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Archive for April 4th, 2012

During last class the groups performed their skits on the passage of the Quran. I was unable to to attend class due to a last minute mishap at work and was forced to stay late.  I realize that I was not there, but I know that my group was able to perform beyond expectations.  Had I been able to come to class I know that I would have been very entertained.  Despite the fact that the groups were doing the same scripture, I know that the creativity of the group would have shown and each presentation would have been as good as the next.

The U.S. and Afghanistan are close to signing a landmark agreement that would give Afghans effective control over nighttime raids and clear the way for the two countries to sign a strategic-partnership agreement next month in Chicago, according to officials from both countries.  Under terms of the proposed accord, night operations by special forces would be subject to review by Afghan judges. The deal, which people familiar with it said could be signed later this week, would also give Afghan forces the lead in all the operations.  U.S. officials said they expect to be able to complete the night-raid deal soon, clearing the way for final negotiations over a strategic-partnership agreement that would outline the U.S.’s longer-term role in Afghanistan.

 

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Posted on: April 4, 2012

Very entertaining class but I saw a lot of differences between the skits.  The groups had various versions of the same scripture.  The wording was very hard but I major points we not accurately depicted.  Once again I found undeniable similarities from Islam to my faith, just very interesting which parts are different.  Outside of that I had a blast.  Someone should post the video of the harry potter skit up here.   I’m sad we don’t have class on Thursday but no worries looking forward to after break.

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Posted on: April 4, 2012

Very entertaining class but I saw a lot of differences between the skits.  The groups had various versions of the same scripture.  The wording was very hard but I major points we not accurately depicted.  Once again I found undeniable similarities from Islam to my faith, just very interesting which parts are different.  Outside of that I had a blast.  Someone should post the video of the harry potter skit up here.   I’m sad we don’t have class on Thursday but no worries looking forward to after break.   For some reason I’ve submitted this three times and it wont show up.

It was a lot of fun watching all the skits that were done on Surah Yusuf. Everyone was great and it was nice seeing the way each group presented the story of Prophet Yusuf. I think this helps the class understand the story of Yusuf better and makes it stick in their heads.

I read an article about Afiya Siddiqui, a ordinary woman, highly educated with a PhD. She has been in prison for over 10 years because someone turned her in accusing her of being a terrorist. She was shot and severely wounded at the police compound the following day. Her American interrogators said she grabbed an unattended rifle from behind a curtain and began shooting at them.Siddiqui’s own version was that she simply stood up to see who was on the other side of the curtain and startled the soldiers one of whom then shot her.  Upon her arrest, the Afghan police said she was carrying in her purse handwritten notes and a computer drive bomb containing recipes for conventional bombs and  weapons of mass destruction, instructions on how to make machines to shoot down U.S drones, descriptions of New York City landmarks with references to a mass casualty attack, and two pounds of sodium cyanide in a glass jar. This is really messed up :/.

Last class we presented our skits. Props to the groups who actually came prepared and put thought into their skits. I’m happy a lot of you guys found the experience helpful. I thought a lot of the ideas people came up with were very entertaining. If anything, I wish the skits emphasized the differences between the Biblical and Quranic depictions more. Perhaps we can go over them in class in two weeks?

On a random note, I used to watch this show called “Little Mosque on the Prairie”. It was only televised in Canada, but I was able to find links to the episodes online. The show centered around the creation of a new mosque in the small town of Mercy, which is sharing a building with the local church. They hire an Imam to lead the mosque, and the show follows him and his interactions with other characters in the town. It is not a documentary, it’s an actual television show. I found it to be funny, insightful, and, at times, though provoking. I reccomend all of you to watch it if you can find any links to it. There is even a love story embedded within for all you romantics. Also, it touched on a lot of major Islamic/Western issues.