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Stereotyping the Followers of Islam The movie Not Without My Daughter begins when the family of Mahmoody Mahtob and Betty were visiting with the grandparents of Mahtob Mahmoody who is Muslim decides to take his young family to Iran He swears on the sacred Coran that nothing bad will happen to them As it turns out Iran had just finished their revolution and had gone back to the old ways when women have minimal rights Mahmoody decides to stay in Iran with his family and Betty cant do anything about it but Betty and her daughter Mahtob manage to get back to America Stereotyping A minor fault of all people today What is it It is the common mistake all people make when they think that a certain minority is all the same just because they may have seen one of the members One example of this is the movie Not Without My Daughter This movie has a repetitive tendency to portray all male Iranians as wife beaters This may seem pretty blunt but in a way it pretty much summarizes the antagonist of the plot The video I compared to this is called Islam in America It showed almost all aspects of the Muslim religion in America today The differences between the two may be because of the seperate countries and after viewing Islam in America I think that some of the instances in Not Without My Daughter were a bit exaggerated One part of the movie that set me off was when Betty was doing something that Moody didnt like He slapped her because she had disobeyed him Is this realistic in the Muslim religion Probably not It might be in Iran but probably not in the religion itself One of the ideals of the Muslim religion is that all people male or female are created equal The documentary on Islam in America supports this Yet a Hollywood production that
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