Tuesday, August 24, 2010

American Government 8/24/10

In Class - Turn in current event from yesterday concerning the issue of the proposed building of an Islamic Center in lower Manhattan (completion grade). Today's HWIP: 2nd Period - Steven Botello; 4th Period - Anton Salazar. What do you do with your blog now that you created it? Explain annotated works cited page (you should be updating this daily). Video Clip from class:

Extremist Makeover: Homeland Edition - http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-august-19-2010/extremist-makeover---homeland-edition

John Stewart: Comedy Central
John Stewart addresses the opposition to the building of an Islamic Center in lower Manhattan. He defends the right of freedom of religion and negates the arguments concerning the sensitivity of building something so close to Ground Zero. Considering the issue, people are always looking for a villain, but that does not mean that we are not allowed to practice our American rights (Heston, 1999). *****EXAMPLE OF CITATION****

Homework - Start looking for research online concerning this issue and updating your blog accordingly. You need to be updating this on a daily basis. I expect you to work outside of this class. Also, QOW is due on Friday by 11:59 pm (see 8/23/10 post).

Article to check out:
The 'Ground Zero Mosque': It Could Have Been a Church - http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2013080,00.html#ixzz0xZZv7SH0

Belinda Luscombe: New York
The proposed Islamic Center to be built could have been a Christian Church. However, since 9/11, religious institutions have found it difficult to build any type of religious building around Ground Zero. This is why this location is perfect for any religion to to create ministries to share their faith to the community.

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