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Jihad and the World

- On the eleventh of September of 2001, 2993 people lost their lives in the destruction of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Both buildings collapsed within two hours of the initial events, destroying nearby buildings and damaging others. Al Qaida claimed responsibility of the attacks, declaring Jihad against the United States of America. Jihad is a religious duty of Muslims, the word Jihad means “struggle”. There are two general understanding of Jihad that can be found in the Quran....   [tags: jihad, 9/11, september 11, Al Qaida,]

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The Islamic Religion Of Jihad

- Following the September 11 terrorist attacks, the term 'jihad ' has entered common usage to refer to a holy war, fought by Muslims. However, the concept of jihad has been misunderstood and stereotyped in contemporary media and is now often associated with terrorism. In reality, the concept of jihad is far more complex, and its interpretation has been subject to change since the conception of Islam as a religion. This will be shown by first providing context on the earliest form of jihad, mentioned in the Qur 'an, followed by the different interpretations and how it was adapted to suit the Islamic religion depending on the appropriate period of time....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Jihad, Qur'an]

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Jihad : A Religious Tool For Mass Mobilization

- In the Arabic language, Jihad means struggling, but people misunderstand it to mean holy war. Jihad is a principle that invokes many debates over Islam and there is a wide spectrum of views from observers. Some associate jihad with resistance against adapting to trends of globalization. Other writers insist that Jihad has nothing to do with violence directed to non-believers.1 They define it as the peace that is non-violent and inward directed. Through jihad, the translation of the Islam religion can be either peace or war....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Jihad, Catholic Church]

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A Comparative Analysis of Jihad from Ethical Perspectives

- Introduction From the very beginning of history, humans have searched for justification for their actions as a result of their nature. Correspondingly, all the groups from democratic governments to tyrannical administrations and even terrorist organizations have all sought for the same in an effort to satisfy moral values and ethical reasoning. As a form of international relations, wars, which have been located at the crossroads of history or have directly amended the course of history, could not elude the need for moral and ethical justifications in spite of the contrasting views differentiating international relations from human relations....   [tags: Jihad and Just War Theory]

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The Article ' Jihad Vs. Mcworld ' By Benjamin R. Barber

- In the article “Jihad vs. McWorld” written by Benjamin R. Barber, the main discussion is about the comparison of the Jihad world of “a threatened Lebanonization of national states in which culture is pitted against culture”(Barber, 1992, page 1) to the McWorld of economic and political globalization. This idea is based off of the concept of Barber stating that there are “2 possible political futures”(Barber, 1992, page 1); the idea of seperation for every nation to have its own state, and the idea of it all becoming one....   [tags: Nation, Nationalism, Jihad vs. McWorld]

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The Changing Definition of Jihad

- Jihad and the Crusades Every great historical moment, leader and religion is focused around a uniting influence. Saladin, a great Kurdish Muslim warrior during the time of the Crusades, and the Muslim armies employed the lesser, or violent jihad to fortify support and power in the Holy Lands. Throughout the eleventh and twelfth centuries the term “jihad” was used in several different contexts with varying meanings and intentions. Saladin used a favorable definition and interpretation of Jihad in order to unite the Muslims and create a massive army to defend Islam from the Christian Crusaders....   [tags: Jihad, Terrorism, Terrorists 2015]

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Free Essays on Lipstick Jihad by Azadeh Moaveni

- In her memoir Lipstick Jihad, Azadeh Moaveni presents her reader with a striking picture of Iran circa the year 2000, and explains how while living in Iran, she is caught between the fundamentalist Islamic government and the secular youth culture. She describes in detail the daily clashes between the hard-line, religious rule and the Tehrani youth movement—a movement defined above all else by its dedication to being “modern”. Moaveni uses the word “modern” to mean numerous things—at times contemporary, trendy, socially permissive, secular, Western--but there is always one element that remains constant: modern is not the Islamic Republic....   [tags: Lipstick Jihad]

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The Origins of Terrorism and Jihad

-      America is at war. But who is the enemy that America is fighting. This enemy, known generally as terrorism, lives in a different world than the American superpower. Terrorism is the child of decades of religious disputes, histories of deep national pride, and what is seen as infringement upon Islamic holy grounds. Islamic fundamentalists in the Middle East view America's presence in Saudi Arabia as blasphemous and intolerable . The preservation of face and appearance of strength are key elements in the world of the Middle East that evidence themselves in various ways....   [tags: Jihad Essays, ISIS Essays]

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Jihad: What America Created

- ... It advances the spirit of the entire village," he continued (Stern 2000). In underprivileged families with large numbers of children, a mother can accept that some of her children will perish of disease if not in war. This deceptively makes it easier to bestow a son to what she feels is a just and holy cause. Pakistan is a fragile state, due to the circumstance that government policies are making it weaker still. Its calamitous economy, intensified by a series of dishonest leadership, is at the core of many of its past and continuing evils (Stern 2000)....   [tags: US support to Afghan insurgents]

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American Jihad: Homegrown Terrorists

- Living in America, we are given the freedom to practice the faith of our choice, but at the same time it does not give us the right to violate our laws or to organize, finance or develop a group whose motives are to attack and destroy the country they claim to be a citizen of, while practicing that faith or religion. We are now in the midst of a movement where homegrown American jihad will be the destruction of the United States. In the United States, we have Americans that are waiting and wanting to destroy anything that has to do with our country and our western way of life, all in the name of “jihad” or holy war....   [tags: American Jihadist Terrorism]

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Jihad and Ji'ala

- Jihad and Ji'ala Recently Jihad has made national headlines. Most people don't know what that word means and what are the rules for declaring Jihad. Well, Jihad means holy war, which applies to Muslims. The idea of Jihad came about when Prophet Muhammad wanted to spread Islam. Jihad was first declared against the people of Mecca, who chased out the prophet and his followers and they had to escape to Medina. The take on Jihad was also used to expand the Muslim empire. Jihad can only be declared by an Imam (the leader of Islam) under certain conditions....   [tags: Papers]

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The Jihad Trap

- The Jihad Trap   The war America is engaged in after the attacks on the WTC, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania is a war for the hearts and minds of average Muslims around the world. Bin Laden, if indeed he is the mastermind behind the attacks, has set a trap for the US into which it must not fall. By attacking the US as part of a jihad ("a holy war"), Bin Laden is in fact claiming to Muslims to represent their grievances and to represent real Islam. He is in effect saying: "Muslims, I share your grievances unlike your corrupt and authoritarian governments; I am the only one doing something about it....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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Islam And Jihad

- The Arabic word Jihad literally means "holy struggle". It is not holy war. War is war. No war can be holy. The blood of humans is holy and sacred. The Quran says unjust killing of one man means the killing of the whole mankind. What is just killing and what is unjust killing. When some body kills a man without any reason or justification it is unjust killing. When the judge gives the capital punishment to this murderer and issues the order of his death, it is a just killing. Similarly, when a war is thrust upon you and you become the victim of persecution and aggression, you are permitted to defend yourselves and kill the invaders or perpetrators....   [tags: Religion Islam]

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September 11 and the Ethics of Jihad

- September 11 and the Ethics of Jihad            The Western world has long been aware of the anti-Jewish, anti-Christian, and anti-American rhetoric taught by extremist Muslim groups. The concept of jihad existed as a vague notion: one of those Islamic things; something to do with the disputes in the Middle East. On September 11, 2001, the topic suddenly gained paramount importance in the mind of the common man.   "I will shed my blood for you, Oh Palestine, take back the land that is ours." "I am not afraid of suicide, God will receive me for I will be a martyr." "Jihad is my destiny, my life." Chants taught in Palestinian elementary schools.1    Jihad came under additiona...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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Terrorism - A Peaceful Jihad is an Oxymoron

- Terrorism - A Peaceful Jihad is an Oxymoron In June of 2002, when asked to give a graduation speech at Harvard, Zayed Yasin, a Muslim, wrote a speech in which he explained his definition of a Jihad. In accordance with the subject matter, Yasin titled his speech “My American Jihad.” When Harvard requested him to change the title, he complied. This action, though, stirred up many who believed Yasin had a right to use his original title. From the stance John Milton takes in his essay, Aeropagitica, one can clearly see that he would argue against Harvard’s decision to censor the title of Yasin’s speech....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The meaning and Concepts of Jihad

- The Holy of Holy Wars: Jihad In light of recent events in the global community, one word that is used frequently but rarely truly understood is the Islamic word Jihad. Jihad has become a very volatile word, so it is necessary that those who use it should understand exactly what it means, what it entails, and what significance it has in current global events. There are many interpretations of the word Jihad, but the most common literal translation from Arabic to English is "struggle." Many interpret the idea of a Jihad as a holy war....   [tags: Islam Holy War Muslim Religion]

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The Real Meanings of Jihad

- The concept of Jihad was not widely known in the western world before the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. Since then, the word has been woven into what our media and government feed us along with notions of Terrorism, Suicide Bombings, Hamas, Al-Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, and now, Jihad. Our society hears exhortations resounding from the Middle East calling the people to rise up in Jihad and beat back the imperialist Americans. Yet, if we try to peel back all of these complex layers of information we can we attempt to find out what Jihad really means....   [tags: Terrorism, Terrorists, 2015]

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The Islamic Idea of Jihad

- The Islamic Idea of Jihad This word has been in frequent use in the Western press over the past several years, explained directly or subtlety, to mean holy war. As a matter of fact the term "holy war" was coined in Europe during the Crusades, meaning the war against Muslims. It does not have a counterpart in Islamic glossary, and Jihad is certainly not its equivalent. The Islamic idea of jihad, which is derived from the Arabic root meaning "to strive" or "to make an effort," has a wide range of meanings, from an inward spiritual struggle to purify the soul of satanic influence, both subtle and overt, cleanse one's spirit of sin, to attain perfect faith, to...   [tags: Papers]

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Islam, Terrorism, Jihad and Media

- Islam, Terrorism, Jihad and Media A bomb goes off in a marketplace in Tel Aviv. A suicide bomber launches himself in a bus full of people in the street of Baghdad. Foreign tourists get massacred at a holiday resort in Nairobi, Kenya. This can go on and on. We all have heard this kind of pathetic news in the media. These kinds of incidents are widely known as Islamic terrorism according to the western media. All such incidents have come to be identified with the religion of Islam. Such incidents from past and present have undoubtedly affected Muslims worldwide and more so in the West....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Jihad This is a book about the blowback from the Afghan "jihad" against the USSR. The United States, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Pakistan, China, France, Britain and others had helped the "Afghanis" (Arabs, Afghans, and other Muslim "holy warriors") to fight their battle against the Soviets and communism. Cooley goes into some of the unnerving specifics of how these countries and some of their private citizens and corporations helped in this jihad. Cooley presents a fairly good case that the support of the Islamists against leftists and communists in the Arab world ended up creating possibly an even greater threat to democracy and stability in the region....   [tags: Papers]

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Jihad The True Meaning

- The beauty of Jihad is hidden behind the supposed meaning which is “holy war” in actuality there is so much more to jihad, it is a way in which Muslims can struggle and strive for our creator Allah (swt). What makes me sad is the misinterpretation of the word; the media has made it look like a militaristic concept when in reality it is to struggle in the name of Allah (swt) and Islam. Hopefully reading this will help us better understand the word Jihad. The types of Jihad maybe the key to actually understanding what Jihad is, there are four types of Jihads....   [tags: Islam Muslim Holy War]

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Dune: The Burtlerian Jihad - Analysis

- Analysis Dune: The Burtlerian Jihad is the fourth Dune novel I have read by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. One of the things I really liked about this book was the quotes at the binging of each chapter. “Religion, time and time again, brings down Empires, rotting them from within.” This is one of said quotes. The reason why I enjoy these quotes is because not only do they always have something to do with the chapter they have meaning in our world as well as the dune world. I also enjoyed the way this book was written, in very small five to twelve page chapters....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jihad - A Holy War

- Jihad It was once a word unfamiliar to American ears. But in recent years it has become all too familiar. The actions of Muslim militants and terrorists have seared the word into American consciousness. Yet even with thousands of innocent civilians killed on American soil by Islamic terrorists, the full significance of the Muslim concept of jihad has not been grasped by the American public. In the days after September 11, 2001, American leaders rushed to portray Islam as a peaceful religion that had been "hijacked" by a fanatical band of terrorists....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pakistan 's Hand On The Rise Of International Jihad

- Pakistan 's President Mamnoon Hussain believes Valentine 's Day celebrations have "no connection with our culture." The expensive suits and ties both he and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif don with pride are, of course, standout symbols of Islamic society and have nothing to do with our colonial hangover. It would have been far more presidential of Hussain as the keynote speaker at an event marking Pakistan Movement leader Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar 's death anniversary to passionately rebut Carlotta Gall 's recent New York Times (NYT) op-ed titled "Pakistan 's Hand in the Rise of International Jihad." Gall 's incendiary prose herein posits a strong link between Pakistan 's "deep state" and the ri...   [tags: Taliban, Pakistan, Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden]

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Jihad, Pakistan and India

- Jihad, Pakistan and India Every person is entitled to his or her own opinion. Whether it is complimenting a new outfit or distrusting a society, people may think whatever they like. In the article “Jihadis” by Pankaj Mishra, different views on society are taken. From the opinions of Pakistani relationships with Indians, or the different outlooks on the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, this article provides a detailed description of a person born in India but decided to change his life....   [tags: Politics Political Essays]

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McWorld vs. Jihad

- McWorld vs. Jihad Significant historical processes shape the world and society. The contemporary world is what we make it. Each action by our country, culture, society results in change. According to Benjamin Barber, there are two major forces shaping humans socially, and spiritually; the McWorld and Jihad. McWorld is a term for the commercial collective of the world, and Jihad, an Arab word for "crusade", is used to symbolize all of nationalist, fundamentalist, ethnocentric, and tribal rejections of McWorld ....   [tags: Papers]

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Terrorism - Barber's Jihad vs. McWorld

- Barber's Jihad vs. McWorld The entire history of humankind has been filled with rapid change. On the timetable that began with the creation of the earth and is still continuing today, humans have rose to domination very quickly. A greater intelligence quickly led to improved survival techniques, which led to an exponentially increasing population. More people led to a need for more space which, combined with increasing technology, led to expansion around the globe and the colonization of newly discovered regions, sometimes at the expense of other humans....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Terrorism - It’s Time for an American Jihad

- It’s Time for an American Jihad   America has been attacked, and thousands of American citizens have been killed. As a consequence, the American ideals of freedom and capitalism are under attack as well. We cannot sit and do nothing. Instead, we must seek out those responsible and punish them with the full onslaught of all our might.   Consider the targets: the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The World Trade Center was not merely an office building; it was the preeminent symbol of American capitalism....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Benjamin Barber's Jihad Vs Mcworld

- In Jihad vs. McWorld, Benjamin Barber puts forth two opposing extremes of ideology, Jihad and McWorld. Jihad consists of religious fundamentalists trying to force their views onto all others. On the other end of the spectrum is McWorld based on capitalistic principals. Each of these ideologies challenge the way of democracy. In their differences they are similar. McWorld tries to sell products; Jihad tries to sell their beliefs and ideas. Part 1 of Jihad vs. McWorld introduces McWorld, its way of thinking and affect on democracy....   [tags: Barber Ideology Capitalism Islam]

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Jihad: Moving Beyound Cultural Biases and Misconceptions

- The concept of Jihad was not widely known in the western world before the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. Since then, the word has been woven into what our media and government feed us along with notions of Terrorism, Suicide Bombings, Hamas, Al-Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, and now, Jihad. Our society hears exhortations resounding from the Middle East calling the people to rise up in Jihad and beat back the imperialist Americans. Yet, if we try to peel back all of these complex layers of information we can we attempt to find out what Jihad really means....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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The Varying Effects of Globalization

- Globalization is omnipresent. Its influence, power, and reputation are growing as the phenomenon is not really new. The term refers to development of interdependence links between economic activities and political systems across the world. More broadly, it refers to the processes that unite people everywhere together, thereby producing worldwide independence and featuring the rapid and large scale movement of persons, things, and ideas across sovereign borders. Benjamin Barber considers Globalization as retribalization; a war of tribe against tribe, people against people, a jihad against interdependence, social cooperation , and civil mutuality, and economic integration or pressing nation in...   [tags: culture, politics, jihad]

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The Rise and Fall of Emprires During the Middle Age Europe

- Middle Age Europe evolved numerous times passing through multiple changes over the thousand year period beginning at approximately 500 C.E. Among the significant events experienced by Middle Age Europe are: spread of Christianity through the Roman Empire, wars within the Sasanid Empire, the rise of Islam, the fractioning of different Islamic sects after the death of Prophet Muhammad and the wars between Muslims against each other, and the establishment of guilds to fulfill an economical agenda. As the official religion of many rulers, the spread of Christianity actually contributed to the spread of Islam after some Christians heard the news of the final prophet upon whose appearance they we...   [tags: islam, muhammad, jihad]

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Islamic Misinterpretations and Suicide Attacks

- Islam is not just a religion or system of theological thought, but it is the primary source for creating legal norms, guidelines, and demands in order to adhere and devote one’s life to Islam. Islamic doctrine delineates between acts of martyrdom and what the Western world describes as terrorism. Islamic jus in bello, or the laws of waging war, clearly outlines actions that can and cannot be justified according to Islam when engaged in war. Historical Islamic definitions of jihad in modern society have been redefined and interpreted in order to justify suicide attacks despite Islamic texts indicating otherwise....   [tags: jihad, muslim, martyrdom operations]

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The Crusades: History's First Jihad

- For centuries, religion has been a key underlying concept that has had the power to unite many individuals, and give them a sense of belonging. For thousands of years, polytheism was a widely popular religious affiliation until the transition into monotheism. The belief in only one god was a major shift in history, especially when looking at Christianity. The unity of faith for Christians has been an ideal from the beginning. On the other hand, Islam, and its followers the Muslims, are united in belief and practice because of Allah, or the God....   [tags: The Crusades]

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Actions and Motivations Relatied to Terrorist Network in Somalia

- Terrorist organizations in Somalia, located within the Horn of Africa, present a current threat to the region and to United States (U.S.) interests. This paper will address the implication of a terrorist network within Somalia by analyzing the actions and motivations of Al-Shabab, the Somali Government, and the United States. Al-Shabab is gathering support by using religion, undermining the Somali Government, and by providing jobs and opportunities for the people of Somalia. If Al-Shabab continues growing in power it could lead to more extreme terrorists attacks in Somalia and the region....   [tags: jihad, Sharia Law, battle]

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A Radical Islamic Group in Iraqi Kurdistan: Ansar al-Islam

- ... AAI was financially and military sponsored by al-Qaeda, Iran and Wahhabi basic in Saudi Arabia. Najmuddin Faraj Ahmad (Mala Fateh Krekar), whom a long member of the IMK became the leader (Emir) of Ansar al-Islam, (Joscelyn & Roggio 2012, Zenko 2009: 618-19 and Rubin 2004: 6). However, in the face of rise anti-terrorist pressure and changes in political environment since 9/11, PUK soldiers (peshmerga), backed by Special Forces of the US carried out an abroad military operation against AAI, as well as, on March 29, 2003, they killed and defeated hundreds of Ansar militants....   [tags: violent, terrorist, jihad ]

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The Religion Of Islam Is A Monotheistic Based Religion

- The religion of Islam is a monotheistic based religion based on revelations that were revealed to the prophet Muhammad. These revelations were later documented in what is known as Quran. Islam has been around for centuries and to some degree, this religion is considered one of the largest in the world with 1.3 billion followers worldwide (Religion Facts, n.d.). The followers of Islam are called Muslims and for any practicing Muslim, Islam is a reflection of the faith’s core principle of submission....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Jihad, Qur'an]

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Differences Between Radical And Non Radical Islam

- Islam is a vast and old religion, dating back to the late 6th and early 7th century. As stated on the website “Muslims believe that Islam is a faith that has always existed and that it was gradually revealed to humanity by a number of prophets, but the final and complete revelation of the faith was made through the Prophet Muhammad in the 7th century CE.” BBC UK. N.p., 08 July 2011. So what could have happened over the years that caused such a paramount shift in ideals that created Radical Islam and affected modern society....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Jihad, Qur'an]

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Rhetoric on The Menace of Terrorism

- Introduction A rhetorical situation is an instance, scenario or an occurrence which calls for a spoken or written response. According to (Caudill etal 217) a rhetoric situation has three components namely the rhetor, which is the person speaking or writing, the audience and the issue. Other elements include the genre or type and the purpose of the rhetoric. The following is a rhetoric situation targeting readers in countries affected by terrorism. The purpose is to bring to light the increased acts of terrorism around the world and recommend measures to curb the same....   [tags: attacks, jihad, security]

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The Terrorists Attack on the World Trade Centre in New York

- The terrorists attack on the World Trade Centre in New York on September 9, 2001 which changes the western concept about Islam and Muslims. Moreover, Islamic concept “Jihad” is criticized and it is questioned among Non-Muslims. 9/11 attack not only effects non-Muslims but also the Muslims who have no connections with the terrorist groups. As well as they do not support these terrorism. These Muslims face the hatred of the non-western people. They feel guilty about the Sin, they neither commit nor support....   [tags: Muslims, Jihad, peace, violence, religion]

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Leaderless Jihad

- A decade after the war on terror began, the United States has made a concerted effort to boost funding for effective counterterrorism policy. The efforts of the US intelligence agencies to destroy Al Qaeda has created a massive counterterrorism infrastructure but policy makers need to know how to best use Government spending to effectively stop terrorists. A question that Marc Sageman’s book might cause readers to ask is, “Does the US counterterrorism infrastructure need to go after Al Qaeda’s central leadership or has the Al Qaeda group evolved into a different type of organization?” How experts answer this question could change the nature of counterterrorism policy....   [tags: terror, counterterrorism policy, Al Qaeda]

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Tribalism versus Globalism: A Threat for Democracy. The Cases of Saudi Arabia and Egypt

- Tribalism (Jihad) versus Globalism (‘McWorld’): a threat for democracy. The cases of Saudi Arabia and Egypt Different developments of diverse scales ensure the world to be a place of multiple thoughts due to distinct impressions of human beings. Pessimistic impressions are frequently formed when two phenomena become polarized. Thoughts are designated to be contradictory when those two phenomena are considered as factors, which have the ability to threaten phenomena when placed in opposed positions....   [tags: international politics, Jihad vs McWorld]

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Media Portrayal Of Islam And The Middle East And Its Negative Consequences On Muslims

- Post- 9/11 Media Portrayal of Islam and the Middle East and its negative consequences on Muslims in the Western World Increasingly, I find that the media has begun to label religions as ‘good’ and ‘bad’, and their basis for these judgments is highly flawed. More often than not, Islam is at negative end these labels, but why is that. Is it because under the garb of religion, brainwashed terrorists hijacked airplanes and crashed them into buildings. If so, then the media need so to rethink their content generation skills and focus on issues that actually deserve importance, such as global hunger, sanitation and health....   [tags: Islam, Middle East, Jihad, Muhammad]

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The Brotherhood 's Political And Social Practices

- In 1928, Hasan al-Banna set out to spread the beliefs and practice of Islam to various parts of the West aiming to encourage transition from the formality of Western government to a system with a greater focus on Islamic religious fundamentals. His goal was to encourage the cooperation of Muslims in order to eventually promote a revolution of the society and government. Al-Banna saw that this would not be an immediate change and was prepared to wait in order to peacefully achieve his goals of a Shari’a government and a united Muslim body (Wickham 206)....   [tags: Islam, Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, Jihad]

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Terrorism : Terrorism And Terrorist Violence

- Although seemingly a discrete category, religious terrorism cannot be disentangled from other motivations for terrorist violence. To what extent do you agree. Terrorism is a vast and complex topic and has been occurring throughout history, there are many definitions and types of terrorism that are often described by society; one that has gained the most momentum within society and the media today is religious terrorism. Although religious terrorism has its own specific definition along with other forms of terrorism, it seems that this type of terrorism has been assigned as a definite explanation behind most cases of terrorist violence; despite they’re being other factors contributing....   [tags: Terrorism, Religion, Irregular military, Jihad]

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The Threat Of Transnational Terrorism

- Introduction Domestic or transnational terrorism, which is the greater threat to the United States. In order to determine which the greater threat is, they first need to be defined. There also needs to be knowledge of which groups are involved and how widespread activates of transnational and domestic terrorist activity reach. Once the understanding of each group is determined then the answer of which is a superior threat can be answered. Definition of Transnational Terrorism Transnational terrorism also defined as international terrorism, includes any violent act that is consider dangerous to human life and violates federal or state law in the United States....   [tags: Terrorism, Al-Qaeda, Jihad, Taliban]

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The Religious War Between Islam And Christianity

- Dating back to the death of Jesus Christ and the beginning of the Crusades a religious war between Islam and Christianity began and continues relentlessly today. Religion is a belief of a supernatural power such a as a god or God 's. Based on what one believes in religion is a motivation and outlining boundary for a person or a group 's moral codes. Religion gives someone something to hold or lean on. Although since the death of Christ and belief of the coming of Christ, Islam and Christianity have not agreed thus spawning a never ending holy war....   [tags: Islam, Islamic terrorism, Al-Qaeda, Jihad]

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The Future Of Islam And Politics

- Esposito Paper By Amir K. Hajek Islam and Politics, Revised 24 April, 2015 Word Count: 1,659 The turbulent world we live in today has countless imperfections. John Esposito, a professor in Georgetown University, states both alternative and intriguing ideas on the future of Islam and its upcoming era of reformation. The main issue is the extremists and fanatics who use Islam in order to justify their terrorist actions. Furthermore the Western media has stained the religion of Islam to the point where Muslim-West foreign relations have declined since the 1970’s....   [tags: Islam, Muslim world, Jihad, Western world]

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The On The Frontline Documentary Shows The Rise Of Isis

- The frontline documentary shows the rise of ISIS in Afghanistan and the extent ISIS militants are willing to go to recruit young jihads. ISIS is an INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM organization that uses VIOLENCE against citizens with different political ideologies than their own in order to intimidate or coerce them into accepting their goals or idea. The documentary takes place In the Kunar province and shows the effect ISIS has had on the people living in this area. The most senior commander in the village, Abu Rashid, a former member of the Taliban who defected and joined ISIS, shows the frontline correspondent around the village introducing him to many ISIS fighters and the young people they are...   [tags: Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Jihad, Western world]

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The Reality Of Monsters And Super Villains

- Each person has an individual conceptualization of what exactly evil is. As children, people are taught that monsters and super-villains are the epitome of evil, and that the darkness should be feared because that is where they hide. The saying goes, “watch out for things that go bump in the night”, suggesting that the unexplained noises at night should frighten us. As children grow older they are taught to be wary of new threats and they begin to view monsters in a different light. It is no longer a monster in a closest that keeps people on edge at night, but rather stories of serial killers, malicious rapists, and savage terrorists....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, September 11 attacks, Taliban, Jihad]

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Al Qaed Islamic Terrorist Association On The Planet

- Al Qaeda is the most well-known and most dangerous Islamic terrorist association on the planet. It was founded around 1990 by a Saudi tycoon, Osama Bin Laden, to unite Arabs who battled in Afghanistan against the Soviet attack. The objective of the association is to restore the Muslim state all through the world. Al Qaeda works hand in hand with united Islamic extremist groups to topple administrations it regards "non-Islamic" and expel Westerners from Muslim nations. Groups partnering with Al Qaeda have directed various bombings and other savage assaults all through the world that have brought about the deaths of a huge number of regular citizens....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Osama bin Laden, Jihad]

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There are NO Just and Holy Wars

- War can often be considered an evil act, an act of aggression against another country for economic or social gain, or can be considered a noble event of justice, a defense mechanism of a protectorate country helping a country in need. However, sometimes the issue of war is mingled with religion, which brings the value of war into question. In some religions, war is considered noble and a gateway to heaven. A jihad in Islam is an example of this type, where some Muslims believe that attacking the “infidel” is considered strong promotion of their religion....   [tags: Christian Crusades, Terrorist Attacks, Jihad]

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Commander of the Faithful: The Life and Times of Emir Abd el-Kader

- The life of Amir Abd el-Kader was marked by a litany of difficult decisions— questions of whether to respond to violence and oppression strongly or weakly, to remain unyielding in retaliation or to surrender and, in doing so, stop unnecessary death. Upon closer analysis, the challenges and decisions which confronted the Amir are not so drastically different from more modern concerns of international intervention or political upheaval. In reading of the Amir’s life and prior to this, the Ghost Dance of the Lakota people and the development of the Khalsa in the Sikh religion, there has been a desire to identify and separate religious responses to suffering from other, equally legitimate but p...   [tags: Emir Abd el-Kader, Jihad 2015]

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Does Islam Cause Violence in the Middle East?

- Since the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, a large focus of the Western Powers, like the United States, has been on the Middle East. Out of this has come a conclusion that this area of the world is prone to be more violent than other parts and this is largely to due to the Islamic religion. This the West has concluded in large part through observation coupled with some qualitative data. However, is this an adequate assertion of the area, and of the religion of Islam. To begin various types of violence will be explored quantitatively and qualitatively to see if there is a difference in the level of violence seen in the Middle East as compared to Western States....   [tags: Islam, religion, violence, jihad]

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Domestic Terrorism And International Terrorism

- There a small but clear differences between domestic terrorism and international terrorism, that difference is where the terrorist act is planned, supported, and carried out. In the case of domestic terrorism, the act must be planned, supported, and carried out all within the boundaries of the United States. The domestic terrorists must also be domicile to the United States and not be current foreign nationals at the time of the act. If the terrorist act is committed with help from a foreign group, planned or supported in a foreign country or committed by foreign nationals inside the boundaries of the U.S., then the attack may be international terrorism....   [tags: Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jihad]

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The Reality Behind Muslim Terrorism

- The reality behind Muslim terrorism, disguised with multiculturalism, diversity and equality propaganda, and its effects on Western society. An alternative reality based view. Importing Muslim Terrorism Everything which is now taking place before our eyes threatens to have explosive consequences for the whole of Europe […] Europe’s response is madness - Viktor Orbán, Hungarian PM. Often referred to as an invading army, mass Muslim immigration was introduced into Europe by the same people behind a world without borders, one-world government and the recent regime changes and invasions....   [tags: Islam, Islamic terrorism, Islamism, Jihad]

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The Cause of the Endless Wars Against the United States of America

- The continuing successful and attempted terrorist attacks in the USA and the endless wars and conflicts in which we are involved are a manifestation of political, economical and imperialistic failures in Arab lands.  This was supported by Western society with the United States as the largest of powers.  Instability, oppression, poverty and political alienation that the citizens of many Islamic-Arab nations experienced within the last hundred years have led to major hatred of the United States by the people of many Arab nations.  These sources of hatred can be viewed as remote causes of the endless terror attacks and conflicts around the globe.  Through the analysis of these causes, it...   [tags: Jihad Essays, Terrorism Essays]

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War Against Terrorism: Where Does America?

-        There can be no doubt that our country is facing its greatest challenge, that of restoring its sense of security and rebuilding the morale of our people, while simultaneously waging a war of unknown dimensions against terrorism. After viewing video tapes and acutely listening to news reports and commentaries describing the September eleventh attacks and its aftermath, I realize that there is a great deal of information to contemplate before I would be able to assess somewhat intelligently our country's current position....   [tags: Jihad Essays, ISIS Essays]

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We Should Reach out to Muslims

- Do we, the United States, the West, have an argument with Islam. We surely have an argument with a lot of Muslims. The media in Muslim countries are full of anti-Americanism. Furthermore, most Muslim countries practice forms of government completely at odds with the political ideas cherished by Americans. They are despotic and intolerant. Muslim countries seem to conform to the pattern of so-called "shame" cultures, in which the rightness and wrongness of deeds are judged not by some moral compass, but by the reactions of onlookers....   [tags: Islam, Jihad, Terrorism Essays]

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Why Is The Question Everyone Considers Concerning Islamic Terrorism?

- “Why” is the question everyone considers concerning Islamic terrorism. So it is not unusual that the three essays by Zakaria, Doran, and the Boroumands have different elements and opinions as each author attempts to explain what is happening around them in the world. There are three main points that the writers each take unique views on that are especially important, and those are: the role of leaders in Islamic terrorism, the importance of religion, and how terrorism is related to westernization....   [tags: Islam, Islamic terrorism, Al-Qaeda, Jihad]

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The Traditional Islamic Culture And The Western Society

- The “Burqa Ban” In society, people fear what they do not know or understand. Today, this fear has become a prominent issue. It has caused a clash between two very different cultures, the traditional Islamic culture and the Western society. Some Muslim women want to wear the burqa and other veils for religious and cultural purposes, Western society wants to ban it on the basis of it being oppressive to women. As a woman being allowed to wear what I want based on my culture is not oppressive. In the western society, skirts and dresses are traditionally a female clothing....   [tags: Islam, Islamic terrorism, Jihad, Human rights]

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Nuclear Terrorism Not Likely

-     Abstract:  Now that the Cold War is over, both the United States and the former Soviet Republics are dismantling their nuclear arsenals. Because of a less than reliable system of nuclear security in Russia, the chances of terrorists group obtaining uranium or plutonium from Russia have increased. However, in order to assemble the nuclear weapon, the group would need both knowledge and all the necessary materials. Thus, a nuclear threat by a terrorist is possible but not very likely.   Nuclear Terrorism:   During the 1980s, the world often watched and wondered what would and could occur between the two super power nations, the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republ...   [tags: ISIS Essays. Jihad Essays]

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Analysis of Nuclear Terrorism

- Nuclear Terrorism is Possible, but Not Probable   Abstract: Terrorist groups constantly strive to obtain a legitimate nuclear warhead. Iraq spent many years acquiring and constructing nuclear weapons but they were invaded by the USA before completion of the weapons. Terrorist groups are acquiring the materials necessary, but they have failed to enrich the nuclear materials to weapon-grade levels. Financial support, time, proper materials, advanced nuclear reactors, and most importantly, experts in a variety of fields are necessary for the construction of a nuclear bomb....   [tags: ISIS Essays. Jihad Essays]

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Domestic Terrorism in America

- "We therefore advocate a revolution against the industrial system."  -Ted Kaczynski   The sun rises to a deep spring-blue sky on Sunday the Fifth of May 2017; 51,000 people are converging on downtown Spokane for the 39th running of the Bloomsday road race. Thirty miles to the south, near the town of Fairfield, a small cluster of people watch from a distance as two men in protective coveralls and respirators pour fifty gallons of a clear fluid into the payload compartment of a Bell 300C helicopter....   [tags: Islam Jihad and Terrorism Essays]

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Islam And The Muslim Religion

- The most primary foundation of the Muslim religion begins with the prophet Muhammad, around 610 CE (Fisher, 378). Muhammad encountered God’s messenger, Gabriel, who ordered him to recite God’s words that subsequently became the Quran . With this revelation, Muhammad’s responsibility was to deliver and define the message of the word of the Quran to the society because it was a very complicated book to understand. Allah discussed many different topics including the life of jihad....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Al-Qaeda, Qur'an]

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Jihadists and their religious and political affects

- Jihad is a term that is often misunderstood, and it is usually associated with militant and radical groups, which cause chaos in the environment. The Arabic word is usually translated to mean holy war and it is usually accepted as holy. However, some scholars say that there is no such thing in Islam. A holy war is fought to force other people to accept some doctrines, and it is not accepted at all by the Muslims. According to the word “jihad,” it means struggling to survive, and it is applicable to many levels be it socially at an individual level....   [tags: arabic, islam, terrorism, prejudice, stereotype]

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The War in Kashmir a Religious Conflict?

- ... Jihad is differentiated between two; greater jihad and the lesser jihad where as it cannot be neglected that jihad also reflects military aspects in Islam. The United States and Saudi Arabia together funneled some three and half billion into Afghanistan and Pakistan during the Afghan war. By financing and training the mujahideen, the United States helped to create a multinational jihadi organization. Jihad tagging Kashmir as a religious struggle and one hand they tend to support their violent resistance to Indian rule....   [tags: relationship between religion and politics]

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Al Faraj 's The Neglected Duty

- Mohammed Al Faraj’s The Neglected Duty with the influence of Ibn Taymiyya ideas, argues that Jihad is “second to believe” in Islam. Therefore, a mandatory requirement to be a Muslim (Wiktorowicz, ) Sunni’s Islamist position on Jihad is seen as a, sometimes, violent battle that is necessary in order to eliminate the obstacles in reinstating God 's governance on the world. It also, focus in defending the Muslim land against infidels or non-Muslims. For Sunni islamists when the community is threatened by an aggressor, jihad is not only a collective obligation (fard kifaya), but an individual duty (fard ayn) that must be fulfilled by every Muslim....   [tags: Islam, Sharia, Egypt, Qur'an]

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Islam Does NOT Advocate Terrorism

- A few years ago, an extreme offshoot of al-Qaeda proclaimed itself a caliphate in the Middle East. Today, the entire world has witnessed ISIS commit brutal crimes against humanity, including beheadings and other horrific acts of violence as well as its unlawful seizure and destruction of public and private property in Iraq, Syria and beyond. Because of this, many people think that Islam requires fighting non-Muslims, killing, invading other lands, etc. All these thoughts about Islam are totally wrong....   [tags: ISIS, Terrorism 2015]

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Comparing Islamic Fundamentalism and Plato's Dialogues

- Parallels can be drawn from the Islamic fundamentalism and the discussion of piety, justice, truth, and knowledge in Plato's dialogues. In Plato's dialogues of Socrates' Apology, it becomes clear that Socrates is a pluralist, as is Noman Benotman . A pluralist is someone who believes there is more than one correct solution to a problem but not all possible solutions are correct. This differs from relativism, as relativism is that everyone in a given situation is right and all solutions are correct....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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The Psychology of Globalization

- Globalization is a set a mechanisms that are altering the world order, thus escalating worldwide social relations. There are hundreds, if not thousands of ways in which globalization can be defined since it is altering every aspect of life. Nevertheless, when examining the universal structure of the global order; the world is divided into two categories the core and periphery (Steif). Basically, the world is divided per national development. In the case of inter-group relations, core states could be considered the in-group because they are directly benefiting from globalization and global wealth, hence the world powers (Steif)....   [tags: Globalization Essays]

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The Struggle for the Holy Land

- Emperor Constantine History has it that Constantine, the first Christian Caesar (one of the most talented, vigorous, and triumphant Roman emperors), who established the Constantinople and the Byzantine empire, was the first Roman Emperors to impose the idea of a Christian theocracy, a system of policy which assumes all subjects to be Christians, thereby merging civil and religious rights. He was the Constantine at that time saw Christianity as the only weapon strong enough to wipe out the high rate of idolatry that swept across the Roman empire....   [tags: Religious History ]

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Islam Between Islam And Islam

- Throughout the teachings of Islam in Comparative Religion I found myself viewing Islam differently. I have always had an open mind about religion and respected the differences throughout world religions. However with Islam, I found myself challenged when trying to respect their beliefs. I had felt like I knew everything that I needed to know about Islam and what I did know was taught to me through media and various people who were scared of the religion because of what little they knew. I had no motivation to learn anything different from what I had already been taught....   [tags: Islam, Religion, Major religious groups, God]

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The Sacred Scripture

- According to PBS (2002), Muhammad originated from Western Arabia. His parents were Abd Allah bin Al-Mutallib and Amina bint Wahb. Muhammad grew up with his mother as his father died before his birth. After his mother passed away, his grandfather and uncle orphaned him. When he became a man, he married a successful merchant named Khadija. Mohammed became disgusted with the people in Mecca who focused only on material values. so he prayed and fasted in a cave for several months then God finally revealed himself to him....   [tags: Muhammad, Islam, Qur'an, Prophets of Islam]

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Islam: A Religion of Peace

- On September 11, 2001 the World Trade Center came crashing down due to Al-Qaeda attacks. Those were the darkest days for the family and friends of the victims and also for Muslims all around the world. Al-Qaeda is a militant Islamist group, also known as extremists or terrorists, who are calling for a global Jihad. Many terrorists may be Muslims but not every Muslim is a terrorist. I am here today to clear the name of Muslims and what Islam’s views are on peace, Jihad and terrorism. The very meanings of Islam are of peace for mankind and submission to god....   [tags: Islam, Culture, Religion]

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The Documentary Being Review Discusses Radical Islam And What It Stands For

- The documentary being review discusses radical Islam and what it stands for, how it is being promoted through multiple channels to the masses, focusing on the Arab world and most importantly, the Middle East region. Throughout the documentary, the term “Jihad” has been focused on the most, offering a clear distinction based on footages from multiple interviews regarding its definition. According to footage from an interview with an assistant professor at the San Diego State University, Khaleel Mohammed, and many other interviewees, the word “Jihad” in literal Arabic represents a literal struggle....   [tags: Islam, Middle East, Arabic language, Iran]

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Afghanistan: The Unnecessary War?

- Soldiers are often considered robots, meaning they have no real concern about the battle they are fighting. This is not true, especially in the case of the war on terrorism. If one were to ask a soldier what he thought of the war in Afghanistan, he would immediately tell you that it is a necessary war to keep the United States safe from the terrorists. Unfortunately, Americans do not think the same way soldiers or the families of soldiers do. Most Americans believe the war is a waste of time, money, and American resources....   [tags: War on Terror, Afghanistan]

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The True Image of Islam: Religion Isn't Violent, People Are

- September 11, 2001 was and still is a national day of mourning for every race and religion that endeavored the attacking of the Twin Towers by the Radical Muslim group, Al Qaeda “Reaction to 911”(1). Modern Muslims were appalled by the reprehensible actions of Al Qaeda. But the majority of Muslims that were not affiliated with Al Qaeda or any radical Muslim groups were verbally and mentally attacked by non-Muslims after the tragedy of 911 “Reaction to 911” (1). The image that certain non-Muslims instilled in themselves and others are incorrect given that the media only reveals the acts of radical Muslims rather than showing the peaceful Muslims of today (Shafaat, 1)....   [tags: not all muslims are terrorists]

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War On The World Trade Center And The Pentagon

- Just War On September 11, 2001, the United States had faced one of the most tragic and unexpected events in history. The morning of September 11 was disrupted by the plane crash into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The crash caused by an Islamic group killed approximately three thousand people. This unexpected attack shook the whole nation with emotions of anger and fear. President George Bush took action and declared war against the Islamic group, claiming it as “war on terror”. President Bush claimed his declaration against the terrorists in line of defense to protect the United States....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, United States, September 11 attacks]

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One Person 's Terrorist Is Another 's Freedom Fighter

- “One person’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter (Barash 2014: 174).” This one statement explains every war to ever be fought and also the delicate subject of terrorism. The line between who is the bad guy and the good guy will always be difficult to draw because everyone fights for a different reason. In this same sense every “terrorist” has his or her own story. Rarely can one blaring reason can be found to explain why attacks happen. Every soldier has a different reason for fighting, no matter what side of the front they are on....   [tags: Terrorism, September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda, Hamas]

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