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Why Go?:

Why Go?

Edward Said (1935 -2003) :

Edward Said (1935 -2003) Influential cultural critic who wrote Orientalism (1978 ) and Covering Islam (1981) Advocate for Palestinian rights

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For most Americans the branch of the cultural apparatus that has been delivering Islam to them for the most part includes the television and radio networks, the daily newspapers and the mass circulation news magazines. Together, this powerful concentration of mass media can be said to constitute a communal core of interpretations providing a certain picture of Islam (Said,1978;43, my emphasis ).

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A NATION CHALLENGED: THE ATTACKERS; A Hub for Hijackers Found in New Jersey The New York Times  September 27, 2001 Finding Reassurance In a Climate of Hate The New York Times October 14, 2001 New Jersey Neighborhood Was Suspects' Inconspicuous Hub The Washington Post, October 1, 2001 ON DOUGHNUTS & JUICE, THEY PLOTTED CALAMITY Terror dwelled in N.J September 30, 2001 New York Daily News

Muslims and Arabs through American Eyes:

Muslims and Arabs through American Eyes “So far as the United States seems to be concerned, it is only a slight overstatement to say that Muslims and Arabs are essentially seen as either oil suppliers or potential terrorists. Very little of the detail, the human density, the passion of Arab-Muslim life has entered the awareness of even those people whose profession it is to report the Arab world (Said 1981: 39, my emphasis ) .

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A Region's Unrest Scrambles U.S. Foreign Policy The New York Times, January 26, 2011 Unrest in Egypt Scares Investors Worldwide The New York Times, January 29, 2011 Egypt unrest rattles oil markets; Prices climb as unease rises about possible supply snags USA TODAY, February 1, 2011 Why you should care about Egypt; American interests could be affected for years to come USA TODAY, February 3, 2011

Paterson in the Census (2001):

Paterson in the Census (2001) Population : 149,222 Whites: 30.8% Self identified Arabs: 1.8% Total Population of Arabs: 2,634 Foreign born: 55.8% These are Egyptian, Iraqi, Syrian, Palestinian, Moroccan, Lebanese, and Jordanian.

Works Cited:

Works Cited Said, Edward W.. Orientalism . New York: Pantheon Books, 1978. Print. Said, Edward W.. Covering Islam: how the media and the experts determine how we see the rest of the world . New York: Pantheon Books, 1981. Print. "Census Bureau Home Page." Census Bureau Home Page . N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2011. <http://census.gov>.

Photos and Cartoons:

Photos and Cartoons Albert, Antoun . Edward Said . N.d. Al-Ahram, n/a. Al-Ahram Weekly online . Web. 14 Apr. 2011. Alramahi, Samir. Eyes of oil . N.d. ToonPool, n/a. ToonPool.com . Web. 14 Apr. 2011. Anis, Mona. "Al-Ahram Weekly | Tributes to Edward Said." Al-Ahram Weekly | Front Page . N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2011. <http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2003/658/special.htm>.

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