Rights to pray By: Zach Mckenelley

Muslims are being denied their civil right to freely practice their own religion under the law. A recent study according to Brookings education states that 61% of Americans dislike Muslims and the Islam religion due to the effects of September 11, 2001. Also they state that over half of Americans feel unsafe and are unfavorable when Muslims are or acting Islam in a public area. Many Americans feel that Muslims should be denied the right to freely practice Islam in public areas.

On this issue there have been a few strategies to try and stop this or at least slow it down. One attempt the people took was to have the law enforce light punishment laws on the public who try to stop Muslims from practicing Islam. For example a police officer would tell them to stop that's illegal, or further action to put them to arrest for disobeying civil rights laws. This strategy was effective in a few ways but got turned shortly after it was addressed. Enforcing law on this spread a lot of awareness on the news and Internet of how many people got arrested for actually disobeying the civil rights law. Although shortly after Americans started saying it was there human right to feel safe in public without feeling any threat. Therefore the enforcement was shut down due to many situations of Americans feeling unsafe.

A few future steps that could be taken for this cause are creating more clear laws, peaceful protesting and take a case to court to spread the cause. Even if the case isn't successful, it could be a news awareness spreader. Making the laws more punishable would help make it more rare for people to commit these actions. Another way to eliminate this problem is to simply talk to each other and make conversation. Also, while peaceful protesting such as sit ins or boycotts make a big difference they made not be enough to completely finish this problem.

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