Created By: rt2012 on January 24, 2012
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All Muslims Are Terrorists

Exactly what it says on the tin

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Along the lines of "All Germans Are Nazis", the widely held belief that all Muslims/people of Arab decent are terrorists.
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  • January 24, 2012
    LeeM
    Seriously needs a change of title in order to avoid being misconstrued.
  • January 24, 2012
    animeg3282
    Yea, and No Real Life Examples. I see where they are going though.
  • January 24, 2012
    nman
  • January 24, 2012
    Rainbow
    No, Mistaken For Terrorist is exactly that, where an Arab and/or Muslim character isn't a terrorist but other people think they are. This trope would be where the Arab character actually IS a terrorist or stories where all (or almost all) the Arabs are villains of the terrorist type.
  • January 25, 2012
    TheHandle
    Do such stories even exist?
  • January 25, 2012
    nman
    ^^I guess I can see the distinction now that you've pointed out how it isn't Mistaken For Terrorist. But I think it's not that they are terrorists, but rather, borrowing from the All Germans Are Nazis trope's laconic, it would be "All Muslims follow terrorist stereotypes, or characters in a work assign terrorist attributes to arabic people or objects". However, if the description actually existed it would be a lot easier for us to get examples.

    Oh, and this would probably be a No Real Life Examples Please, I'm guessing.
  • January 26, 2012
    TheHandle
    No need to: I mean, it's pretty obvious that not all real-life Muslims are terrorists, otherwise how would they eat?
  • January 26, 2012
    TBeholder
    "Adventures of the Hot Topic Avenger, 1990x" is too specific, IMHO. Now, Scarecrow Of The Day or something like this would catch the tides past and future, it would do.
  • January 26, 2012
    Rognik
    I agree that Islamics are starting to be today's Nazi, being vilified due to a few events (notably 9/11). I'm not certain how common this is, though. I think more works these days are trying to combat this work, rather than drag Muslims through the mud.
  • January 26, 2012
    nman
    ^^^Ah, you're right, I could have sworn that All Germans Are Nazis had a real life ban, and just based that assumption off that. As for examples:
    • In The Siege, the in-universe belief by the FBI is that all Arabs are potential terrorists.
  • January 27, 2012
    BlueIceTea
    I guess if you can find examples of this then it's a trope. But be careful not to let it become Flanderized into a dumping ground for any instance of Muslims being portrayed as terrorists. Simply having a Muslim terrorist in a work doesn't imply the author thinks that all Muslims are terrorists. They may simply think that all terrorists are Muslims. Or that some Muslims are terrorists.
  • January 27, 2012
    Mozgwsloiku
    I think Deadpool once met an Arabic terrorist in the US and chewed him out for being such a racist cliche.
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