Cultural Understanding in the Media. By Jason Rix. What is Islam? What is a Muslim?.
Due to mass media and the intercultural communication issues that go along with it, mass media highlights the intercultural communication differences between Americans and Muslims, greatly contributing to the conflicts that arise between these two cultures.
Democracy and Individual Freedoms Often Questioned
Over 1 Billion People Under One Common Religion
Known for Oil and Terrorism
Mainstream U.S. Media
Numerous times contextual miscommunications have caused conflict such as referring to suicide bombers as “martyrs,” or their representation of Iraqi civilians as ‘invaded’ rather than ‘liberated’ during the recent U.S. conflict in Iraq (Al-Jenaibi, B, 2010).