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Muslim American Rights

Targeting and dispelling stereotypes about Muslims. History project presented on 3/20

Bethany Tinklenberg

on 20 March 2013

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Transcript of Muslim American Rights

Before 9/11... -Muslims in America were free to practice their religion without discrimination or racial and religious profiling.
- America, "Melting pot" of different religions excepted the Islamic faith, exposing diversity from other cultures. Different Branches of Islam
- "traditionalists"
- 85% of Muslims are Sunni
- Considered as guardians of the Islamic orthodoxy What Is -Islamophobia is prejudice against or hatred towards Muslims.
-After 9/11, people developed an irrational fear of Muslims. After 9/11... After the tragic terrorist attack on September 11th, 2001 on the World Trade Center in NYC, the lives of Muslim Americans drastically changed. Since the attack, racial and religious profiling has caused Arabs Muslims and Middle Easterners fearful of hostile behavior from people of other cultures in America. CIA Renditions All-American Muslim by:
Bethany Tinklenberg, Erica Moy, Erika Lama, Julia Stuart, Micaela Brossard Muslim American Rights HotRoc: Think about some personal religious traditions that you follow. If you are not religious, what are some traditions or routines that you do daily.
- Also known as the "seveners"
- Believe in Mahdi (spiritual figure)
- Distrust Sunni reading and interpretation of the Qur'an
- Known as the "mystics".
- Trace back to Prophet Muhammed and the Qur'an
- Teach spiritual matters
- Bound by ritual duties of orthodox faith
- "Black Muslims" (African Americans)
-They want salvation through self-knowledge
- Traditional teachings
- Follow a strict lifestyle
- Prayer 5 times a day Controversy Over the Islamic Community Center on Manhattan - Construction of a Muslim Community Center in Manhattan, NYC became a controversy, due to 9/11.
- Parksi (small muslim community in lower manhattan), planned the mosque to be built two blocks from Ground Zero.
- On May 5th, 2010, 1st publicly held community meeting of the neighborhood in lower Manhattan.
-Word of the project spread, people began calling this project the an "insensitive institution" Controversies over cancellation of Muslim-American TV show - Five Arab American Muslim families
- Dearborn, Michigan
- Premiered with 1.7 million viewers
-gradually lost viewers over time
-Lowes canceled ads
- ended with 900,000 viewers
- Cancelled on Dec. 18, 2012
- stars offered finaces to keep the show running.

“Through these families and their diverse experiences, we will explore how they blend their values and traditions with everyday life in America, providing insight into their culture with care and compassion,” TLC General Manager Amy Winter said when the show was announced. Immigration history - 1947 to 1960, increasing numbers of Muslims were arriving in the United States.
- Early Muslim immigrants moved into rural + urban areas in America, usually making their homes in major cities. (Exp. NYC and Chicago).
-Muslims came with the hope of receiving more education in U.S
- After 1965, immigrants from Western Europe began to decline significantly. Listen and write down a few of your reactions to this soundtrack. Allah is Most Great.
I bear witness that there is none worthy of being worshiped except Allah.
I bear witness that Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah.
Come to prayer.
Come to Success.
Allah is Most Great
Prayer is better than sleep
There is no deity except for Allah. Muslims are called to prayer with this chant, 5 times a day. Their prayer is their personal connection to Allah. [It takes a lot of dedication to pray 5 times a day!] F.Y.I. Islamophobia? The Nation of Islam Sunnis Shi'ites Sufis Translation: Don't have to copy this: Immigration Act of 1965 CIA Renditions:
-After 9/11, the Bush Administration through the CIA, began secret detention and interrogation practices in foreign countries in order to stop terrorism.
-These "extraordinary renditions" often included kidnappping and torture which is against the law in the US.
-The detentions were in "black sites" in such foreign countries as Egypt and Jordan, where torture is tolerated.
-The program ended when President Obama took office, although he has his own controversial tactics to protect the US such as targeted drone killings. - 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed a bill that changed which immigrants are admitted into America.
-( Also known as the Hart-Cellar Act.)
- Allows immigrants from third world countries to enter the US, but entails quota for refugees.
(The notes below are interesting and specific facts, you do not need to copy these down.)
- 170,000 Eastern immigrants are granted residency
- No more than 20,000 per country allowed
- 120 thousand Western immigrants admitted without limit
- Future immigrants were to be welcomed because of their skills/professions, not for their countries of origin - Muslim life changed negatively, feared of racial and religious prejudices.
- Today, hostility among non muslim immigrants are negatively judged and stereotyped due the attack by terrorist muslim group known as "Al Queda", led by Osama Bin Laden. Take Notes: Class Agenda 1. HOTROC
2. Immigration and branches of Islam
3. Before and after 9/11 and Islamophobia
4. CIA rendititions and Islamic controversies in Manhattan
5. All American Muslim video and cancellation of T.V show and 30 Days Video (wrap up) September 11, 2001
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