Read the short news article below:
Then choose one of the following options below and submit your assignment
1. Write a letter to Ahmed Mohamed’s teacher explaining the harm of his/her/their actions. Make sure to define Islamophobia and describe why there has been an increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes since 9/11. The letter should be at least one page double spaced.
2. Create an ad campaign that counters the Islamophobic ideas covered this week. The campaign could be a creative poster, a public service announcements, a commercial, informational tik tok or instagram post. Recorded PSA’s should be no longer than 3-4 minutes.
Directions: In this discussion forum, please reflect on the codeswitch podcast “It’s bigger than the ban.” Respond to at least three of the following five questions in 2-3 sentences or bullet points each.
- What was one or two new things you learned from the podcast?
- Did you disagree with anything shared in the podcast? Why?
- Have you witnessed or experienced Islamophobic comments or attacks? How did it feel to experience or witness this incident?
- Why have government-led anti-terrorism/ anti-extremism efforts been particularly harmful toward Muslim communities?
- Why do you think the podcast creators chose to highlight Spanish-speaking Muslim and LGBTQ Muslim communities?