In answering this question you would be well served to have read the short piece on Islamaphobia found in the first lesson. A review of the 5 summary questions at the end of Chapter 2 would be very helpful. 
Since 9/11 Islam has been systematically vilified by some groups and individuals in the U.S. Many of the characteristics of Islam they promote are listed in the Runnymeade declaration on Islamaphobia. They also take umbrage at Shari’a and use the word jihad to denigrate Islam. 
What I want you to do is write a short essay in response to these claims. Are they accurate? Are they filled with untrue stereotypes of people in the Middle East? Why do you think these claims are made?