Archive for October, 2011

     Fault generalization is when a person says or mentions something about group of people that considers the whole community. I always hear from friends, family, and co-workers fault generalizations all the time, such as “Arabs live in a tent in the desert” or “Americans are fat” and the most fault generalization that makes me mad all the time “Muslims are terrorists and they did 9/11” That phrase really hurts millions of Muslims worldwide. As a Muslim, I believe in peace and equality. However, I know who bombed 9/11 is a punch of radical Muslims who have had their brain washed by special group of dangerous Muslims called “Wahabis.”  Wahhabism, was developed by an 18th century Muslim theologian (Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab) (1703–1792) from Najd, Saudi Arabia. That group of people expanded their illegal activities to the world, and they started making problems between Muslims and Christians, also, between Arabs and Americans. They
don’t apply the exact Islamic rules; also they don’t follow Prophet Mohammed’s sermons.

     9/11 shocked everyone especially my cousin because one of his best friends died in that day (Tuesday) the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City; collapsed within two hours, which caused over 3,000 murders. But, what kind of people that killed in that fatal attack? A lot of different people with different ethnicities died. Believe or not, according to my researches about 62 innocent Muslims died. I wish that people and especially Americans understand that Muslims are not the same, there are good and bad Muslims.

Henry Louis Gates Jr


What happened to Dr. Gates is unbelievable; I was shocked all the time. That incident may
happen to everyone no matter what is his/her color of
skin, religion, nationality, or culture. Dr. Gates had a very terrified
 experience with the cops, they didn’t let him to explain or at least introduce himself as a Harvard scholar, however he showed his ID, but they didn’t believe him. I really feel sorry to Dr. Gates that shouldn’t happen to him in this way. Police should have waited to make sure that he is the real criminal before handcuffed him. It was a
real face of racism against African-American. I know
most of the crimes happened by black people, but police must know that there is good back people around us. I hope this incident won’t happen to everyone because it’s shameful.

Sweet Land

Dividing students into small groups were a good idea, I’m sure it
helped everyone. Small group is a useful method to learn, discuses, and to
present new concepts and ideas. For example, if someone didn’t pay attention to
the teacher during the class, small group is a helpful review for him/her.
Small group helped me to develop my ideas and to gather different information
from the students. I used this information to support my essay sentences.

I think this type of essay is easier than others because half of
the essay is just copying information from a movie, letter, or article. The
rest of the essay is about an advice or a similar story. I ran of things that I
forgot to say in the essay, so I had to go back and see the movie again on
YouTube in order to get enough information to finish my essay. I have noticed a
little change in my writing skills, I feel comfortable with passing this class.
The most powerful thing in this class is the blogpost. It helps to build strong
confidence in you.