What are some of the misconceptions you think the West has of Islam?,…
What are some of the misconceptions you think the West has of Islam?
Muslims are violent, extremists or terrorists
Islam oppresses women
Islam is intolerant of other faiths
All Muslims are Arab
All Muslim men marry 4 wives
Muslims are barbaric and backwards
Islam is propagated through violence and war
Hijab is oppressive
Islam permits forced marriages
Muslim women are forced to wear hijab by men as a sign of submission
Where do you think they come from?
It can be from the media (portraying Islam in a negative picture)
Misconceptions of Islam can come from those who are prejudice towards Islam (Islamophobia)
It can come from assumptions by those who do not want to learn more about the religion
Misconceptions can come from those who failed to learn and understand about the religion.
Misconceptions can be portrayed in films as well
Misconceptions may also be propagated in politics, the arts, and music.
What do you think might improve the situation?
Have a discussion with those who has more knowledge on the religion
Be more open-minded and learn more on the religion instead of making assumptions
Check your facts
Spread awareness about the issue and dangers of misconceptions and be aware of the negative consequences of these misconceptions