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Muslims as Victims of Prejudice

Background Information
Rayat al-Tawheed, a media group comprised of foreign Islamic State fighters, published a video on September 9, 2014 of a German member, Saifullah al-Almani, calling on Muslims in the West to journey to Syria and join the battle.
Technique Used
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This is propaganda because
This propaganda invites Muslims to see themselves as victimized by prejudice, inspring them to advance their interests by coming to Syria to join ISIS. Dangerous because it makes it seem like this kind of terrorism is justified.

Comments

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    Zach
    Sat, 12/12/2015 - 00:57
    Zach
    i feel like this is harmful due to the fact they're are a terrorist organization but it really makes Muslims that had been excluded from society and Allah along with ISIS will make them feel comfort at home and convinced to going.
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    Ryan Howe
    Fri, 02/05/2016 - 03:51
    Ryan Howe
    I saw this is harmful because joining Isis is kind of a scary thing, and if it's shown in the United States, it would just scare people more. I could see this as kind of beneficial to Isis, because it's getting people to try and join Isis.
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    George
    Fri, 02/05/2016 - 04:05
    George
    I believe that this photograph is harmful because it is attenpting to recruit more people into an awful organization through the power of emotion. People who feel stepped on will want to release that anger and join ISIS.
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    Tyler
    Fri, 02/05/2016 - 05:37
    Tyler
    This propaganda is dangerous because it encourages Muslims to join ISIS and fight the West.
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    Sofia nava
    Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:01
    Sofia nava
    I think that this is harmful because it wants Muslims to feel angry and want to go join, however Islam is a fairly peaceful religion at its core so I doubt it will be very successful
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    Lauren Caldrone
    Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:01
    Lauren Caldrone
    This is harmful because it makes people feel bad for them and makes people want to help their cause.
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    Mark D
    Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:01
    Mark D
    This is harmful because it makes people feel bad for the people in ISIS and makes them sympathetic towards the cause.
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    Sam R
    Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:01
    Sam R
    This is harmful because it justifies ISIS and makes people sympathetic to their cause and look as though Isis is a victim.
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    Jeremiah
    Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:05
    Jeremiah
    This is harmful because it might get people to join ISIS.
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    Stephanie
    Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:05
    Stephanie
    i think that this is harmful because it makes the consumer feel that they should hurt everyone that treated them like a second class but thorough Islam they can unite.
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    Eric
    Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:45
    Eric
    This is harmful because it is trying to get Syrians to revolt and join Isis.
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    Karolina Bielawska
    Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:46
    Karolina Bielawska
    This is harmful because they are trying to recruit others and saying that if you are Muslim that these acts are justified.
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    Annie Walsh
    Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:46
    Annie Walsh
    This form of propaganda is very harmful because it encourages people who practice the religion of Islam to join ISIS. It says that even if believe in the core beliefs in Islam, then you should join ISIS.
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    shawna stokes
    Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:46
    shawna stokes
    i think this is harmful because it is calling on all Muslims to help fight in the battle and be victimized
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    Jack Ankony
    Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:47
    Jack Ankony
    This is a harmful example of propaganda because it is is encouraging them to join ISIS since they are being victimized by prejudice.
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    Colleen
    Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:47
    Colleen
    His is harmful because it is telling people to fight back against whoever wronged them and whoever has hurt them.
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    Annie S
    Fri, 02/05/2016 - 14:55
    Annie S
    This is definitely harmful because it is insinuating that all good Muslims should join ISIS/terrorism.
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    Ethan
    Sat, 02/06/2016 - 02:45
    Ethan
    This is harmful propaganda because it's encouraging people to fight for ISIS in a bad way. Violence isn't the answer to get what you want.
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    Mark
    Sat, 02/06/2016 - 02:53
    Mark
    I beleive this is harmful because it's recruiting people to join a harmful and dangerous organization.
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    Alyssa
    Sat, 02/06/2016 - 02:56
    Alyssa
    I think this propaganda is extremely harmful because it tries to persuade those who practice Islam into joining ISIS. It makes it seem like terrorism is okay since they have been the "victims" for so long. They want Muslims to relate to it so they are more convinced to join.
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    Sophie
    Sat, 02/06/2016 - 06:27
    Sophie
    This is harmful because it is grouping Islam with Isis. This could make people think that Muslims are linked to Isis but it is just extremists.
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    Nicole
    Sat, 02/06/2016 - 07:23
    Nicole
    I think this is harmful because it seems to justify the terrorism ISIS does.
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    Meg Goldberg
    Sat, 02/06/2016 - 07:34
    Meg Goldberg
    I think this propaganda is harmful. They're making it seem like terrorism is ok because they think they were victimized by prejudice.
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    Nick Cima
    Sat, 02/06/2016 - 07:44
    Nick Cima
    I see this as very harmful because it promotes joining Isis and to join Isis is not a very good deed of a Muslim as Isis kills and threatens people's lives daily. Most of my classmates seem to agree.
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    Ethan
    Sat, 02/06/2016 - 07:46
    Ethan
    This is harmful because it is showing a terrorist group and telling people to join
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    Cassidy
    Sun, 02/07/2016 - 03:28
    Cassidy
    I think this is very harmful because it villanizes an entire religion with vey little context.
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    Julia D
    Mon, 02/08/2016 - 06:16
    Julia D
    I said this was harmful because it glorifies ISIS and makes it seem okay
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    Allison B
    Mon, 02/08/2016 - 07:00
    Allison B
    This is harmful because it is making it sound like it is ok to join a terrorist group.
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    Kaitlyn
    Mon, 02/08/2016 - 08:35
    Kaitlyn
    I think this is harmful because it's not right to use prejudice as an excuse to terrorize people and commit the crimes ISIS and other terrorist groups have done. Terrorism does not define religion just as religion doesn't justify terrorism.
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    Gracie I
    Mon, 02/08/2016 - 11:58
    Gracie I
    This makes it seem like the horrible things that ISIS does it okay and that it's justified.
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    Molly
    Mon, 02/08/2016 - 23:51
    Molly
    This is harmful because it is giving Muslims an excuse to keep terrorizing. They are making them feel like they are the victims and this can lead to very bad things once those ideas get into their heads.
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    Bkeane8319
    Tue, 02/09/2016 - 03:58
    Bkeane8319
    I think this is not a very smart thing to post about because it's giving Muslims false beliefs that could lead to them doing something dangerous.
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    James Morris
    Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:47
    James Morris
    Strictly based on how muslims feel victimized, and how they are portrayed here in America this is harmful. This media message implies that these people are not treated fairly, and could be taken as a threat.
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    willow
    Fri, 05/13/2016 - 23:24
    willow
    this is harmful because they are trying to persuade that they are justified in being dangerous.
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    Anthony
    Thu, 02/02/2017 - 06:48
    Anthony
    This video and ISIS in general prey on the attitudes rich countries have towards the Middle East and Muslims. By feeding on the anger of Muslims in the Middle East, Europe and America, and the actions of hate groups against them, ISIS is able to create a hate-filled terror group of its own. This is a dangerous appeal to emotion to motivate further continuation of a vicious cycle
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    Michael M
    Thu, 02/02/2017 - 06:51
    Michael M
    I believe this is semi harmful because it directly blames others for their suffering. It is not everyone's fault that they are suffering but they try to gain support through pity.
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    Victoria F.
    Thu, 02/02/2017 - 06:53
    Victoria F.
    It is trying to inspire muslims to relatiate because the were treated badly, and that their religion has done only good. With is alright, but this goes back to ISIS and encourages violance, with is NOT ok.
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    Edin Ramovic
    Thu, 02/02/2017 - 07:47
    Edin Ramovic
    Was clearly hostile and exaggerated the persecution of Muslims hugely while also killing innocent people.
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    Tyler
    Fri, 02/03/2017 - 04:07
    Tyler
    My rating goes along with majority of people. This message was dangerous and harmful to the viewers. As it brings up anti American ideas and gives support towards terrorist organizations or other radical groups.
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    Annie
    Fri, 02/03/2017 - 05:38
    Annie
    This is harmful because, although prejudice is a problem in our country, going to ISIS, a terrorist group, is not the right answer.
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    Ashi Patel
    Fri, 02/03/2017 - 08:10
    Ashi Patel
    This is very malignant aka harmful because it encourages terrorist activities. It is showing that if USA can't treat Muslims right, than Syria and isis will and that will just insert the wrong images in people's mind
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    Kate
    Fri, 02/03/2017 - 09:58
    Kate
    This was harmful because it supports terrorist groups.
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    Anna Murawski
    Mon, 02/06/2017 - 03:33
    Anna Murawski
    I and the majority of others said that this propaganda is harmful. This propaganda tries to get people to join Isis. It also suggests that terrorism is acceptable.
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    Andy Reimann
    Tue, 02/07/2017 - 00:45
    Andy Reimann
    This is extremely harmful Propaganda as it is being used to fan support for a terrorist movement around the world. This message is meant to gain members that will kill innocent people and themselves in the process. It is okay do follow Islam but using this religion as a help to your terrorist cause is horrible.
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    Allison Solheim
    Tue, 02/07/2017 - 05:38
    Allison Solheim
    It's harmful because it is promoting terrorism and trying to recruit people.
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    JDoyle
    Tue, 02/07/2017 - 05:47
    JDoyle
    Harmful because they use a religion in a wrong way to promote violence.
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    Alexander Izzi
    Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:49
    Alexander Izzi
    To me this seems extremely harmful. Of course I would imagine it will seem that way to most. What strikes me is the acceptance and almost communal emphasis that this takes. I can see how this form of propaganda can gain the trust of those that are in need and weak and are in need of a change. What this advertisement does is play to the needs of the victims and focuses on gaining muslims that want a change rather then flat out stating that they need soldiers to join isis.
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    Justine F.
    Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:24
    Justine F.
    I rated this as more harmful than beneficial. This is because it is inviting Muslims to participate in a dangerous group that is out to cause violence and hostility.
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    Toni
    Sun, 11/12/2017 - 05:05
    Toni
    In this piece, it's interesting to see how ISIS strives to be perceived as the "true victims" who overcome adversity, to appeal to individuals seeking to feel more powerful. This is particularly dangerous, as it supplies sympathizers with ample justification for grievous actions.
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    Ben
    Fri, 02/02/2018 - 03:44
    Ben
    I think it is mostly harmful. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be Muslim and join an organization, but it's isis.

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