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Oscar I am going to be uploading my cartoons, so you can choose which ones are appropriate for the project. 

Also I am going to be making a list of Islamic terms and definitions.

Remember Islamic Jokes 

                                                                                                                                                           

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We believe that this cartoon is self explanatory. All we hear in the news is about the terrorist attacks occurring with extremist and different groups from the middle east. This frames people from the middle east as terrorist and extremists who have no mercy for any other religion other than their own. If anyone says or does any negative thing toward them they retaliate with extreme attacks. It shows a very one sided view of Muslims.

                                                                                                                                                                                           

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Publication________11/07/2010_________Date:_03/01/2012______
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Title of cartoon:___Islam-Peace___Cartoon#___

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Kennedy, is trying to demonstrate how some people in western society view the Islamic culture. He does a good job of showing how they have a misrepresentation of who they are and what they stand for. The turban, the sword and the Aladdin looking shoes support that point. People from the middle east do not all look like this and they are not all terrorist out looking to kill anyone who opposes their beliefs or way of being. The cartoon illustrates how sometimes people are quick to judge other people who are not like them and put them in a box where every person from that way of life is the same.

                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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We believe that the cartoonist is portraying the western society as being the good guys who always defend the rights of other people. Stating that we will defend any right because it is constitutional. Also, the cartoonist uses satire in saying ” but I will defend to the death your right to…” as making fun of the Islamic religion and how they put to death anyone who disagrees with them. The title of “Radical Islam” label makes him as well as his religion seem like they are a militant group showing no mercy for anyone.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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We believe the cartoonist is demonstrating that no matter who the person is, if their Muslim they share the same mindset about Christians. They think that Christianity is bad and is not the correct religion or way to worship. It is framing all Muslims as haters of Christianity and all other religions. It makes Muslims seem heartless and vile against all other religions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

– Tonight at our team meeting we distributed tasks and decided the things we will incorporate in the actual blog. I am in charge of the work blog and the actual blog as well as overseeing other pages. The pages we will have (subject to change of course) Home, Introduction, Background, Pre/Post 911, Conclusion and Truth V. Truthiness.

We will also make a video to accompany the blog.

http://www.markfiore.com/animation/fresh.html

This video isn’t informative at all but it is pretty funny. Let me know if you guys think it should go on the blog.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

  • What does Islam mean?

The Arabic word ‘Islam’ simply means submission and derives from a word meaning peace. In a religious context it means complete submission to the will of God. Allah is the Arabic name for God, which is used by Arab Muslims and Christians alike.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Spent several hours working on the actual blog as well as the work blog. I inserted everyone’s pictures to give it a more personal look and feel. I also added a ‘cartoons’ tab and a ‘jokes’ tab as well. my research continues as i am focusing on video clips from The Daily Show and The Colbert Show to put in the Introduction page.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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All through the election President Barrack Obama was framed by some media outlets as being a radical Muslim. They often criticized or question if he was really a Christian like he said he was. His dad converted from Roman Catholicism to Islam when he was young. The media outlets as well as newspapers used this against Barrack saying that he was a radical and that he shared those beliefs and not the Christian belief like most Americans have. This cartoon frames him as being a Muslim and not caring about the United States of America because he is a Muslim and only cares about the Islamic beliefs.

                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Cartoon by Clay Bennett - Call to Prayer

Clay Bennett @ Chattanooga Times Free Press

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Title of cartoon:___Call to Prayer___Cartoon#___

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This is a good example of what many people in western society as well as all over the world think of when they think of Muslims. They think that everyone who is involved in the religion of Islam are terrorist who carry around guns looking to kill people. They think that they always have bombs attached to them ready to go off if anyone disagrees with them or their beliefs. People are misinformed as to what they are taught in Mosques and their way of worship. We believe this cartoon depicts accurately what some people think of when they think of Muslims.

                                                                                                                                                         

Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson -

Signe Wilkinson @ Philadelphia Daily News

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Most of the news media depicts Muslims as terrorist who resolve any issues they have with war. Shootings, bombings and suicide attacks is what we see mostly in the news from Muslims, therefore, because the media frames them like this, we believe they are a people of violence.

                                                                                                                                              

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-january-5-2012/the-elephant-in-the-room

                                                                                                                                             

As a group, we wanted to choose a topic that we did not know much about. This would force us to do many hours of research with little room of having biases on the matter. We decided to do our project on the religion of Islam and how it is portrayed in western society as well as all over the world.

                                                                                                                                            

Ever since 9/11, and even before then, the western society has had a misconception of the Muslim people. In the media news outlets they are portrayed as being terrorist with no regards of any other religion or belief. Most of the pictures and stories on the news are of them involved in a suicide bombing or a terrorist attack. The more repetition something is given, the more likely people are to believe it. This is what is happening with the Muslim people as shown in this Daily Show clip below.

 

                                                                                                                                      

 

Nezar Hamze, is a Muslim who is a registered Republican. He had all the qualifications to be part of The Republican Executive Committee but was denied because he was Muslim. The committee printed out handouts calling him a terrorist and evil without even knowing him.

 

This is what Muslims face on a daily basis. They are discriminated against because of the way they look and because of their beliefs. Hamze, when compared to a staunch Republican had the same views on political issues and still wasn’t allowed to join the committee. They gave him no good cause as to why he was denied membership except for that he was a Muslim and a terrorist according to the committee.

 

“If it were up to me, he will never be a part of the Republican party,” said Joe Kaufman, founder of Americans against Hate. This is the kind of treatment Hanze had to deal with.

 

Sadly, this is the mindset of many Americans as well as people all around the world. 9/11 has a big influence on the way Muslims are portrayed in today’s society. We wanted to dig deeper and see if this type of discrimination is common for many Muslims across the world.

 

                                                                                          

 

MUSLIMS IN AMERICA

Muslims were early arrivals in North America. In the eighteenth century there were thousands of them, working as slaves on plantations. These early communities, cut off from their heritage and families, inevitably lost their Islamic identity as time went by. Today, many Afro-American Muslims play an important role in the Islamic community.

 

    Mosque in New Mexico, U.S.A

 

 

The nineteenth century, saw the beginnings of an influx of Arab Muslims, most of whom settled in the major industrial centers where they worshipped in hired rooms. The early twentieth century witnessed the arrival of several hundred thousand Muslims from Eastern Europe. The first Albanian mosque was opened in Maine in 1915, others soon followed and a group of Polish Muslims opened a mosque in Brooklyn in 1928.

 

  The Islamic Cultural Center, Washington DC.

 

In 1947 the Washington Islamic Center was founded during the term of President Truman and several nationwide organizations were set up in the fifties. The same period saw the establishment of other communities whose lives were in many ways modeled after Islam. More recently, numerous members of these groups have entered the fold of Muslim orthodoxy. Today there are about five million Muslims in America.

                                                                                               

WHAT A BILLION MUSLIMS REALLY THINK:

 

 

 

 

As illustrated in this documentary of the perception of the Muslim people, we find that Americans have a misconception of who these people really are. We have developed an image of them that is not accurate. They want peace just like we do and just because there are some bad apples in the barrel it doesn’t mean all of them are bad or terrorist. Because of the way they are framed in the media, America has a wrong persona of the Muslim culture.

 

                                                                                           

 

LET’S SEE WHAT THE PRESIDENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT MUSLIMS AND ISLAM:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Does this change your view on Muslims?

 

 

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