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Muslim Terrorism in the United States

- Historical Background It is necessary to examine the historical context of Muslim terrorism in the United States to understand the evolvement of Muslim extremism today. Juergensmeyer (2003) supports this stance by stating that contemporary acts of violence are influenced by historical violence perpetrated in the religious past. The assumption could be made that Muslim extremism in the United States is a more recent phenomenon; on the contrary, this is not true. By understanding history enlightens to where foundations and structures were built to support Muslim extremism and terrorism activities that exist in the United States today....   [tags: Terrorism, Muslim Extremism]

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The Muslim Brotherhood and Political Islam

- In recent decades, Arab governments have lost a lot of confidence from their citizens. Their failure to liberate occupied Arab lands and eliminate the Zionist entity, is a huge disappointment to Arabs everywhere. The Arabs have become discontented with nationalism and with the spread of corruption in their countries, and with their governments’ inability to achieve social justice and a decent standard of living for all. This has opened the way for Islamist parties to emerge as an alternative to Arab nationalism....   [tags: Why the Muslim Brotherhood will not die]

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The Religion Of Muslim People

- ... To start Ahmed the “Clock Boy” was an innocent kid that tried to make a clock and have some pride in it and show it to his teachers, but he only ended up being taken by police and put into jail. The teachers, the school administration, and the police all were stereotyping. Ahmed was a boy who had pride in his work and wanted to share that with others, but people could not see past his name Ahmed Mohammed. They only viewed him as person of Islam, and feared that he was a “Terrorist” like radical people in the world who claim to be “Muslim”....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Religion, Muslim]

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Hate Crimes Against Muslim Americans

- ... Many people have the misconception that Islam is a violent religion, and that women are oppressed under the religion, but those are not accurate representations of what Islam is (Schaefer, 2015). According to “Common Misconceptions about Muslims,” Islam does not promote the abuse or oppression of women, and the concept of “Jihad” is not a violent principle, but rather an inner conflict with one’s own soul (2015). As with any religion, these concepts can be taken and twisted, but the majority of Muslim people are not violent- in fact 93 percent do not support violence (“Common Misconceptions about Muslims,” 2015)....   [tags: Islam, Muslim, Abuse, Discrimination]

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Hindu India vs Muslim India

- At first, the aim of the Muslim League was to establish friendly relations between the Muslims and the British Crown. After the Royal decision of the annulment of the partition of Bengal in 1911, Muslim League saw that in order to get their requests dealt with, they need to form relations with the Congress, the representative party of Hindus. Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the member of Congress, also joined the Muslim League in 1913. After witnessing the annulment, he worked on a pact to unite Muslims and Hindus which was eventually signed on 30th of December, 1916 at Lucknow....   [tags: Hindu vs Muslim in India]

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Bangladesh-Muslim World Relations

- One of the most significant factors of Bangladesh foreign policy is its close relation with the Muslim countries. Geographically Bangladesh belongs to South Asia and the Bengalees are not culturally as close to the Arabs, Persians or Turks as the Pakistanis or North Indians are. Some Muslim states even took this movement as an act of ruining the Islamic fraternity. The Indo-Pakistan war, starting in December 3 and the surrender of the Pakistani army to the joint command of the Indian and Bangladeshi army, both has fuelled this suspicion....   [tags: Muslim, Islam, Middle Easy]

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Reasons for the Formation of the All India Muslim League

- ... The birth of All India Muslim League at Dacca on 30th December 1906 came as an expression of that desire. OBJECTIVES OF THE MUSLIM LEAGUE Muslim League which became the mass movement of Muslims succeeded in establishing Pakistan in 1947 by forming the following objectives: 1. To inculcate among Muslims a feeling of loyalty to the Government and to disabuse their minds of mis-understandings and misconceptions out of it’s actions and intentions. 2. To protect and advance the political rights and interests of the Muslims of India and to represent to the Government from time to time, their needs and aspirations....   [tags: muslim delegation, hindus]

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The Media 's Portrayal Of Muslim People And Women People

- ... In 2012, a white man entered a full Colorado movie theater and began shooting, killing 12 people and injuring 70. (CNN, 2016) This shooting has been referred to as simply the Colorado shooting. The article also includes that James E. Holmes, the shooter, was a doctoral candidate in its neuroscience program at University of Colorado Anschultz Medical Campus. This information may imply that the shooter was educated, and refrains from informing the reader of any negative information about the shooter....   [tags: Islam, Sociology, Terrorism, Muslim]

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The Present-day State of Muslim-Western Relations

- This essay reflects my research and participation towards our collaborative project/presentation, and outlines the focus and arguments of the group presentation. At first, my group members and I chose to do our group presentation on the relationship between the West and the Muslim world, particularly the causes of why it's such an uneasy relationship, and how fantasy plays a part. We were planning on discussing “Park51”, as it's a current event and a good indicator of the present-day state of Muslim-Western relations....   [tags: Muslim-Western Relations]

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Why do Muslim Women Cover their Body

- If someone was to look up the meaning of veil in a dictionary the noun would state that it is “ a piece of material worn by women to protect or conceal the face” while the verb is describes the action as a way to “partially conceal, disguise, or obscure.” Unfortunately, in today's society both definitions have meaning when it comes to the veil and it’s role in Muslim culture. Whether or not women want to accept it the truth, still remains that the veil is a form of gendered violence. Even though people seek to reclaim it’s meaning they cannot change its origins and the reason it was established in the first place, to conceal and control Muslim women....   [tags: gender violen, muslim culture, veil]

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How do Muslim Families Transfer their Ethics and Values to Future Generations?

- ... In the Hadith is says, As a muslim parent they have the reponsiblity to instill all relgious morals, ethic’s and traditon’s into their young. It is different for girls and boys an example of this is prayer. The key purpose of Salat (prayer) in Islam is to stand before God and ask for guidance on the straight path (the correct way on life) and to give thanks and praise to their almighty God. Salat is an important act to perform correctly as it is one of the five pillars of Islam (Suliman, 2014)....   [tags: muslim culture, salah]

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Spiritual Lessons of Muslim Revolutionists Imam Ali and Jalal al-din Rumi

- A prominent element in regards to oral traditions surviving the testament of time is the simplicity, directness, and concision that such traditions tend to be composed of. This makes it appear as though these early simple teaching can have an endless stream of commentary stem from a small assortment of simple words. Certainly such phrases and sayings by highly revered Islamic revolutionists Imam Ali and Jalal al-din Rumi tend to be simple in design much like these oral traditions, but a careful analysis of their work will depict the true depth of their teachings....   [tags: Religion, Quotes, Muslim]

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Women in Muslim Society

- Women in Muslim Society           The role of woman, her position and status in society, and her nature have been issues of debate and discussion informed by religion, tradition and culture, misogyny, feminism and - many times - downright ignorance and bigotry. In discussing the role of women in contemporary society there are three main areas that can be addressed. The perceptions of woman within contemporary Muslim societies. The status, position and role of woman in the Qur'an and in early Islam from where we derive our aspirations....   [tags: Islam Muslim Female Essays]

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The Qur'An Shapes The Life Of An Everyday Muslim

- "The Qur'an - does it shape the life of an everyday Muslim?" Unlike many other religions Islam makes very little distinction between the spiritual and the secular parts of life. Islam means submission to the way of God and this can be seen in the way in which the vast majority of Muslims lead their daily lives through close adherence to the Qur'an and the teachings of the Prophet. Muslim society is ideological in that the followers of the faith are making a commitment to follow God and to accept the word of God as the truth, basing their concept of good and evil on these teachings....   [tags: Religion Islam Muslim]

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The Religious Debate on Muslim Women Wearing the Hijab

- Should Muslim women be required to wear the traditional hijab is a religious debate I was never aware existed, I just always believed it was mandatory to wear the veil and that was that. There are many that say the hijab is a symbol of their religion but they are being challenged by the view that it is a personal choice. The Islam religion has five fundamental requirements: Ramadan fasting, believing that the only God is Allah and that Prophet Mohammed is Allah's messenger, praying five times daily, giving to charity, and making a pilgrimage to Mecca if possible....   [tags: Religion Muslim Islam Papers]

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Decline of the Muslim Empires: Safavid, Ottoman, and Mughal

- Decline of the Muslim Empires: Safavid, Ottoman, and Mughal Since the beginning, all empires have faced change in many ways, declining and rising in status. Many empires have collapsed, only to start again under a different name. Like all empires, the three Muslim Empires, the Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals have faced this inevitable state. Although each individual empire is different, they each have similarities in their reasons for decline. Whether it is social, religious, economic, or political reasons, the empires, like many others, have fallen....   [tags: History Muslim Historical Essays]

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Visibly Muslim by Emma Tarlo

- In her textbook Visibly Muslim, Emma Tarlo outlines how Muslim clothing and fashion in the urban setting of Britain can affect the visibility of ethnicity. According to the 2001 census, there are over 1.6 million Muslims living in Britain. This population consists of individuals from many different backgrounds and descents, and all have their own distinct cultural dress and fashion. The most recognized and popular item among Muslim women is ‘hijab’, which has brought about much debate because of its conservative covering....   [tags: Muslin Clothing, Fashion, Urban Setting]

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Visibly Muslim by Emma Tarlo

- ... The media plays a massive role in the misrepresentation of Muslims throughout the world and many publications stimulate or assume stereotyping of muslims in societies (Aydin & Hammer 2009). When it comes to events such as 9/11, the London bombings of 2005 and the Danish cartoon controversy (Tarlo 2010) it can be seen that muslims are portrayed stereotypically in a violent way, creating conflict with being accepted into society. The cartoon controversy reasserted the association of Islam with violence and terrorism (Tarlo 2010) and this can have dramatic effects on the muslim population as a whole as it can create false judgement and feelings of injustice by being stereotyped as violent p...   [tags: british muslims, fashion, politics, faith]

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Transformations: The Changes Muslim Women Experience when they are Strong, Smart and Brave

- Transformations: The Changes Muslim Women Experience when they are Strong, Smart and Brave Works Cited Missing Many stereotypes present in modern day society portray Arab women, or more precisely, Muslim women, as having little to no independence or power. These stereotypes assert that Muslim women are oppressed both physically and psychologically, and that as a result of such outrageous treatment these women are psychologically weak. As with all stereotypes, this is a misconception. Blanket statements announcing one group of people as exhibiting the same characteristics are patently incorrect....   [tags: Arab Muslim Women Essays]

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Muslim Muslims And Muslim People With Kindness And Love

- ... In this action research project, I would like to improve race relations so that we can accept each other unconditionally without regard to race or religion. I also want to explain what their climate at school and what they face especially after the political climate. Moreover, I would like to promote the knowledge because people are enslaved by their ignorance of other religions. I am perplexed as to why religion is so important and part of identity and how everyone must respect and treat other people, as they want to be treated....   [tags: Islam, Education, Respect, Muhammad]

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The Muslim Brotherhood

- The Muslim Brotherhood The Muslim Brotherhood was a large Islamic party. It founded by Hasan al-Banna in Egypt in 1928. Their goal was to create an Islamic nation, and they used shari’ah law. The ideas of the Muslim Brotherhood spread throughout the Arab World, and they had many branches in many Arab countries. Hasan al-Banna and his followers worked against the foreign companies “British imperial rule” in their country. What they had done were including charitable contributions and focusing on politics, economics, and societies problems, and they worked to find solutions for making all these things better....   [tags: Islam]

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The Muslim Culture

- Muslim, ever wonder what this word really means. Who is classified as Muslim. Someone that is Muslim is not a terrorist, nor a bad person. They are humans. Someone that is a Muslim only has an Islamic belief. This word originated in Arabia where this whole culture developed (BBC “Islam”). Islam followers, or Muslims, were introduced to their culture from the Prophet Muhammad (BBC “Islam”). The word Islam comes up very often, but who knows what it means. It is said to be the “submission to the will of God (BBC “Islam”).” Majority of the U.S....   [tags: Cultures, Cultural Identity Essays]

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Muslim and Non Muslim Laws

- Islamic law and non-Muslims Some pro-Israeli opinion cite traditional interpretations of sharia (Islamic law) which requires, among other things, that Muslim territory encompass all land that was ever under Muslim control, as a source for the Arab-Israeli conflict. Since the territory of Israel, prior to being the British Mandate of Palestine, was once part of the Ottoman caliphate, some Islamic clerics believe it is unlawful for any portion of it to remain 'usurped' by non-Muslims. By contrast, pro-Arab opinion points at the pronounced religious tolerance of the caliphates, where Christians and Jews coexisted "harmoniously" with Muslims and were granted limited self-autonomy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Poltical Parties and The Muslim Republics

- Definition of Poltical Parties: A party means an organization or a group of people who work together. A political parties can be described as ann organized group of people with similar political aims, interest and opinions, and that organized group of person exercise political power. Political parties try to control what happens in Parliament by securing a majority of parliament members. They work together so as to introduce new laws and they alter old ones. Most countries have single-party, two-party, or multiparty systems....   [tags: interests, opinions, democracies]

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Cruelty And Abuse Of The Muslim World

- ... does to Chickens is torture then you 'll be amazed to find that in the Muslim world, they would believe we are treating them with utter kindness, because all animals are dirty and the only way to kill them is torture them and then slit their throats so they bleed out because this makes them taste better. The Koran does not give specific guidance on how Muslims should behave with animals but Muslim scholars believe that the saliva of a dog is impure and thus the animals cannot be kept as a pet....   [tags: Muhammad, Islam, Qur'an, Pet]

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The Terror Of The Muslim Mohammed Mohamed

- ... For example, Marvel’s Iron Man (Favreau, 2008), portrays the idea of Muslims having an association with bombs; in the movie, protagonist Tony Stark faces a bomb explosion in which Muslim terrorists capture him. Movies like these crept into the conscious of American minds and lead to an association of Muslims being terrorists. Thus, we see not only did the 9/11 attack on America lead to misjudgment of the Muslim population but social media as well, because it seemed to his teacher that the young 14-year-old child was acting out the plots of movies and videos rather than accept Ahmed as a bright young individual....   [tags: Barack Obama, Democratic Party, United States]

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Fasting in the Christian and Muslim Faiths

- Would one dare to go a day without food. Food in the twenty first century can be used as medicine, energy and center piece for social gatherings. However in many religions people take time to separate themselves from such consumption in an activity called fasting. The practice of fasting is incorporated in several denominations of Christianity, the Muslim faith, and Hinduism. Fasting can be personal and completed any time of year or seen specific times of year in forms of a holiday. In particular some denominations of Christianity people celebrate Lent whereas Muslims commemorate receiving the Quran by celebrating Ramadan....   [tags: Islam and Christianity]

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Terrorism and the Muslim Community

- Much of the terrorism that occurs globally tend to have a link with the Muslim community. When a terrorism activity occurs, the media focus on the Muslim community as the potential masterminds of the criminal act. In most parts of the world, people associated with the Muslim culture receive a lot of discrimination considering that their colleagues associate with terrorism activities. The main question is that are all the terrorism activities that take place associate with the Muslim community....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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The Enhancement Of The Muslim Fundamentalism

- ... They saw change within their citizenry to be disadvantageous to their own intellectual awareness and identity. In Bernard Lewis’s article, he states that the Muslims were against the idea of secularism and modernism that the West was implementing. “We were witnessing nothing less than a war of Islamic fundamentalism against both secularism and modernism” (Zee 2013, 4), Lewis states that Islam is an oppressed religion and the lack of secularism caused many of the wars and conflicts with the West....   [tags: Islam, Religion, Muhammad, God]

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The Role of the Qur’an in Muslim Religion

- ... Muslims are faithful believer by being the one who submits him/herself to the will of God. “There is no god but God, and assuredly God is the All-mighty, the All- wise”(Sura 3:38-64, pg.108, Reader), explains that god is the only one worthy for worship. The purpose for their existence as a Muslim attains to be their search for peace and space during their lifetime, and achievement of eternal salvation in their afterlife. “But as for the believers, who do deeds of righteousness, He will pay them in full their wages”(Sura 3:38-64, pg.108, Reader), promise of salvation for followers. In order to reach Allah, Muslims go through the “Five Pillars” (Gordon 71)....   [tags: Allah, Mohammed, Obedience]

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Muslim Women in the Entertainment Industry

- Muslim Women in the Entertainment Industry Imagine a world immersed in beauty, wealth, gloss, and fame. I may be generalizing, but lets just say it’s a world in which you are born with a streaming talent that most individuals could only dream of. You constantly have hordes of spectators cheering your success and everyone wants to be your friend. The greatest fear of most women seems to be being hideous or lacking capacity and you have no idea what that feels like. Seems spectacular, doesn’t it....   [tags: Islam]

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The Rise and Fall of Muslim Empires

- In Islamic history, various events have occurred in different time periods that have led to the rise and fall of Muslim empires. Muslim kingdoms flourished in a cultural, social, religious, political, and intellectual aspect in their time periods, due to Thanks in large part to religious and political conflict between Muslims, whether they be Sunni or Shia, Identify the major periods and empires in Islamic History. You must use at least two academic (non-digital) sources. For each of these periods or empires, you must identify the dates, major locations, major leaders, and major events....   [tags: kindoms, uthman, iran]

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The Rights Of Muslim Americans

- ... USA hates you!!. You are terrorists and bastards!!. You are the second holocaust!!!!”(13, Bayoumi) In another Brooklyn neighborhood, 3 elderly men, all in native Pakistani dress had been pelted with eggs by people driving around in a white Lexus and yelling, “This is for your Allah”’(13, Bayoumi) Many Americans are not comfortable with Muslims in jobs that have a certain amount of responsibility and influence as they perceive a threat in the power granted to them, just in case they may be terrorists....   [tags: United States, Islam, Rights, Law]

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A Community Leader For The Muslim Community

- ... The global issue identified within this Jewish community was obesity. After fasting on holy days, this community tends to indulge in red meat and other traditional foods because they are hungry. Education to this community on portion control was and still is very important. Some of them eat kosher fast foods, but this does not make it any better. Fatty and greasy foods can lead to heart disease. This community lives a sedentary lifestyle; so it was important that this community was educated on increasing physical activity....   [tags: Health care, Health care provider, Nutrition]

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The Muslim Majority State of Pakistan

- INTRODUCTION The Muslim majority state of Pakistan was created in 1947 when the Indian sub-continent was divided. Since then, Pakistan has been plagued with domestic political hostility and regional conflicts. Originally, Pakistan was divided into two parts (east and west) to appease the complaints of Indian Muslims. The eastern part is present day Bangladesh, while the western part is the present day Islamic Republic of Pakistan (Human Rights Watch 2014). Over the past few decades, Pakistan has faced much corruption and inefficiency....   [tags: ICCPR, religious minorities]

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Muslim Teaching on Wealth and Poverty

- When it comes to wealth and poverty, there are many significant roles that Islam plays in a Muslim’s life. Poverty is the term used when people live without the basic essentials that all people need in order to live adequately. These conditions are always below standard. There are two types of poverty. The first type is ‘absolute poverty’ : when a person does not have the basic essentials needed to live and the second is ‘relative poverty’: when a person does live an adequate life style but sees people richer than them and yearns for what the richer person has....   [tags: religion]

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The Society of the Muslim Brothers

- In 1928, Egyptian schoolteacher Hasan al-Banna (1906-1949) formed the Jam’iyyat al-Ikhwan al-Muslimin (Society of the Muslim Brothers) with the aim of “providing an Islamic education (tarbiya) and moral orientation (tahdhib) to their members and a wider public, in order to make them understand Islam correctly.” From this innocuous beginning, the Muslim Brotherhood grew to influence rulers and religious figures across the Middle East. Perhaps the most controversial figured tied to the Muslim Brotherhood is current al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri (Born 1951)....   [tags: education, moral, orientation, rulers]

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The Roots Of Muslim Rage

- ... In Bernard Lewis’s article, he states that the Muslims were against the idea of secularism and modernism that the West implemented. “We were witnessing nothing less than a war of Islamic fundamentalism against both secularism and modernism” , Lewis states that Islam is an oppressed religion and the lack of secularism caused many of the wars and conflicts with the West. This however is misleading because as he generalizes the whole religion, each religion has its own pleasing as well as its atrocious adherents....   [tags: Islam, Religion, Muhammad, God]

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Importance of Prayer in a Muslim's Life

- The praying time cannot be shorter than 3 minutes. The length of time depends on the persons and his state, sometimes one likes to pray more. Islam considers many activities in life as worship such as cleaning your house, working. In praying there is a pattern where people kneel and bow couple of times and repeat the words of Quran. Each prayer has a specific number of kneels and bows, so some prayer times is longer than others. The mosque is used differently during “Jumha” Friday prayer; people pray and listen to the “kutbah” speech afterwards....   [tags: islam, mosque, quran]

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Muslim Life in Islamic Culture

- On the board on Monday morning, there were numbers one through five and they each had a religion written next to them. 1 was Hinduism, 2 was Christianity, 3 was Judaism, 4 was Buddhism, and I was lucky enough to get 5: Islam. Oh, I know so much about Islam culture and their religion, are you kidding. I don’t even know where Islam is. I’m just kidding, it’s not a country. There are many differences between Islam and the United states like our religion, clothes, and food, and becoming a Christian or a Muslim, but Islam is the second largest religion in the world, so it’s important to a lot of people....   [tags: allah, mecca, religion]

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Marriage Rituals Hinduism and Muslim

- ... All eight symbolize different groups of people and their beliefs in humanity. The eight types include: Brahma, Daiva, Arsha, Prajapatya, Gandharva, Asura, Rakshasa, Paishacha. The first four are considered proper (Brahma, Daiva, Arsha, Prajapatya), whereas the last four are considered not to have religious sanctions (Gandharva, Asura, Rakshasa, Paishacha). The “Brahma” marriage is when the father gives up his daughter to a man after the man has spoiled her with costly jewels and presents. Secondly, the “Daiva” marriage is when the daughter is given away with ornaments to a priest at a religious ceremony....   [tags: social events and religious beliefs]

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Stereotypes in the Muslim World

- “If a person commits an act of terrorism, it does not negate or change the principles of the religion he claims to follow. If a Catholic Irish republic army terrorist encourages terrorism. Similarly, if a Muslim commits an act of terror, it does not mean that Islam condones or encourages terrorism” (Khan, 2003, pp 102) It is difficult in this world to form an opinion about an issue without experiencing some sort of stereotyping. Stereotyping is defined as a generalization of a group of people, wherein a very simple pattern is used for judging an entire group....   [tags: terrorism, religion, hate crimes]

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Activism for the Muslim Woman

- Spare the world around you a glance. Chances are you are going to find a whole spectrum of races, religions, lifestyles or even appearances. How bland and dull would it be if our daily encounters consisted of people who thought and looked just like us. We were not created to be the same. We were fashioned to be unique and to embrace that something special that makes us different. But sadly, another part of our human nature is to shun people who are not quite the same as everybody around them. We expel minorities from society because they’re “different” when in reality the term “different” could be used both ways....   [tags: races, religion, appearances]

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The Stereotypes Of Muslim Women

- ... This film encourages the idea that honor killings are linked to Islam, however, it is not mentioned in the Quran and it has occurred in other religions such as Judaism and Christianity as well as in Islam. Women are victimized through established religious restrictions that are neither condoned nor confined by the principles of Islam. Egypt and Jordan witness cases like this even though they are not motivated by honor. A considerate number of NGOs and legislation succeeded in imposing sentences to people committing these crimes, these acts are still occurring in silence....   [tags: Marriage, Gender, Love, Wife]

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Gener Gaps in the Muslim World

- Discrimination lives, separation prevails, and oppression will always remain.“Why do they hate us?” writes Mona Eltahawy, a freelance Egyptian-American Journalist who writes publications about women issues and social welfare in the Islamic world. She talks of a short story written in the book entitled “Distant View of a Minaret” by another Egyptian writer, Alifa Rifaat. The book begins with a piece about a woman who feels nothing about her relationship with her husband. She remains unmoved, as Eltahawy would say, by intercourse with her husband as he only does the act for his own pleasure.The woman is distracted during sex and notices the simplest things around the room--a spider web hanging...   [tags: inequality for women in Islamic countries]

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Muslim Islam And The Islam

- ... One very important issue that many people tend to show concern towards is the treatment of women in Saudi Arabia. This issue of women, specifically in Saudi Arabia, is one that many are aware of and depending on who you ask, women there are considered to be oppressed. Not only are we going to look at the treatment of women in the state of Saudi Arabia, we will also look into whether the portrayal is exactly how we hear and see of women there and how the treatment changes depending on what part of Saudi Arabia one is in....   [tags: Islam, Sharia, Pakistan, Iraq]

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Religious Conflict in Muslim Countries

- While the Western world today is mainly interested in radical Islam and its posing a serious challenge to civil liberties as well as democratic countries all over the world, Muslim countries are to bipolarities within themselves. One of the most expressed forms of the conflict in many Muslim countries today takes place between secular and Islamic discourse. While the secular wing of the debate is sometimes represented the state elite, the media and / or the military, the Islamic language best expressed between the religious and social groups, if the chance given, in the political parties within the state structure....   [tags: International Conflict ]

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Stereotypes Towards the Muslim Community

- What does one think of when one says the word ‘Islam’. Is it the Quran. Or is it Allah. Is it the word ‘jihad’. Or is it simply 9/11. How much influence do images have on people today. Do they shape how we think or how we perceive “our world?” Is everybody’s vision of the world the same. Does religion define our world. Or do images define our religion. To what extent have we allowed ourselves to submit to blatant imagery. The terrorist attack in America on 11 September 2001 has been widely interpreted as an event so traumatic that it shatters the symbolic resources of the individual and escapes the normal processes of meaning-making and cognition....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Muslim Religion And Islamic Religion

- ... The harmony in Medina was unmatched and the people worked together to build their mosque. They demonstrated such pleasure in helping build their place of worship that they sang along as they continued to work. As the city of Medina grew newcomers were open heartedly welcome, each newcomer were given a host family to live with, placing the host family at the every need of the newcomers. As stated by Tawfiq (2009), “In paying the Zakah they would receive blessing from Allah for what they already started to do” (p....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Religion, Christianity]

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The Tradition Of Muslim Marriage

- Originally, after choosing my topic, I had planned on focusing on the traditions of Muslim marriage-- however, the more I researched the more corruption was unveiled within the sacrament. I don’t know about you all, but I find controversial things far more interesting. I would like to preface my speech by saying although many of the practices I am going to speak about are widely accepted throughout the Middle East—however, this does not make them justifiable. Like all controversial topics, there are two sides to this argument....   [tags: Marriage, Arranged marriage, Family]

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Muslim Discrimination in America

- At a time of growing tension between religious groups in America, a record number of Muslims have reported religious discrimination claims. Although Muslims only make up roughly 2 percent of the United States population, they accounted for about one quarter of the religious discrimination claims filed last year (Greenhouse 2010). Most Americans reported a heightened distrust and hatred toward Muslim-Americans after the 9/11 attacks and the War on Terror in the Middle East. Islamophobia continues to be provoked by anti-Muslim extremist and tensions between evangelical Christianity....   [tags: War on Terror, Generalizations]

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Muslim and Islamic Women

- When one thinks of the role of Muslim and Islam women, the first thought that comes in mind is a victim waiting for the right moment to approach Western Liberation. The ignorance of the people compels the woman to be portrayed as weak, and controlled on what they can wear and how they should act. What most people are not aware about is that the Prophet Muhammad was indeed pro women’s right, as he stated “To seek knowledge is an obligation on every Muslim, male and female” proves that women are treated as an equal....   [tags: women rights, traditions, stereotype]

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The Greatest Muslim Achievements

- The Greatest Muslim Achievements The Muslim community has achieved very much in the past. The Muslims wouldn’t have accomplished what they have without the smart minds of the past. Today the Muslim community would not be as progresses as it is now. The religion Islam has accomplished many different milestones that some religions only hope to accomplish. We find that Islam is a very strict and serious religion. They have rules and guidelines lines that seem silly or weird to other religions. To Muslim those rules are normal and need to be followed....   [tags: yathrib, medina, saudy arabia]

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Muslim Women's Rights: Misunderstood

- “And they (women) have rights similar to those (of men) over them in a just manner… (Surah Al Baqarah 2-228) Islam is a religion of peace, equality, and tolerance. It discusses the issues of life regarding to politics, academics, social, economics, and spirits. In addition, there are also rights and obligations for men and women to act according to Islamic teachings for their prosperity in this world as well as in the eternal life. With respect to women’s rights in Islam, non-Muslims interpret the Islamic teaching in an erroneous manner due partly to lack of understanding; however, it is also partly due to bad conduct of some Muslims in Muslim countries....   [tags: freedom, education, career, partner]

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Muslim Women and Islam

- Islam is one of the most growing religion in the world besides Christianity. Based off the revelations giving to Mohammad by Allah (God), Mohammad formed the basis of Islam which is still present today. Ummas, better known as Muslims, take heed to the Qur'an to live by what is right by God and use sunnah (hadith or teachings of the Prophet) to live by the Prophet's example. Mohammad and his followers traveled the Middle East' spreading this new religion and new way of life, gaining more followers....   [tags: Middle East, Religion, women]

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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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Facebook in Muslim Communities

- At the age of globalization, the whole planet seems to be readily accessible. Before the advent of the Internet, no American can talk to a Greenlander with the comfort of his chair. Now, people of different color, age and beliefs can now convene through social networking sites. Among all the social networking sites, the most popular and people’s number one usage is “Facebook.” According to the Top Ten Reviews Social Networking Sites review, Facebook is currently the largest social networking site today, followed by MySpace and Bebo (“Top Ten Reviews)....   [tags: Social Networking, Internet, Online]

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Muslim Fundamentalism

- The term "fundamentalism" came into existence at the Niagara Falls Bible Conference which was convened to define those things that were fundamental to belief. The term was also used to describe "The Fundamentals", a collection of twelve books on five subjects published in 1910 by Milton and Lyman Steward. Fundamentalism as a movement arose in the United States starting among conservative Presbyterian academics and theologians at Princeton Theological Seminary in the first decade of the Twentieth Century [5] [6]....   [tags: Religion Islam Muslim]

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History of Muslim Civilization

- History of Islamic Civilization 1 Islam and Culture “For the first century following the Roman conquest, Egypt functioned in the Mediterranean world as an active and prosperous Roman province. The value of Egypt to the Romans was considerable, as revenues from the country were almost equal to those from Gaul and more than twelve times those from Judaea. Its wealth was largely agricultural: Egyptian grain supplied the city of Rome. The country also produced papyrus, glass, and various finely crafted minor arts that were exported to the rest of the Roman empire....   [tags: Islam and culture]

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Muslim Gropups and Terrorism

- Since the 9/11 attack in the United States, the term “terrorism” and “terrorists” are often synonymous to several Muslim groups bent on taking revenge against the most powerful and influential countries today. Most of the attacks of terrorists are often suicidal such as suicide bombings, kidnapping and armed conflict against the military. Most reports and first-hand accounts state that these terrorists are doing this “holy war” against the world because they wish to cleanse the world of its evil and create order....   [tags: Developing Countries, Causes]

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We Are Muslim, Right?

- ... Most importantly through my relationship with Adam, I learned what my religion means to me but also that being accepting of others’ religions show you what kind of person you are. I do not have any problems with religions different than mine. I am accepting and respectful, and I hope others respect my Christianity as well. In December of 2014, I began working at Youth Enrichment Services of the Boys and Girls Club as a Preschool Education Assistant. I was placed in the three year old room with 21 little girls and boys....   [tags: Religion, Islam, Eid ul-Fitr, Eid al-Adha]

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Muslim Women

- Many people in the world today believe that Muslim women in Islam are subjects of cruel and harsh treatment because of their religion. They believe that they are forced to cover their bodies, denied education, and stripped of their rights, and it has been a problem for many of centuries. While it is correct that women in Islam have difficulty with inequality in different areas of their lives, women in other religions and cultures face the same discrimination. There is the belief that Islam itself is the cause of women being oppressed, but in reality, Islam provides Muslim women with many of rights and its texts state that men and women are equal....   [tags: Religion, Role, Religious beliefs]

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Muslim Women

- The American media has a tendency to portray Muslims in a negative light. Some pity Muslims while others feel pure disdain for them. This statement made by Ann Coulter (2001) following the September 11th terrorist attacks demonstrates the disdain for Muslims, “We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity” (as cited in Arab American National Museum, 2011). While this particular statement was directed at all Muslims, there are also many misconceptions directed solely at Muslim women....   [tags: Islam ]

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Explaining The Religion of Islam

- Islam is currently the worlds 2nd largest and fastest growing religion with nearly one-fifth (approximately 1.2 billion) of the world’s population believed to be Muslim (About.Com, 2008, Online http://islam.about.com/od/muslimcountries/a/population.htm). Islam is a monotheistic religion which means it believes in the one God. It is Abrahamic or one of the ‘Religions of the Book’, this means that, similar to in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible and the Jewish Torah, stories such as that of the Creation story in Genesis and the stories of Abraham (abc.net 2009, Online http://www.abc.net.au/religion/stories/s790151.htm )....   [tags: Muslim]

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Muslim Women

- In today’s society women are given ample opportunity just as much as men. In some countries, such as middle-eastern nations that is not the case. Muslim women are often perceived to be submissive to Muslim men and unequal. Mohammed never taught for women to be treated as lower class citizens. Nonetheless, the blame is pointed towards the religion of Islam. The Islamic religion began as all monotheist religions representing a belief in one God and moral standards. In the following essay I will discuss and elaborate what Mohammed taught, how women lived in early Islamic society, and what it has become....   [tags: Gender]

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Interview With A Muslim

- The two largest religions in the world, Christianity and Islam, were implemented by two of religions most powerful leaders, Jesus and Muhammad. Without question, both Jesus and Muhammad have affected humanity powerfully. As religious leaders both men laid down the principles upon which Christianity and Islam are founded yet today. However, while Jesus performed miracles and arose from the dead, thus proving to his followers he was God, Muhammad performed no such feats, and made no such claims. In fact, Muhammad’s only claim was that he was the last prophet sent from God....   [tags: Religion Compare Christianity Islam]

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Indonesia and the Misconceptions of Muslim Women and how it Parallels to Muslim Women in America

- Muslim women have often been stereotyped in westernized civilizations as heavily veiled women who do no more than tend to their household and children. According to Camilla Fawzi El-Sohl’s book titled Muslim women’s choices: religious belief and social reality, this is simply not true anymore as it pertains to the contemporary Muslim women. This concept of the Muslim women may have been true in the past or even true of certain groups in certain Muslim societies but it has little relevance to understanding the everyday lives of these Muslim women....   [tags: Culture]

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Muslim Women´s Hijab

- Within the Middle East, the largest population of the men and women are Muslim. The Muslim religion suggests that women wear a veil or hijab, which is a head scarf that only exposes a woman’s eyes, accompanied by a burqa which is a full body cloak. The sole purpose of the clothing is to cover a woman’s feminine features from men’s eyes. The Qur’an, an Islamic scripture, supports and slightly obligates the uniform by saying that women are to be conservative, “let them wear their head covering over their bosoms, and not display their ornaments.” (Qur’an)....   [tags: veil, conservative, headscarf, culture]

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Vulnerable Muslim Employees

- Religion in the work place has always been a big issue for many employees and employers, but it has become a bigger issue since the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. An article written in the Society for Human Resource Management Magazine entitled Muslim Employees: Valuable but Vulnerable describes the challenges faced by Muslim Americans in the work place and in society in general and what both employees and employer is doing to lighten the negative effect as well as the generalization and stereotype that Muslims currently face....   [tags: Human Resource Management ]

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Islmaic Achievements and Muslim Contributions and Their Spread

- The Muslim Empire grew to encompass a wide range of territory. Their empire included India, Greece, and Rome in addition to many other places. The Muslims were much more advanced than other nations because of their tolerance of other cultures. This enabled them to adopt many of the developments and innovations of the people whose land they conquered. They were able to attain intelligence at the highest level of the time from a specific area they conquered whose main focus of study was that field....   [tags: Islam]

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Different Aspects of Caring for a Muslim Family

- Caring for cultures other than your own requires respect, sensitivity, understanding and creativity. This paper will explore the different aspects of caring for a Muslim family, how aspects of care may be altered and what approaches may be necessary in caring for them. It will also review interventions nurses may utilize when caring for a child from this culture. Culture and Caring Working with different cultures is inevitable in nursing. As nurses we must be open to the challenges of working with different cultures and finding creative solutions to the health care challenges we may experience when caring for patients that are of a different culture....   [tags: nurses in a cross cultural setting]

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Muslim Food Culture

- They say ‘you are what you eat’. The traditional thing is eat together with your family, however society has changed. I’m a Pakistani Muslim teenager who lives with a very colossal family. As we are a very colossal family, my dad has to go out to work to fulfil our needs. My dad works late and so he doesn’t always join us for dinner time. This tradition has been broken, and it is the case in many households. Nevertheless every week, on Sunday’s my family and I go out to eat pizza, this is a ritual we have been following, so we can spend quality time together....   [tags: religion, pork, healthy]

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France Bans the Muslim Burqa and Veil

- Within the Middle East, the largest population of the men and women are Muslim. The Muslim religion suggests that the women wear a veil or hijab, which is a headscarf that only exposes a woman’s eyes, accompanied by a burqa which is a full body cloak. The sole purpose of the clothing is to cover a woman’s feminine features from men’s eyes. The Qur’an, an Islamic scripture supports, and slightly obligates the uniform by saying that women are to be conservative, “Let them wear their head covering over their bosoms, and not display their ornaments.” (Qur’an)....   [tags: French Government ]

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France Bans the Muslim Burqa and Veil

- Within the Middle East, the largest population of the men and women are Muslim. The Muslim religion suggests that women wear a veil or hijab, which is a head scarf that only exposes a woman’s eyes, accompanied by a burqa which is a full body cloak. The sole purpose of the clothing is to cover a woman’s feminine features from men’s eyes. The Qur’an, an Islamic scripture, supports and slightly obligates the uniform by saying that women are to be conservative, “let them wear their head covering over their bosoms, and not display their ornaments.” (Qur’an)....   [tags: Religion]

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Muslim World Cosmopolitanism

- LA ILAHA ILLALLAH, no god but Allah, is the most fundamental and oft-chanted phrase of the Islamic belief. It simultaneously negates the existence of all other deities, and affirms the divinity of the only one true God, Allah---all in one breath. It is truly the most exclusive and iconoclastic claim that rejects the notion of anyone being divine except Allah. The American Heritage Dictionary defines ‘cosmopolitan’ as something that is “common to the whole world,” or a person who is “at home in all parts of the earth or in many spheres of interest” (1978, 301)....   [tags: religion, islam]

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Exposing Muslim Youth to American Culture

- Every second of every day, the Muslim American youth is exposed to fashion, music, and entertainment. The American culture glorifies Hollywood and all of this special kingdom’s “stars”; immersed in this environment, Muslim Americans intuitively start to follow these trends as they yearn for popularity and acceptance. When one walks toward Hollywood, Hollywood runs toward this individual, sucking him or her into the utopian paradise through magazines, reality shows, and celebrity news like a high-powered vacuum....   [tags: culture, entertainment, social networking]

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The Crusades and the European Nations in the Muslim World

- The Crusades took place the late 1000’s and went on until the early 1200’s. The Crusades was the calling of Christians to defend the Holy Land by Pope Urban II. The Byzantine emperor Alexius Comnenus needed help to stop the Muslim invasion. He asked the pope and western European rulers to stop the Muslim advancement. Pope Urban spurred on the Christians by composing a need to recover the Holy Land. These Crusades had profound effects on both the European nations who participated and little on the Islamic world....   [tags: Pope Urban II, Catholic Church invasions]

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The Four Main Schools of Muslim Law

- There are four main schools of law that we discussed over the course of the semester. The first one is called Hanafi. This school is the oldest one and most was most influenced by a man named Abu Hanifah, who believed in personal liberty and the right to equality. Unlike most other legal schools Hanafi’s believe in gender equality and support a woman’s right to make her own decisions. For instance, they believe a woman has a right to make her own financial decisions. As one of the most widely supported groups, Hanafi’s have greatly influenced the establishment of other legal schools....   [tags: Hanafi, Maliki, Hanbali, Zahiri]

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Tea Party vs. Muslim Brotherhood

- With the recent unrest, one reporter compared the Muslim Brotherhood to the new Tea Party movement. Being a member of the Tea Party movement I was initially offended by this comparison. As I did further research on the two groups and how they were started and why, I see that philosophically the start of each group is actually similar however, the way they go about presenting their views to the world is drastically different. How they recruit members and try to change policy is rooted in the same core values of culture, language and religion....   [tags: compare, contrast]

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Muhammad Ali : The Muslim God Allah

- ... Ali’s fight would end in his favor on June 28, 1971 in the Supreme Court case, Clay v. United States. While in the Supreme Court Ali’s conviction was turned over unanimously (8-0, Thurgood Marshall abstained). The decision would not be based on his religious standing, but would ultimately be based on the Appeal Board gave no reason for the denial of a conscientious objector exemption. In the end Muhammad Ali would not box for --- years till the state of ---- would give him a license, getting his career back on track....   [tags: United States, Police, Vietnam War]

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