Muslim Rights By: Rylin Douthit

Civil rights. Something that everyone deserves all around the world. Unfortunately, in 2017, there are still unequal rights for many people. One of the main groups of people are Muslims. Muslims are in much danger because they are viewed as a threat to many people because they are stereotyped as terrorist. Most Muslims, especially women, can be easily identified because of their hijab. A hijab is something Muslims wear around their head because of their religion, and because of this, “It is easy to know if a woman is Muslim if she wears a hijab. This makes unwanted Muslim woman easy to identify and an easy target.” (Newsela) Clearly, Muslims are targeted in many places and can be easily identified so they are in more danger.

There are still many civil rights issues for several races. One way that Muslims compare to African Americans in the 1950’s is because they got unequal education. In the 1950’s, blacks and whites had separate schools. Because of this they got unequal education. Some even can argue that blacks, still today, are getting unequal education. “While blacks make up 18 percent of students in preschool, they account for 42 percent of students with an out-of-school suspension and 48 percent of students with multiple out-of-school suspensions.” ( Clearly, blacks are being treated unequally and they are spending more time away from school and are receiving unequal education. Education is such an important thing for all races to get equally so we can make our future better. “The fact cannot be denied that in the world of today if a nation or a country does not emphasize and focus on educating its people then the future of such people is doomed and they can neither compete nor survive in the fierce competition this world has at present. Therefore, all the members of a nation have to strive and struggle towards knowledge and learning if a nation is to survive and be successful.” (Islam Emphasizes On Equal Learning Article) Clearly, education is a valuable thing that needs to be shared equally for all races, as is was not in the 1950’s for African Americans, and still is not in 2017 for Muslims and African Americans.

One way they contrast is because African Americans still have more rights then Muslims around the world. African Americans have gotten the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendment. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” (U.S Senate: Constitution of the United States) Clearly, African Americans have rights all around the world especially in the United States. On the other hand, Muslims have very little rights around the world. According to the graph, Muslim woman cannot pick what they want to wear in several states. This is clearly unjust because a simple right such as choosing what they want to wear. Therefore, one way they contrast is because African Americans still have more rights then Muslims around the world.

Civil rights are something that everyone around the world deserves no matter their race, gender, or their sexuality all around the world. Muslims are not getting all of these rights and it is unjust for their race to be treated how they are. There are many organization that can help the Muslims cause. One organization is the USCMO organization. “USCMO stands firm against racism and hate crimes, and calls on the Trump administration to cease its discriminatory rhetoric and anti-immigration/anti-Muslim tone which have led to attacks not only on the Jewish community, but other minorities as well.” ( This organization collects donations and helps Muslims around the world. With a small donation, you can help a big population.


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