The recent terrorist attacks on Paris have sparked a new movement of hate and ignorance against muslims. Islam is a religion of peace and if anyone would actually stop and study and research the religion, they might find out how loving a true muslim can be. Facebook users from around the world changed their profile pictures to have a french flag filter added on, despite their being a terrorist attack in Beirut, Lebanon that same day. Mainstream media ignored this attack and have ignored many attacks in countries all over the middle east simply because the american public doesn’t really care about muslims. Tweets flooded twitter filled with anti-muslim remarks. Islamophobia didn’t start this past week; September 11, 2001 is day the world will remember forever. 9/11 is where the rise of muslim hate crimes began and since then has been streaming along steadily. Every time a middle easterner who claims to be muslim commits a crime the media goes crazy with statements pressuring the government to bomb the middle east and take care of Al-qaeda, Daesh (ISIS), or any other terrorist group claiming to be fighting in the name of Islam. Religions of all kind have committed all kinds of terrible crimes. Christians have terrorist groups as well such as The Klu Klux Klan and The Lord’s Resistance Army, yet the media doesn’t have a lot to say about that. Islam is actually a beautiful religion about love and peace. Society would better understand this if the quran was read sometime, for example “O You who believe! Enter absolutely into peace . Do not follow in the footsteps of satan. He is an outright enemy to you,” (Holy Quran: 2, 208). That verse is straight out of the The Holy Quran, which is Islamic scripture, proclaims peace. Here is another which you might find interesting "O mankind! We created you from a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes that you may know and honor each other (not that you should despise one another). Indeed the most honorable of you in the sight of God is the most righteous." (Holy Quran 49:13). The world has been down the road of prejudice before, anti-semitism lead to the holocaust and now were faced with Islamophobia and who knows where that will lead. So far Islamophobia has lead to wars in the middle east, the oppression of Palestinians, violation of human rights in airports and travel centers, and so many more. This Anti-muslim movement is even becoming an excuse for state governors and government leaders to “speak out” on this refugee problem. Syria is in the middle of a civil war, Paris just bombed a city as retaliation for the attacks in paris, and Daesh is killing muslims left and right. Syrian refugees have nowhere to go and now the american public wants to deny them refuge simply because “ Islam conflicts with American values” according to a poll done by the Public Religion Research Institute.