finally, provide solutions for media outlets to focus on a more objective portrayal of violent incidents and a more positive portrayal of Muslims.