Lesson 10 – Islamophobia_2014

Report
To use case studies from the
media and video clips to assess
the problem of Islamophobia in
Britain and how this hinders
community cohesion.
Grades C
You will be able to
identify some causes of
Islamophobia.
Grade B
You will be able to
explain the dangers of
Islamophobia in society.
Grade A-A*
You will be able to
evaluate the media’s
influence on Islamophobia
in society.
How are blondes
stereotyped?
Can you think of 3
other stereotypes?
What is it?
It’s assuming that
everyone in a
particular group is the
same.
Why do stereotypes exist?
–There is sometimes a grain of truth in them.
– It’s deliberate propaganda against that group.
–It’s easier to think of people in groups rather than
as individuals
–Ignorance
Make a list of words in the back of your
books of how Muslims are stereotyped.
Did you get any of the following?
Terrorist
Al qaeda
Paki
Taliban
Extremist
Not English
Suicide Bombers
Beards
Burqa
Head scarf
Tea Towel
Bin Laden
Stereotyping Muslims leads directly to
Islamophobia…
This means….?
Islamophobia is literally translated
as the fear of Islam:
it is used to refer to prejudice or discrimination
against Muslims and incorporates the perception
that Islam has no values in common with other
cultures, is inferior to the West and is a violent
political ideology rather than a religion. The term
itself dates back to the 1980s, but came into
common usage after the September 11th attacks
in America in 2001.
What causes
ISLAMOPHOBIA
?
What do you think are the main causes of
Islamophobia and why?
Grades C
You will be
able to
identify
some causes
of
Islamophobia
What’s he
thinking?
Who is
he?
How is she
feeling?
Police are searching for a gang of about 20 Derby men after an
attack on a Muslim couple on a train to Nottingham. Abida Malik
said the men called her and her husband Asif Ahmed terrorists.
One man put Mr Ahmed in a headlock saying he was making a
citizen’s arrest.
The gang boarded the train at Loughborough on Easter Sunday
evening, after what British Transport Police believe was a
drinking session. Officers have described it as an “unpleasant
and nasty” incident.
Abida Malik, who wears the hijab – or headscarf – was
travelling home after a wedding in Leicester with her husband.
She said: “I was full of fear, my heart was beating really
fast and I felt so helpless because there was so many of
them.”
“Everyone seemed too scared to do anything… Now I don’t
want to travel on the train by myself, and I don’t want him
(Asif) to go by himself. They could have stabbed him”.
BBC News, 8 April 2010
In WW2 the Jews were stereotyped as money grabbers,
communists, greedy and the reason that Germany was in such
a mess – and we know what happened as a result.
What has this got to do with today?
Stereotyping is still causing a lot of problems in modern day
society…
Like what?
Predominantly RACISM – groups such as the EDL base their
ideas and beliefs on stereotypes of Muslims as terrorists.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/9385009.stm
Using examples from the clip explain the dangers of
Islamophobia (what can it lead to? How does it influence
people to behave? What are the consequences?)
How does Islamophobia affect community cohesion?
Grade B
You will be
able to
explain the
dangers of
Islamophobia
in society.
MUSLIMS TELL US HOW TO RUN OUR SCHOOLS DAILY EXPRESS 21/02/07
MUSLIM SICKOS' MADDIE KIDNAP SHOCK DAILY STAR 28/04/08
HOGWASH: NOW THE PC BRIGADE BANS PIGGY
BANKS IN CASE THEY OFFEND MUSLIMS DAILY EXPRESS 24/10/05
GET OFF MY BUS I NEED TO PRAY THE SUN 28/03/08
NOW MUSLIMS GET THEIR OWN LAWS IN BRITAIN
DAILY EXPRESS 30/04/07
AGENDA OF HATE IN UK MOSQUES DAILY MAIL 30/10/2007
FURY AS MUSLIM BRANDS BRITAIN 'NAZI'
DAILY EXPRESS 11/11/07
WE MUST STOP BUILDING MOSQUES NOW THE STAR 02/04/2008
MUSLIM BRITAIN IS BECOMING ONE BIG NO-GO AREA
What impression is given about Muslims from
CHRISTMAS ISthese
BANNED
IT OFFENDS MUSLIMS
headlines?
THE TIMES 13/01/2008
DAILY EXPRESS 02/11/2005
• 36% of media headlines about
British Muslims overall are
about terrorism
• The most common nouns used
in relation to British Muslims
were terrorist, extremist,
Islamist, suicide bomber and
militant, with very few
positive nouns used
• The most common adjectives
used were radical, fanatical,
fundamentalist, extremist and
militant
• References to radical Muslims
outnumber references to
moderate Muslims by 17 to
one
Read the headlines on
your sheet and then
read the explanation.
Do you think the media
is to blame for
Islamophobia? –
Explain your answer
using examples.
Why might some people
disagree with you?
HOGWASH: NOW THE PC
BRIGADE BANS PIGGY
BANKS IN CASE THEY OFFEND
MUSLIMS.
Daily Express 24 October 2005.
This story was completely
fabricated and was flatly denied by
the banks mentioned in the article,
one of which was Nat West which
still uses piggy banks in many of its
articles.
MUSLIM SICKOS’ MADDIE
KIDNAP SHOCK.
Daily Star 28 April 2008
This does not refer to Muslims
having any part in the disappearance
of Madeline McCann, instead it
refers to a website on which claims
were made that Madeline’s parents
were involved in her disappearance,
a claim that had already been made
in several mainstream newspapers.
GET OFF MY BUS I NEED TO PRAY.
The Sun 28 March2008
The Sun claimed that the driver had ordered
people off his bus so that he could pray.
In actuality the bus driver had been ordered to stop his bus and tell the
passengers to board the bus behind in order to maintain frequency as the
bus was delayed, he was told not to allow any passengers to board his bus
and was on a 10 minute break so he was allowed to do as he wished.
Grade A-A*
You will be
able to
evaluate the
media’s
influence on
Islamophobia
in society.
Thinking about today’s lesson – explain
the links between the following words…

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