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In her essay You People Did This by an American Muslim writerReshma Memon Yaqub states that when our country is in trouble AmericanMuslims are victimized twice Yaqub supports this claim by usingspecific events such as the Oklahoma bombing pigs blood being left ata mosque in Chicago and she even tells us that a 10-year-oldneighborhood boy muttered the word terrorist as she got into her carThese were different events where the people of her religion werenttreated very well Yaqub gives us very good reasons why we should feelsorry for her and other American Muslims but she ends her essay in theworst way She gives us examples of how jihad isnt what we thought itwas but this just take so much of her authenticity away Her purposewas to show Americans that when something big happens we are alwaysquick to victimize the first odd person we see in this case MuslimsYaqub establishes a tone that makes readers feel sorry for her with thepurpose to educate her readers and remind them not to judge people bywhat other people do Yaqub writes an effective argument and effectivelypersuades her readers into seeing that American Muslims really werevictimized twice when the 911 attack happened Yaqub makes an attempt to appeal to her audiences sense of reason whenshe states that pigs blood was left at a mosque in Chicago and thatrefining the definition of jihad for us This makes sense to heraudience because she is telling us about real events that happened allaround the time of the 911 attacks And she is refining a word that isrelevant to this topic Lastly she is also giving us a quotation of whather friend told her her friend told her that a nurse at the prominentWashington hospital where they both work had announced in front of himthat all Muslims and Arabs should be rounded up and put into camps asJapanese were in World War II this gives us a reason to feel badbecause people are
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