Today Islamophobia has become a common term. It is used to describe fear of Islam and Muslims. With the current events in Syria and terrorism Islamophobia growing. Some say terrorism has been equated with Islam and Muslims today. The recent attacks in the United States and Britain, most recently in Manchester has risen fear of Islam and Muslims. Much of this fear is based on misunderstanding.
The theme of this crossword is Islam. It includes Arabic terms used in Islam and by Muslims. It also includes names of persons and locations associated with Islam that have contributed to historical and local culture and society. Check back later for the answers.
Prejudice: judgement based on a single aspect; considering someone to act and behave in a certain way because of a certain quality. Discrimination: dividing a group of people into multiple groups using prejudice. Ableism: creating an us and them using disability, a prejudgement of persons with disability second-class to “normal” people or people without a visible disability is a relatively new form of discrimination. North America has battled discrimination since the landing of the Europeans. Aboriginals, Indigenous persons, Inuit, and others were classified as second-class. Although it as made strong gains in attempts to silence discrimination it is still alive in North America, both within society and among social leaders in Canada and United States. Continue reading →
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