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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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Jihad : A Religious Tool For Mass Mobilization

- ... The first half of the second Islamic century saw the rise of two categories of writing about jihad. The first mixed history and legal laws include military expeditions of the early Caliphs. The second genre of writing set down rules for a war that relied on historical occurrences. The Islamic movement has two trends practiced since the 1970s. The first trend, initiated by the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood condemns the use of violence to achieve political goals. It favors a political approach based on community building, dedication, and social work....   [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 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

- 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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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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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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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 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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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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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

- ... It can refer to external as well as internal efforts to be a good Muslim. The Qur’an states that if and when military jihad is required to protect the faith against an external threat, it may be performed using diplomatic, legal as well as socioeconomic measures. In case a peaceful alternative ceases to exist, Islam allows, but does not condone the use of force under the condition that women, children and the elderly are left unharmed. On returning from a military campaign, Prophet Mohammed said to his comrades, "This day we have returned from the minor jihad to the major jihad," which was symbolic of the minor armed struggle being the pathway to their ultimate goal of development and se...   [tags: Islam, Middle East, Jihad, Muhammad]

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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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The Brotherhood 's Political And Social Practices

- ... Secularism and a Sufistic society gave the Brotherhood an open invitation to provide hope to an economically struggling and politically confused society. This allowed the Brotherhood to convey a sense of composure to a vulnerable government (Zahid 74). The Brotherhood chose to embrace democratic values rather than fight them. However, many experts, including Carrie Wickham from Emory University, believe that the Brotherhood’s acceptance of democracy was merely a “deceptive maneuver intended to mask the Brotherhood’s true radical intentions behind a moderate veneer” (207)....   [tags: Islam, Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, 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 Reality Of Monsters And Super Villains

- ... His father, Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, was a billionaire construction entrepreneur and had close connections to the Saudi royal family. Bin Laden was raised as a devout Sunni Muslim, current estimates project that Sunni Muslims occupy 87-90% of the entire world Muslim population. Sunni Islam is regarded as “orthodox Islam”, this particular denomination is also the world’s largest, followed by Roman Catholicism. Sunni Muslims believe that the prophet Muhammad’s first religious successor was his father-in-law, rather than his son-in-law....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, September 11 attacks, Taliban, 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

- ... Al-Qaeda is an example of an international terrorist organization. There are debates as to the difference between domestic terrorists and home grown violent extremists. According to the Department of Homeland Security (2015) “A domestic terrorist differs from a homegrown violent extremist in that the former is not inspired by and does not take direction from, a foreign terrorist group or other foreign power”. The Department of Homeland Security also states that home grown extremists are not bound by borders unlike domestic and international terrorism....   [tags: Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 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?

- ... However, Doran says that bin Laden “reveals that he has not, in fact, set aside the internal war among the believers” and that Americans are really only “obstacles to his plans for his native land” (289) which are to get power to the limited extremists. The Boroumands too recognize bin Laden and the role he plays in terrorism as well as the union of the different terrorist groups struggling to overthrow the apostolic nationalists. But their distinctive idea concerns those leaders such as Qutb and Khomeini who advocated a revolution that was “Leninism in Islamist dress” (305)....   [tags: Islam, Islamic terrorism, Al-Qaeda, Jihad]

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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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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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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: 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

- ... This provides for the legitimacy of the points discussed in the documentary in a coherent point of view. The documentary presents a coherent view of radical Islam in a way that focuses on the extremists, and brings to light the opinions of normal practicing Muslims who are equally victims of extremists as others are. It sheds light on the fear spread by radicalism and the consequences that have affected the lives of the majority who may have not been involved with such groups. The evidence brought forward in the documentary has been in the form of recordings of multiple interviews and some interviews made for the documentary itself....   [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

- ... One of the criteria’s in the doctrine is Jus Ad Bellum (“right to war”) which says a just war can begin if only if it is supported by a just cause, authorized by an authority, motivated by right intentions, proportionality, likely to succeed, and whether it is a last resort (Contemporary). According to the Jus Ad Bellum the just cause in this situation is self-defense. The attack from the terrorists calls for protection from any further attacks. The war needs to be authorized by an authority, which President Bush is fit to be in the position with the advice of Congress....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, United States, September 11 attacks]

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Terrorism : Terrorism And Terrorism

- ... A percentage of Muslims that are radicals, extremists, violent, anti-Western and extremely religious, tend to focus on the passages of the Qur’an that encourage war, violence, conflict, and opposition. These passages lead people to killings, aggression, oppressing women, murdering innocent civilians, and terrorist attacks such as suicide bombings and international attacks. On the other hand, other Muslims who are not extreme radicals and violent choose to be liberal. They concentrate on passages that promote justice, spirituality, peace, freedom, and so on and so forth (Spindlove & Simonsen, 2013, p....   [tags: Terrorism, September 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden]

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Key Issues that Impact on British Muslim Identity Today

- n Britain there is an increasing number of Muslims in the community, it is now at a point where the young, British born, Muslims outnumber those who have migrated to the contry. (Anwar, 2008: 133) Yet, Muslims are often identified as being foreign, not truly British. This has a strong impact of British Muslims identity because they are not identified as British by others in the community. This is just an example of the way issues impact British Muslim Identity. Many issues hold sway over how Muslims are viewed in Britain today, they affect the perceived identity of British Muslims....   [tags: role of women, terrorism]

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The Origins and Attacks of Al Qaeda

- Al-Qaeda is a household terrorist organization name that almost everyone knows. Their most recognize for conducting the attacks of September 11, 2001. The attack killed nearly 3,000 people and injured thousands more. They have already completed numerous attacks both foreign and domestic against United States personnel. The likeness of an another attack is highly probable. This being said, we must continue to do everything possible to prevent an attack from occurring. Origin The Origins of Al Qaeda can be traced to when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in the 1980’s....   [tags: september 11, bin laden, afghanistan]

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Terror in the Name of Religion

- Religion causes terror which means it creates fear among people. This statement may be agreeable to many extents if one sees the present chaos of the world. Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam all emerged with the purpose to bring peace in the society and to solve economic, social, political and cultural trials and tribulations of the people. Like other religions, Islam aimed to bring peace in the society, but circumstances and misinterpretations made people to consider it as a religion of terrorism....   [tags: defamation of Islam, extremism]

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Al Qaeda

- Al-Qaeda Introduction Al Qaeda is a terrorist organization established in Peshawar, Pakistan, between 1988 or 1989 by Osama bin laden and his teacher Abullah Yusuf Azzam. Al-Qaeda is an international terrorist network that considered the top terrorist threat to the United States. Al Qaeda is seeking to get rid of all westerns from Muslims territory and replace their own Islamic regime. They are a group of people who work to gather to plan act of terrorism against Muslim and non Muslim especially United State....   [tags: terrorist organization, warfare,]

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Terrorism, I Am A Muslim And I Am Against It

- “Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the Christians, and the converts; anyone who (1) believes in GOD, and (2) believes in the Last Day, and (3) leads a righteous life, will receive their recompense from their Lord. They have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve” This is how Islam inculcates Muslims not to judge others, because obviously it’s the Lord who does that. Despite this verse and many other verses in Quran which promote for peace and love among humans, still people combine Islam with terror....   [tags: informative essay]

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Personal Opinion Essay: Israel Entitled to the Holy Land

- Corruption, violence, and ever growing frustration all are words to describe the, seemingly, endless conflict between Israelis, who consist mainly of Jews, and Palestinian Arabs, otherwise known as Muslims. The people that are truly entitled to this holy land have biblical proof, have already displayed their capabilities, and uphold non-violent and peaceful morals. The people entitled to this land are the Israelis. The Arabs continually claim that the bible is full of lies and hoax, yet the Torah, the Jewish holy text, and the Bible share similar aspect....   [tags: Palestinians, Bible, Politics]

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Ethical Teachings in Christianity and Islam

- There are several ethical teachings in Christianity and Islam that instruct Christians and Muslims on how they should act in everyday life. These ethical teachings often require the members of each religion to give generously to the welfare of those in need. This essay will prove that both Islam and Christianity have ethical teachings that instruct people to give to the needy. This will be proved by first defining what an ethical guideline or teaching is, by looking at the Islamic ethical guidelines that instruct Muslims to help those in need and finally through analysing the Christian ethical guidelines that teach Christians to contribute to the welfare of those in need....   [tags: Ethics, Christianity, Islam, ]

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Osama Bin Laden and Al Qeada

- To some, he is the most hated and most hateful man in the world, and at one point was the most wanted criminal on the face of the planet. Osama bin Laden, in 1988, founded an Islamist network called al-Qaeda; the foundation built from his faith in God. This network would soon become a feared terrorist group from different countries across the globe. Bin Laden built his network with intentions of harming others that did not share his beliefs. Among his methods were: armed terrorism, suicide bombings, and alleged financial manipulation as the world has seen through attacks throughout history....   [tags: Islamist Network, Terrorist Group]

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The Muslim Brotherhood Beginnings

-   Al-ʾIkḫwān al-Muslimūn or the Muslim Brotherhood is an organization that strives for an Islamic world. Since its beginnings, members have become involved in politics and in their communities, but their methods have been constantly questioned. Their influence has become worldwide with groups in several countries across the world ,and it is in Egypt where the organization began. Beginnings in Egypt   The Muslim Brotherhood began in March 1928 by Hasan al-Banna, an egyptian teacher, after seven of his friends agreed that al-Bana should lead them in better serving Allah....   [tags: Islam, Egypt]

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9/11: The Diverse Perspectives

- 9/11: The Diverse Perspectives On September 11, 2001, the north and south towers of the World Trade Center complex were destroyed when American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into them. It was at around 8:46 AM when the first plane, American Airlines Flight 11, crashed into the north tower. At 9:03 AM, the second plane, United Airlines Flight 175, crashed into the south tower....   [tags: economic impact, casualties, damage, debris]

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The Threat Of The War Of Information Sharing And Recruitment Across Multiple Platforms Reaching Multiple Nations

- ... The immediate outreach to followers following significant events, can lead to further shaping ideologies as well as encouraging homegrown attacks that will continue the jihad on foreign lands. This is not just a problem for the United States, but a problem for any nation that fails to meet the requirements set forth by the leadership. The use of social networks to inspire, recruit and promote a global strategy is a pillar of the information gathering and sharing arm of any organization with a global mission....   [tags: Terrorism, Al-Qaeda, September 11 attacks]

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A Day Of The Attack On New York City

- There are many days in America, even the world’s that will be remembered by the generations that are and are to come. The Holocaust, the Great Depression, Martin Luther King’s speech, etc. The one day in America’s history that will always be remembered is the day of the attack on New York City. The day of infamy, September 11th was the day that the world flashed in front of everyone’s eyes. The world as everyone knew it was coming to a tragic end and there was nothing we could do about it, maybe....   [tags: September 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaeda]

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Stephen King - Film Elements

- The African Jihads Jihad, the Muslim word meaning holy war. During the 18th and 19th centuries, this word brought fear to anyone who did not fully believe in the Islamic state and resided in West Africa. The Jihads of this era not only changed the faith of many people, but also the landscape of West African democracy. Although Islamic Jihads had occurred in the past, they never surmounted to the magnitude of those of the 18th century. What factors and leaders caused the West African Jihads, of the 18th and 19th centuries, to be so effective....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Islam

- When the Soviet Union collapsed and the cold war came to an end, the world felt as if it were on the edge of unlimited peace and prosperity. Unfortunately, new issues came to light, such as terrorism. Terrorism is defined by Title 22 of the United States code, section 2656(d) as “the pre-meditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by sub national groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience.” In light of recent terrorist activity in the West, the danger that Islamic terrorism poses to national security and civilian safety has been brought to attention....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A History of Tolerance: A Critique of Eurocentrism

- It is often said that history is written by the victor, and in the race to industrialization of the past two centuries, Western Europe and the United States have emerged as the victors. This enabled them to write a history in which their rise to power was preordained and inevitable and in which Eastern cultures are viewed as backward and intolerant. These Eurocentric histories have so fully permeated the global psyche that the stereotypes they have perpetuated inform our cultural interactions to this day....   [tags: Christianity, Islam, Jews, Europe, Asia]

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