For the icon exposure, we learned about Umar ibn Khutab, a very important figure in Islamic history. I had primitive knowledge about him, and so learning about him was already an interest of mine. Basic sum up, he was a man with a very violent and angry history who turned his life around and helped spread the message of Islam. After listening to his story, we discussed Malcolm X and Umar and how they could be connected. My immediate thought was "look at even though Malcolm was a theif, drug-dealer, and pimp,, and even though Umar was an extremely violent man, they stepped into a new world and didn't allow those labels define them, even though they're true. And they still kept those strong personalities they've had, and used them to their advantages (positively), a skill many find hard to do."