Rough Draft

It was made clear when we were in grade school that in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue and discovered America. What we have learned in secondary education is that Native Americans had discovered land before Columbus. Recently there was evidence, which proved that Muslims have also been in America before Columbus. So how could […]

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Travel Ban Refusal

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/09/us/politics/appeals-court-trump-travel-ban.html?_r=0   Focusing on a current event that relates to being a Muslim in America is the travel ban President Trump executively ordered. This article reinforced that the seven nations that President Trump put the ban on shows no signs of terrorism. This executive ban did nothing but tear the Muslim families apart. It is […]

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Experiencing Other Religions

Reading Smith Chapter 5 was really eye opening to me. Reading what Smith writes about how Muslims wouldn’t identify as themselves earlier in the century due to the lack of social groups for the Islamic Religion. The movie and the book tie into something I experienced in real life. The town of Fordson Michigan was […]

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Muslims come to America

After reading this chapter it really put into perspective how many steps we are taking back involving immigration for Muslims. In 1965 America was looking up due to President Johnson signing the immigration act. This was a positive for many Muslims because they knew they then shouldn’t of had any problem immigrating into this country. […]

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The Public Practice of Islam

Churches, a common building that is a place a place for Christian worship. Somewhere where you find most Christians on Sunday mornings or during the week repenting their sins. When reading Smith in Chapter 5 it discusses the reality of having Mosques in the United States. One thing I did not realize is how hard […]

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