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Hey guys we decided were going to take a satire view on our video. Watch this link below as an example.

http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=US#/watch?v=KRS1sB5d7vw

2/24/12

Since Kinzie is no longer in our group this slightly changes our plans. In the beginning we planned on working together to make a video and she was going to edit it. I will have to find someone else to edit it for us now. I do however need your help on some of the questions that we do need to ask people. We can discuss this later.

Good videos

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jon-stewart-lowes-american-muslim-273664

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0DRM0pxxsg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Prc8v-rKYjw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5GHHbIUxZY&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3bhqhHIfv4

They Call this Islamaphobia. This link is gold, everyone check it out

http://www.amperspective.com/Islam_and_Muslims_in_Post_9-11_America.pdf

Republican Senator Rick Santorum, who faced a difficult re-election battle against Democrat Bob
Casey in November 2006, used “Islamic fascism” repeatedly. “In World War II we fought Nazism
and Japanese imperialism,” Santorum said in a high-profile speech at the National Press Club on
July 20. “Today we are fighting Islamic fascism. They attacked us on Sept. 11, because we are
the greatest obstacle in front of them to their openly declared mission of subjecting the entire
world to their fanatical rule.”
But this is not all. Anti-Islam bigotry remains a popular past time for public officials and
personalities:
Attorney General John Ashcroft once said: “Islam is a religion in which God requires you to send
your son to die for him. Christianity is a faith in which God sent his Son to die for you.” (8)
Republican Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo advocated nuking Islam’s holiest place,
Mecca, to get even with another terrorist attacks. He refused to apologize for suggesting the
United States could target Muslim holy sites if radical Islamic terrorists set off multiple nuclear
attacks in American cities. “It’s a tough issue to deal with. Tough things are said. And we should
not shy away from saying things that need to be said.” (9) Tancredo was not the only
congressman to suggest nuking theMuslims. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) bragged to a crowd of
veterans that he had advised Bush to nuke Syria. “Syria is the problem. Syria is where those
weapons of mass destruction are, in my view. You know, I can fly an F-15, put two nukes on ‘em
and I’ll make one pass. We won’t have to worry about Syria anymore.” (10) The two
congressmen’s remarks probably reflected a general mood of the American public that approves
the use of atomic bombs, especially against terrorist targets as indicated by a 2005 Associated
Press poll. (11)

                                                                        
And this tirade against Islam and Muslims continues. Colorado Rep. Jim Welker, a Republican,
sent an e-mail to his constituents titled: ”Beware of Islam in America.” The text of his e-mail read,
Islam & Muslims in the Post-9/11 America

Jyllands-Posten's Muhammad Cartoons, 2

Thirty-nine percent of respondents to the USA TODAY/Gallup Poll of August 2006 said they felt at
least some prejudice against Muslims. The same percentage favored requiring Muslims, including
U.S. citizens, to carry a special ID “as a means of preventing terrorist attacks in the United
States.” About one-third said U.S. Muslims were sympathetic to al-Qaeda, and 22% said they
wouldn’t want Muslims as neighbors. 31% said they’d feel more nervous flying if a Muslim man
was on the plane; 18% said they’d be more nervous with a Muslim woman. (35)
Two polls released on March 9, 2006 indicate that almost half of Americans have a negative
perception of Islam and that one in four of those surveyed have extreme anti-Muslim views. The
results of the two polls – conducted by Washington Post-ABC and the Council on American-
Islam & Muslims in the Post-9/11 America Chapter II – The post 9/11 Challenges – Islamophobia [26]
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Islamic Relations (CAIR) – were not unexpected as anti-Muslim and anti-Islam campaign
continues unabated since 9/11 by print and electronic media along with politicians, religious
leaders as well as the government policies that have reinforced Islamophobia which may be
defined as “alienation, discrimination, harassment and violence rooted in misinformed and
stereotyped representations of Islam and its adherents.” The two polls come at a time of
increasingly charged atmosphere: the proposed takeover of six US ports operations by a Dubai
firm (later abandoned); the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq with little sign of ending; the election of
Hamas in the Palestinian territories; and, above all, the riotous protests across the Muslim world
against Danish cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad.
Although Americans believe they are better informed about Islam than they were five years ago,
but an April 2006 CBS News poll finds fewer than one in five say their impression of the religion is
favorable. Forty-five percent said they have an unfavorable view of Islam, a rise from 36 percent
in February. And the public’s impression of Islam has diminished even more compared with four
years ago. (36)
In a shocking revelation to the American Muslims, a December 2004 poll finds nearly half of all
Americans believe that the U.S. government should restrict the civil liberties of MuslimAmericans. The Cornell University poll found that 44 percent favored at least some restrictions on
the civil liberties of Muslim Americans. The survey also showed that 27 percent of respondents
supported requiring all Muslim-Americans to register where they lived with the federal
government. Twenty-two percent favored racial profiling to identify potential terrorist threats. And
29 percent thought undercover agents should infiltrate Muslim civic and volunteer organizations
to keep tabs on their activities and fund-raising. The poll also found that Republicans and people
who described themselves as highly religious were more apt to support curtailing Muslims’ civil
liberties than Democrats or people who are less religious. Researchers also found that
respondents who paid more attention to television news were more likely to fear terrorist attacks
and support limiting the rights of Muslim-Americans.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-08-09-muslim-american-cover_x.htm

 

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