Thursday, January 28, 2016

Reflection Number One

The Arab World


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Reflection #1
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I'm a Political Science and International Studies major. I'm not only taking this class as part of my major, but I'm taking it because I think it is an interesting class.  I'm interested in learning about the Arab World and the relationship between the Arabs and Islamic religion. Most of the time when people hear about Arabs, what comes to their minds is Muslims, but are all Arabs Muslims? Because I don't trust what I see on TV, I'm here to have a better understanding of the Arab World. In America, kids grow up learning that Arabs are terrorists and Islam is a religion of violence and killing. We are being exposed to the bad side of the Arabs and Islamic and never been able to see the big picture. For example, we never learn about the Arab culture and tradition. I expect to learn about the history of the Arab world and what it really means to be Muslim. By the time I get out of the class, I hope to have an open minded about the Arab world and their culture. My view about 9/11 was that the attackers had their reasons. There might be some political reasons we don't about for the attack. I was not in America when 9/11 happened but from my perspective, there were several reasons why the US was attack by terrorists. The US being involved in Middle East's business might be one possibility.