Yes I Follow Islam but I'm Not a Terrorist

Yes I Follow Islam but I'm Not a Terrorist - Yes I Follow...

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Yes, I Follow Islam, But I’m Not a Terrorist By Nada El Sawy  Newsweek  October 15, 2001 The tragedy of September 11 gives Americans the chance to learn about a religion they have never   understood.  As an Egyptian-American and a Muslim, I’ve always been dismayed by the way Islam has been generally misrepresented in the media and misunderstood by most Americans. Since the tragic events of September 11, Islam has been in the spotlight and though leaders such as George W. Bush and New York Mayor Rudolph Guiliani have made a concerted effort to distinguish it from terrorism, some people still aren’t getting the message. I am a graduate student in journalism, often assigned to write articles about current events. The day after the terrorist attacks I headed out to Brooklyn to cover a story about an Islamic school that had been pelted with rocks and bloody pork chops in the hours after the World Trade Center towers collapsed. Whoever committed this act knew enough about Islam to know that pork is forbidden, but apparently little else about Islamic beliefs. “I wish people would stop calling us terrorists,” one sixth grader told me. When I read about Osama bin
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Grindel during the Spring '11 term at UC Merced.

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Yes I Follow Islam but I'm Not a Terrorist - Yes I Follow...

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