Chapters 4-5, Melissa Taylor
- Immediacy is bringing something or someone into direct and instant involvement, causing a sense of urgency or excitement.
- When 911 happened, it brought the Muslim religion and it's followers into the media very quickly. They had to be very careful with what they did because everything was closely watched and immediately judged.
Current ISIS Attacks
In these chapters of Hidden Girl, Shyima explains her view of 911 as a Muslim when it happened. She didn't understand why people would do these terrible things and wanted people to know that not all Muslims were like that, much like the current happenings with ISIS. Muslims want everyone to know that just as the KKK doesn't represent all Americans and Germans don't want to be represented by Nazis, all Muslims are not part of ISIS and the current terrorist attacks.
During this part of her life, Shyima had very little hope and felt like she was useless and unimportant which is why she didn't do anything to revolt against her captors. She did have hope that she would see her family again but the hope was often filled with doubt.