Young Muslims in America belong to the generation of Americans who are most severely challenged in society due to various conflicts that exist between the Islamic proposed way of life versus the one that is adopted by their peer group in schools and college. They do not want to feel alienated and left out by not participating in the activities that are considered norms in the society however are not permitted as per the Islamic values and guidelines.
The latest terror plot in our homeland is a reaction to Xenophobia and Islamophobia, a polarized hate environment created by the unethical mainstream media organizations and selfish politicians who are wicked opportunist for their vested interest. Politicians and media have brain washed the minds of our citizens and young adults by selling lies and hate against American Muslims to gather votes.
Muslims is America hate organizations like ISIS and AlQaeda as much as any other American. We urge our non-muslims fellow Americans to read and study about Islam and Muslims instead of relying on mainstream media organizations and unethical politicians who are selfish and wicked opportunist for their vested interest. Xenophobia plays right into the hands of organizations like ISIS who want to see divisiveness in western society based on religion. Terrorist ideology can be fought by uniting against it and not by hate and discrimination against the fellow Muslim citizens. Americans need to stand up together as one body against any kind of hate and violent extremism.
Cognitive Biases in the US Mainstream Media leads to Islamophobia. We inspect the role that US media has played in framing the perceptions and the opinion of the American public on Islam and Muslims as it followers.