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Prejudice against Muslims and Islamic Fundamentalism

- Ever since September 11, 2001 Americans along with the majority of the world’s population have been skeptical of Muslims. It’s a sad reality but it’s hard for people to think of a Muslim without linking them directly to terrorism. But these assumptions aren’t totally out of the blue—the Muslim’s religion, Islam, teaches a low tolerance for other religions and the Islamic government has no separation of church and state, so it’s only normal to assume that their government shall have a low tolerance as well—some however, immediately translate this into terrorism....   [tags: Prejudice, Muslims, Islamic Fundamentalism, terror]

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September 11th, 2001: Generalization and Stereotypes of Muslims

- On September 11th, 2001, 19 Iraqi hijackers forever altered the lives of millions of innocent muslims across the world. These hijackers compromised a total of four planes and guided each to hit a certain target. The world witnessed the World Trade Centers’ alarming collapse to the ground, and the side of the pentagon turn to dust. Estimated number of 3,000 Americans1 died on this day, resulting in the most wide-spread witch-hunt in history of mankind. Speaking on the night of the attack, President George W....   [tags: terrorism, terrorist attacks, muslims]

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Unveiling Islam: What Muslims Believe, by Zainab Ali

- In Zainab Ali's book, "Unveiling Islam: What Muslims Believe," she explains the basic beliefs of a Muslim. She also elaborates on the images of Muslims in the media created by important leaders such as Saddam Hussein and Louis Farrakhan and how they contradict the Islamic belief. The writer then gives her explaination of these contradictions with respect to Islamic rules. She focuses on the rules of the faith - the five pillars of Islam - by provinding explanations, definitions, and examples. After an elaboration of each pillar, the writer explains the relevance of the pillars in life and the affects that the pillars have on the character of a true Muslim....   [tags: Essays on Muslims]

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Muslims And Muslims : The Holy Bible

- Like the holy Quran, the holy bible encourages all Christians to love everyone including their enemies and to avoid criticizing other religions. However, the first sentence that William of Tyre wrote claimed that Muslims are descendants of the devil. William’s view of Muslims presented the Christians’ perspective of Muslims during the holy wars. The Christians claimed that prophet Mohamed spread Islam with the sword. They described prophet Mohamed as the one who destroyed the peace among the nations....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Qur'an, Jesus]

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The Clash Between Muslims And Muslims

- Religion is one of the many factors that define an individual. So, any threat to a person’s beliefs is a threat to his or hers’ very being. The clash between Muslims and Christians is just one of the many groups with distinct differences and beliefs. Therefore, these differences in religion often influence political rivalries as well. Throughout history, someone observing world affairs may note that religion is a contentious issue; however, political tension emerges from this very issue in recent times....   [tags: September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda, Islam]

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Relations Between Muslims And The West

- 'THE HISTORY OF RELATIONS BETWEEN 'THE WEST ' AND MUSLIMS IS ONE OF CONTINUED HOSTILITY '. DO YOU AGREE WITH THIS STATEMENT. WHY OR WHY NOT. The relationship between the West and Islam has always been one of mutual ignorance and conflict. This does not mean that cooperation and advancement did not occur, on the contrary, there have been phases of complete harmony and cooperation. A brief review of the history reveals that the relation between Muslims and the west is indeed one of continued hostility....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Muslim world, Sharia]

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The Rising Fear Of Muslims

- “Almost nine years after the horrific events of 9/11, Muslims are still being discriminated in America and in other Western countries because of their faith, traditions, and ethnicity” (Rahim 2010:1). Islamophobia is a term increasingly discussed as the fear of the Islamic faith still remains in many Western people. It can be defined as an attitude or behavior of hostility but also as having an irrational fear of Islam because of an incorrect violent stereotype to the entire religion. (Ciftci 2012, Choma 2015)....   [tags: Islam, Muslim, Western world, Muhammad]

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Stereotyping of Arab Muslims in the New York Times for the Past Forty Years

- Stereotyping of Arab Muslims in the New York Times for the Past Forty Years This study examines stereotyping of Arab Muslims in the New York Times for the past forty years. Theorists suggest that stereotyping of a minority group effects the public's opinion of that group. Other communication media theorists say that only under extreme conditions will the negative stereotypes reflect the publics' opinions of the portrayed minority group. The parallel theory between propaganda and stereotyping by the mass media is examined....   [tags: Stereotypes Arab Muslims Media Essays]

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Do Muslims Serve Others?

- Do Muslims serve others as an obligation to enter heaven. I chose this questions because one of their fourth pillars is to give charity. I have heard of many charities that are run by Muslims and many volunteers who would donate money or help in some way in less fortunate communities. Nonetheless, I always though they did it mostly out of selfishness so they could enter the gates of heaven. According to my understanding, they were counting the amount of good they do in order to stop the negative stereotype that most Americans stick to them....   [tags: Islam, Qur'an, Muslim, Muhammad]

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The, And, By Christians And Muslims

- God, being both omnipresent and omnipotent, is called upon by Christians and Muslims for protection in matters of war, and does not directly aid anyone. As an example, in the Chronicle of Alfonso when the Christians pray they state that “God listened to their petitions and pitied his people. He sent Michael the Archangel to guard the city of Toledo and to strengthen its walls,” which suggests that God simply gave someone the knowledge to strengthen Toledo’s walls, rather than defeating their enemies outright or using omnipotent abilities to protect “his people” (Attacks on Toledo by Ali and Texufin)....   [tags: Islam, God, El Cid, Kingdom of Castile]

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All Muslims Are Terrorist?

- All Muslims are terrorist For the last couple of years a rumor had been spread about all Muslims being terrorists. People started to believe that all the bombing and shootings that had been going on all over the world are caused by Muslims. This whole terrorism rumor started when a group of people named themselves as Isis, they started killing people in the middle east first and then spread all over the world under the logo we fight for Islam. All Muslims are now paying the consequences of Isis’s actions because it’s blamed on all of us not just them....   [tags: Islam, Muslim, John Updike, Short story]

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The Goal of Muslims

- Islam vehemently serves as both a culture and source of personal identity. Although Muslims are required to follow practices that guide every part of an individual’s life, Islam still promotes the community before the individual. Therefore, personal identity in Islam stems from one’s own achievements within the religious community, or umma. The manner in which a Muslim follows Islam is the means to personal autonomy within the community. The large importance Islam places on the umma is unparallel....   [tags: Islam]

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Muslims in USA

- Islam is one of the most widespread religions in the world. It is spread everywhere, even in USA. From 19s century several thousand Muslims immigrated to United States from the Ottoman Empire and from parts of South Asia. Since that time, very small Muslim population began to increase greatly in 20s century, with rising immigration and a comparatively high birth rate. American Muslims come from various backgrounds, and are one of the most racially diverse religious groups in the United States. Now about seven to eight million Muslims live in USA....   [tags: islam essay]

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Muslims in France

- Islam is the second most widely practiced religion in France, with the country being home to the largest Muslim population in Europe. Undoubtedly, France has faced various challenges in its attempt to achieve integration between its citizens and several issues have arisen during the last few decades. In order to comprehend the complexity of issues related to assimilation and integration, it is important to understand the different aspects of these issues and identify the reasons behind them to provide the fundamental basis needed to tackle them....   [tags: Islam]

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Arabs And Muslims

- According to Repko, integration literally means, “to make whole”. Repko further defines integration as the process by which ideas; information and theories from two or more disciplines are used to solve a complex issue. The demonization of Arabs and Muslims in the Western media is an ongoing issue that has created many racial and ethnic stereotypes over the years. Interdisciplinary brings together two important parts. Inter means two or more and disciplinary refers to a specialization in a particular field of study (Repko)....   [tags: Science, Epistemology, Sociology]

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Christians and Muslims

- Why Don’t Christians Accept the Quran as a Revelation of God. Everything in the Quran that agrees with the Bible is accepted by Christians. However, Christians will not accept the Quran as a divine revelation if any part of the Quran contradicts either the Bible or the Quran itself. The Creation Story Christians believe that Heaven and Earth were created in six days. This is stated in the Bible and some verses of the Quran. But, the Quran in Sura 41:9-12 tells us that the earth was finished in six days, and the heavens took an additional two days to create....   [tags: Religion, The Quran, The Bible]

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The Influence of Muslims in the Modern World

- Today, the modern world has been greatly influenced by Muslims. Muslims are very intelligent people and created and invented many achievements. In ninth century Arabia, Muslims contributed: Intellectual, Cultural, and Economic advancements that have impacted the world long term. One of the reasons why Muslims were able to achieve so much is because they are strict religious people. Most everything they do is in the name of their God, Allah. Documents two, six, seven, and eight give examples of their cultural activities....   [tags: god, allah, arabia]

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The Benefit of Prayer Towards the Muslims

- The Benefit of Prayer Towards The Muslims Prayer (Salat) is one of the main obligations with Allah has ordained on His servants. Prayer in the Arabic language it means du’aa. In Islamically, it means to worship Allah through certain known and prescribed sayings and actions starting with Takbeer, and ending with Tasleem. Yet, Takbeer is the Arabic terms for the pharase Allahu Akbar and Tasleem means the concluding portion of the Muslims prayer, where one recites “Assalaaamu’alaykum wa rahmatu-Allah” once while facing the right, and once while facing the left....   [tags: the Holy Quran, religious beliefs and practices]

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The Persecution of Modern Day Muslims

- Religious persecution has been around since the beginning of recorded history. Within the past decade, Muslims have been the target of religious persecution because of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. Most people today will not go out of their way to learn about another culture’s religion and would rather believe that all Muslims in America have the same bad intentions in their mind. Because of these actions Muslims in America are treated unfairly. Muslims have also taken a lot of harassment from those of the Christian faith as well because of their religious faith....   [tags: religious persecution, terrorism]

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The Medieval Migrations of the Muslims and Vikings

- The movement and migrations of people groups had a major impact on medieval history. Two major medieval migrations that altered the history of the medieval world were the Muslim migration into the Iberian Peninsula in the early 8th century and the Mongol migration into Eurasia the 12th century. Arthur Keith, a Scottish anthropologist, once wrote, “Tolerance is held to be a condition of mind which is encouraged by, and is necessary for, civilization. ” In other words, creating a tolerant culture is vital for the survival of society....   [tags: middle east, north africa, history]

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Muhammad Feared For The Safety Of The Muslims

- Muhammad feared for the safety of the Muslims and knew the time had come for them to leave Mecca. Muhammad encouraged “83 men and their families” to migrate “to Axum in Abyssinia, four hundred miles away across the Red Sea” (Stewart, 55). Around half of the Muslims permanently stayed in Axum while about half eventually returned to Mecca (Stewart, 55). Records indicate that the religion of Islam spread with help of the 83 converts from Mecca to “another continent” (Stewart, 55). Muhammad did not embark on the pilgrimage with the Muslims and remained in Mecca....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Prophets of Islam, Qur'an]

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Accommodating Muslims in the Healthcare Setting

- Introduction In today’s society, it is very important for the healthcare professional to be educated about the culture of their patients. It can be seen that the number of patients who are Muslim are increasing throughout the healthcare system. It is challenging for healthcare workers to care for the needs of Muslim patients when they don’t understand their cultural beliefs. Muslims don’t necessarily have the same health beliefs, outcomes, or priorities that their providers have, therefore making it more difficult to come to a final healthcare decision (Al-Oraibi, 2009.) “This intercultural gap in understanding between clients and providers may result in poor care services and low levels of...   [tags: Healthcare]

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Stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims in the US

- • From the Western perspective:  Stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims in the US: They are mostly presented in many forms by the mass media in the US. Stereotyping Arabs are usually presented in the form of literature, theatre, media and other expressions. These representations had always been negative. In American text books, there are also negative stereotypes for Arabs and Muslims. Rudolph Valentino’s roles in The Sheik (1921) and The Son of the Sheik (1926) set the stage for the negative representation of Arabs in the Hollywood films....   [tags: thieves, charlatans, murderers]

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Shia and Sunni Muslims in Iraq

- Shia vs. Sunni Muslims in Iraq Religious conflict is a terrible but unavoidable part of many religions. It is made even more unavoidable when the religion itself calls for the extermination of disbelievers. Originally the intrafaith religious conflict between the Shia and Sunni Muslims of Iraq started as a result of a small differing in political beliefs. The small misunderstandings soon turned into terrible problems because of discrimination in the form of unequal opportunities for Shia and Sunni Muslims and violence, such as suicide bombings, attributed to the fact that Islam itself dictates the killing of non-believers....   [tags: religion, conflict, beliefs, violence]

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The Challenges Faced by Muslims in Sweden

- The challenges Political Muslim as individual and community also faced challenges in terms of political matter. It can be proved when there are no official figures to indicate how many Muslims live in Sweden. This is because the authorities refuse to publish the statistics on religion and culture. Due to that, there is a difficulty for researchers and analysts to know about the number of Muslim born, population’s composition, living condition and many more. Up to the year 2013, the country is welcoming the immigrant to move into Sweden and the immigrant policies more open than other countries like Denmark, Canada and other countries....   [tags: Islam around the world]

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Muslims in America: The Fight For Freedom

- The United States of America: once a small colony, now one of the world’s most powerful nations; a nation that has been fraught with wars, protests and continuous conflicts between religion and state. This essay will investigate the relationship between the religion and state, discuss the states declaration’s about this relationship and the practice of these declarations. Americans, after the September 11 attacks, have marginalised the Muslim community, which is largely due to their Christian origins and misinterpretations of Islam....   [tags: Religion]

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Muslims and the Religion of Islam

- For my paper I decided to choose the religion of Islam. I decided to pick this religion because of its fast growing rate. It is also different from what I am used to growing up with, so I was interested in learning more. I had learned some basic facts after the 9/11 event, but the Muslim religion and culture was still a mystery to me. Picking this topic has helped me learn more about Muslims and will help me better relate to them in my future work. Background and History Islam is the religion for about a fifth of the world’s population and is continually growing in numbers....   [tags: Islam Essays]

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The Fear of Islam and Muslims

- A pregnant Muslim Egyptian woman was stabbed to death in a German courtroom in 2009. The twenty-eight year old German man repeatedly stabbed her sixteen times. She bled to death in front of her child and husband (“Islamophobia” Global n.p.). Islamophobia is a relatively new term that refers to the fear of Islam and Muslims Some sources also include discrimination and hostility towards Muslims in their definition. Therefore, Islamophobia can be defined as the irrational fear of and hostility towards Islam and Muslims (“Islamaphobia” Opposing n.p)....   [tags: Islamaphobia]

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Ban Muslims On The United State

- Donald Trump is a republican candidate running for the united state next president. Trump had proposal to call out a ban on all Muslim coming in to the United states, in one of his original statement he stated that “until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life”(New #1, p1) which he think the people that are believing in jihad had no sense of respect of human life and because they believe in jihad it will cause dangerous to our country-united state, then it should proposal to ban Muslims coming in...   [tags: United States, President of the United States]

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Christians and Muslims In the Middle Ages

- Part A 1) In several ways, Christians and Muslims in the Middle Ages shared in their approach to dealing with the infidels living in their lands, particularly in their proclamation of legal edicts defining the level of toleration and the protection offered those nonbelievers. Yet, however similar the two society's legislative relations were in managing minority faiths, there still existed minor fundamental differences stemming from disparities in their societal structure. A study of the legal decrees of either society reveals they both desired to maintain hegemony and obtain respect (manifestly and psychologically) for their faith....   [tags: Ottoman Empire, Papal Bull]

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How Muslims Worship in a Mosque

- A mosque (Masjid in Arabic) is a place for Muslims to worship God. The sacred space that I visited is “Dar AlHjrah” mosque in Falls church, VA. In my country every neighborhood has a mosque and each mosque has different shape and Design. Dar AlHjrah mosque had everything a mosque has. There’s “minaret” which is a slim tower attached to the mosque. The “minaret” shape was octagonal with pointed roof. The reason for the “minaret” tower is to make the call for prayer (Adhan). The color of the whole mosque from outside is white and beige....   [tags: prayer, sacred, quran]

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The Sunni And Shiite Muslims

- The Sunni and Shiite Muslims Who should Muhammad’s successor be. Different opinions on this answer have caused an enormous dilemma between Muslims. The Prophet Muhammad created the religion of Islam about fourteen hundred years ago, but it eventually divided into two groups that still share common qualities and disputes on beliefs. This struggle is still occurring in the world today. Both groups of Muslims are unified by their similar beliefs, yet they are separated by their disagreements. To begin, “followers of the Sunna,” called Sunnis, are the first group of Muslims....   [tags: Islam, Caliph, Muhammad, Abu Bakr]

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Influence of the Muslims in the Abbasid Caliphate

- ... One of the amazing things about these hospitals was that “the hospitals were largely secular institutions, many of them open to all, male and female, civilian and military, adult and child, rich and poor, Muslims and non-Muslims.” [NIH, 2011] These hospitals also served as asylums, areas for medical treatment, a convalescent home for those recovering from illness and injury, and a nursing home for the elderly that had no family to care for them. Every major city in the Islamic world had hospitals, some of them for teaching, and many of them specialized for particular diseases, including mental and emotional....   [tags: contributions to the sciences]

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Was Modern Accounting Developed by The Muslims

- I am going to demonstrate that there are at least three major flaws in Omar Abdullah Zaid’s article. First, the financial records that he claims were developed around 622 AD by the Muslims were in fact in existence thousands of years prior to that date. Secondly, much of his article is based on his and others opinions of what accounting records were developed, but he proves no evidence that these originated from the Muslim culture. Thirdly, the journals or lists that he discusses as the basis for accounting records are not the same as the double entry accounting system that Luca Pacioli became famous for in the 15th century....   [tags: history, ancient civilization, patioli]

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Law And Practices Of Jews And Muslims

- When reading the Siete partidas, the main differences between laws and practices in the treatment of Jews and Muslims that Nirenberg and Barton failed to explain were the conversion laws for these non-Christians. These laws carefully explain the way in which to persuade a non-Christian to convert; “by means of the texts of the Holy Scriptures, and by kind words, for no one can love or appreciate a service which is done him by compulsion” (49). In regards to Jews, if a Jew or Jewess wishes to convert to Christianity, “all persons in our dominions shall honor them”, no one was allowed to insult or harm any convert for formerly being a Jew....   [tags: Judaism, Religion, Persian Jews, Jews]

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Commentary on Video "Innocence of Muslims"

- “Innocence of Muslims” Through analyzing the work “innocents of Muslims” by film producer nakoula I intend to find out how a text can be read and interpreted differently by two different readers. I also intend to explore to what extent people have freedom of speech when it gets in the way of others and their beliefs, how the text brought upon outrage in the Muslim community, and why internet censorship is necessary or not if a reader is offended by their interpretation of the text. We may think that we are entitled to freedom of speech through our first amendment rights, but are we truly....   [tags: Offensive, Discrimination, America]

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The Freedom Of Freedom For Muslims

- For many years people have fought to obtain freedom, wether it be freedom of speech, to vote, not to be a slave or the freedom of religion. This fight for freedom is something people experience on a daily bases. One would think that America would be the one place in the world where there wasn’t a fight for freedom, since this country was founded on the principle of freedom. There hasn’t been a real religious freedom for muslims since September 11, 2001. They have the freedom to practice their religion of course, but they have to make daily adjustments to their everyday life because they are muslim....   [tags: Islam, Religion, Human rights, Driver's license]

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Christians And Muslims : Religion

- Christians and Muslims Religion is one of the oldest and most sacred things in history. It was passed down for generations both orally and in writing. Religion started off as a very simple belief in an afterlife. Over time it became more complex and began to include deities and rituals. Each area of the world developed its own beliefs and practices, but two religions that are very similar and yet vastly different are Islam and Christianity. These two religions are the biggest religions in the world with a combined total of approximately 3.4 billion followers....   [tags: Islam, Jesus, Muhammad, Qur'an]

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Differences Between Muslims And Christians

- 1. There are many differences and similarities between Muslim, Jews and Christians. One similarity that all three religions share is the belief in one god, although, Muslims refer to God as Allah. (242). All three religions have places where they go to pray and worship their god along with gathering with others of their faith for various other reasons (247). A Mosque is what the Muslims call their house of worship, a church is where Christians worship and a synagogue is where members of the Jewish community worship (247)....   [tags: Islam, Judaism, Allah, Muhammad]

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Civilization on Muslims: Stereotypically Wrong

- Stereotypes consistently find their place in society. Every single facet of humanity has faced scrutiny for beliefs, practices and ideals. Henrik Ibsen addresses such issues in his play, A Doll’s House, as he discusses the role of women during a villainous time in history. The story’s protagonist, Nora, seeks to break stereotypes about her gender. She defies the majority, stating, “Before all else, I’m a human being, no less that [anyone else].” Over the course of humankind, all groups of people have faced labeling and branding for various reasons....   [tags: stereotypes, religion, Christianity]

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Why Are Sunni And Shia Muslims?

- In a Huffington Post article dated January 10, 2015, Jack Miles, General Editor of The Norton Anthology of World Religions asks the question, why are Sunni and Shia Muslims, with only minor deviations in how they interpret Islam slaughtering one another, while Americans, the most diversified religious and gun toting culture in the world, choosing not to follow in the same path and gun each other down. Muslim extremists are rapidly expanding their base through occupation and the projection of power....   [tags: Islam, Christianity, Religion, Middle East]

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- Muslims I first became interested in learning about Muslims when I met a young man in a Speech class of mine. He was dark skinned, dark haired, and extremely handsome, so I decided to get acquainted with him. I asked him his name and he asked me if I wanted his real name or his made up name. I was a little confused and I asked him what he meant by that. He told me he was a Muslim and his "real" Muslim name is Sadat and his made up name is Danny. I was quite intrigued by, but a little confused by all of this, so I thought I would look further into the subject....   [tags: Muslim Islam Religion Essays]

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Differences Between Christians And Muslims

- All cultures have developed ways to deal with death in a respectful manner. The mix of cultural/religious attitudes and behaviors surrounding death and dying can become very complex (Carteret). When a death actually occurs, some individuals suddenly choose to break with tradition entirely, which often creates chaos within families. Religion can be thought of as a cultural system of meaning that helps to solve problems of uncertainty, powerlessness, and scarcity that death creates (Carteret). When looking at monotheistic religions, Christianity and Islam are two examples....   [tags: Death, Life, Afterlife, Ritual]

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Stereotyping Muslims is Terrorism

- This all started on September 11, 2001 when 4 airplanes were hijacked. Two crashing into the twin towers, one into the Pentagon, and one into a field that was either heading towards the White House or the Capitol. A total of nineteen terrorists from Middle East, who were a part of a terrorist group known as al-Qaeda led by Osama Bin Laden, were involved in this attack. Killing almost 3,000 people and destroying some of America’s most known buildings left Americans hurt, scarred, and afraid. Since September 11, 2001, Muslims have been stereotyped as terrorists on daily basis and especially on every September 11th after the attack and while Americans fear Muslims, Muslims fear Americans....   [tags: Racial Profiling Essays]

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Islamophobia: Muslims and Terrorism

- After 9/11 has induced negative attitudes towards Muslim peoples who tend to be strongly associated with any act of terrorism. The media has played a colossal role in developing such negative association wherein it constantly portrays Muslim people in combination with violent terrorist acts. It does so in a way that they both go hand-and-hand. In other words, it has made it as though the Islamic religion is synonymous with terrorism. The media has perpetuated Muslim stereotypes over the years that followed the 9/11 incident....   [tags: media, oppression, violence]

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The Christian Vs. Muslims

- Titus J. Lamb Christian vs. Muslims Heaven is said to be place of paradise. In this place there will be no more tears, no more pain and no more sorrow. Some describe heaven as vast space, and it has a brilliant light which does not leave it. In many religions Heaven is a most important belief. But in all of these religions there are some major differences in the perceptions of heaven. Muslims and Christian share some similar views one heaven but they have a conflicting difference on how to get into heaven....   [tags: Christianity, Islam, God, Judaism]

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Understanding Islam and Muslims

- Most people know little or nothing about Islam, they have many misconceptions about Muslim beliefs and rituals. Regardless, Islam has gained a large following and is the second largest religion in the world. Hopefully some of the questions about Islam, Sunni Islam in particular, will be answered through research and a visit to the Islamic Center of the Inland Empire. This paper will cover the history of the religion, the history of Al-Masjid al-Ha ram or “The Holy Mosque", the art, the religious meeting, and personal views of a religious leader....   [tags: Al-Masjid al-Ha ram, The Holy Mosque]

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Jews, Christians, And Muslims

- In this week 's reading, we read about how Jews, Christians, and Muslims interacted with one another in Barcelona, Toledo, and Granada. Elka Klein 's book on Jews, Christian Society, and Royal Power in Medieval Barcelona gives context to Jewish/Christian relations in Barcelona, while also defining the Jewish "community" in terms of acculturation. Barcelona was still a frontier society ruled by the Counts of Barcelona after Louis the Pious captured the city from the Moors in the ninth century, and it became a vital commercial center in the 12-13th centuries under Ramon Berenguer VI....   [tags: Judaism, Jews, Israel, Persian Jews]

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Anti Muslims And Anti Muslim Images

- As well as being a small masterpiece of inarticulacy and self-abnegation, the statement from the State Department about this week 's international Muslim pogrom against the free press was also accidentally accurate. "Anti-Muslim images are as unacceptable as anti-Semitic images, as anti-Christian images, or any other religious belief." Thus the hapless Sean McCormack, reading painfully slowly from what was reported as a prepared government statement. How appalling for the country of the First Amendment to be represented by such an administration....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Sharia, Religion]

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Terrorists versus Muslims

- Terrorist events such as 9/11 are widely known as an attack by the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda. This event, one of the most remembered moments in the U.S., may have been the start of the pressure towards defining Islam as a violent religion. Islam was developed in the Middle East and spread around the world to form a following of over 1.5 billion people, which is over 1/7th of the total population of the world. Islam is the 2nd largest religion in the world, to say that the majority of Muslims are terrorists or criminals because of their religion would mean that a large fraction of the world are criminals....   [tags: preconceptions due to islamic extremists]

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The Marginalization Of Muslims Throughout The United States

- The Marginalization of Muslims in the United States: An Overview An Annotated Bibliography Over the past few years a great deal of controversy has emerged in relation to the question about the legacy of American diversity. Historically, America has stood out as one of the most culturally diverse places in the world. Today, mistreating and giving less favorable opportunities to an individual who is powerless as a minority in society and belonging to a specific ethnic group has become the order of the day....   [tags: United States, Islam, Ramadan, Muhammad]

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The Prayer Of Muslims Perform Rak ' Ah

- When praying, Muslims perform rak’ah, which are the prescribed movements for proper worship. The steps of rak’ah, in order, are as follows: perform the ablution (wudu), which is the Islamic procedure for washing parts of the body using water, typically in preparation for formal prayers (salat), but also before handling and reading the Qur 'an; next, they must evoke the intention (niyyah) of prayer, because, according to the Quran, one 's niyyah or intention is of the utmost importance among the requirements of an act of ritual prayer; next the worshipper will stand quietly while reciting verses of the Quran; the second part of the rakat involves bowing low with hands on knees, as if waiting...   [tags: Muhammad, Islam, Qur'an, Prophets of Islam]

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The United States Holds Against Muslims

- In September 2015 we saw a relevant and recent example of the prejudice the United States holds against Muslims. Adhem, a young Muslim boy was arrested for bringing a clock to his public school in Texas. Adhem has an interest in engineering and science. So much so, that he even created a homemade digital clock to show his teacher. Instead of being proud, however, his teacher mistook the homemade clock to be a bomb. The teacher went to the authorities and Adhem was then arrested. The police determined later that the homemade clock was not a bomb, but a harmless way to tell time (Almasay 2015)....   [tags: United States, Islam]

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Analysis of Intergroup Relationship; Muslims in America

- Before the September 11, 2001 bombings, not much social psychological research had focused on Muslim-Americans. As a result of the attack, Muslims quickly became a salient group in American society. At the unfortunate expense of prejudice towards Muslims, 9/11 also led to an increase in research regarding Muslim-Americans (Amer and Bagasra, 2013). Therefore, in analyzing the intergroup relationship between Muslim-Americans and White-Americans we will use 9/11 as the origin of group conflict. Before discussing the driving theories behind the intergroup relationship, it is important to note a certain level of ambiguity in the definition of these groups....   [tags: September 11, Discrimination]

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The Relationship between Byzantines and Muslims in History

- Recent literature has established an inseparable relationship between the Islamic Empire of the 15th century and the Eastern Roman Empire. The emphasis is less on Islamic forces acting as a separate and direct antagonist against Byzantines to their fall, but rather a series of circumstances that gradually weakened the empire until it fell in 1453. Within the most recent decades scholars have begun to examine at the international negotiations and cultural exchanges between Byzantines and Muslims to establish both empires were much closer than early historians believed....   [tags: Interactions, Roman Empire Fall]

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The Tensions Between Copts and Muslims in Egypt

- Islamist extremist groups. Egyptian authorities ended up charging seven Coptic Christians living in the United States for insulting Islam and harming national unity, which is more symbolic than literal, for the fact that all seven live outside Egypt. The tensions between Copts and Muslims in Egypt have risen recently due to the release of the low-budget film. As protests continued to erupt across the Muslim world, many Libyans condemned the attacks that happened on their soil and came together in a demonstration to show the United States that the attack did not represent Libya or Libyans, with signs reading phrases such as, “Chris Stevens was a friend to all Libyans,” “Sorry people of Americ...   [tags: behavior, extremist groups]

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Religious Intolerance: Christians, Muslims, and Hindus

- As we approach a new era; religious intolerance has grown to be a wide spread epidemic throughout religions such as Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam. Christians have been persecuted by the Roman Empire and Gaul in earlier centuries and still to present day being tortured by members in the Far East, Islamic world, and Asia. Historically, Hindus have been oppressed by Christians and Muslims since the 1300s and still struggle with their freedom in countries such as Pakistan and Russia. Other members of the Islamic faith have been tyrannized by Arabians since the time of Muhammad and still to this day being discriminated in Europe....   [tags: Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam]

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Why Europeans and Muslims Cannot Coexist

- Clashes between Christianity and Islam have taken place since Islam’s inception. The most recent clash is the one happening now between Western Europeans and the Muslim immigrants who began arriving in the 1960s and now make up 4 to 5% of the total population. Islam is regarded as the fastest growing religion in Europe, through the immigrations and high birth rates causing to a rapid increase in Muslim population in Europe, which will make Islam be the domineering power in the future. The recent research indicates that there are more than 53 million Muslim in Europe, 14 million of them in the European union....   [tags: Islam, Christianity, Religion, Culture]

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Muslim Muslims And Muslim People With Kindness And Love

- “None of you has faith until he loves for his brother or his neighbor what he loves for himself.” (Sahih Bukhari)This is what Prophet Mohammed said, peace be upon him, so all Muslims should treat other people with kindness and love. In fact, they are a numerous of Muslims students in the USA some of them have a scholarship to study aboard and some of them immigrated also; there are American Muslim in the USA. However, some people do not have knowledge and they think all Muslims are terrorists after what happened in New York City on the September 11th....   [tags: Islam, Education, Respect, Muhammad]

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Hajj and Its Importance to Muslims

- Hajj and Its Importance to Muslims Hajj is a once in a lifetime pilgrimage of Muslims to Mecca. It is in Saudi Arabia, in the Middle East in Asia. Hajj should be performed at least once in a Muslims lifetime. For Muslims, the Hajj is the fifth and final pillar of Islam. It occurs in the month of Dhul Hijjah, which is the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar. The hajj makes Muslims feel the real importance of life here on earth, and the after-life and shows the real meaning of life....   [tags: Papers]

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Discrimination Against Muslims in Australia

- Discrimination Against Muslims in Australia Muslims, who follow the religion of Islam, are widely discriminated against both here in Australia and through out the world largely as a result of various historical, political and legal occurrences that have given way to accusations and misinformed assumptions that the Islamic religion is largely based on violence, fanaticism, extremism and terrorism. In Australia, Muslims make up one of the countries most culturally diverse groups and includes over 300 000 followers countrywide....   [tags: Papers]

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The crusaders and muslims in palestine

- Crusaders and Muslims in Palestine Throughout time, history has had a tendency to repeat itself. It has done so in good means as well as bad. People learn from the past and apply it to their every day lives. Although people try to do the right thing and not follow mistakes that have been already made, they just seem to come about. Today, our country is experiencing a situation that is extremely similar to the situation occurred in 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries. Crusades now can be defined as well all wars undertaken in pursuance of a vow and directed against infidels....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Stereotyping of Muslims due to Terrorist Attacks Worldwide

- Muslims are one of many that are discriminated based upon their religion because of events that have happened in the past that still take effect in society today. Such events like 9-11 and the attack on the pentagon, which were caused by Al Qaeda. After this event, Americans began to targetmore Muslim people based on their religion, which is a form of generalization. With discriminating these people’s religion, American began to stereotype Muslims because American’s are intimidated by Muslims based on the event on September 11, 2001....   [tags: discrimination because of religion]

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What Do Muslims Today Think About Healthcare?

- What do Muslims today think about healthcare. Medicine is a constantly evolving field that has the ability to affect and aid people of all regions, races, and religions. This field is nondiscriminatory, however people’s personal beliefs can certainly change the way they are medically treated. Due to specific Islamic beliefs, Muslims’ experiences within the health field often differ from the experiences of patients of other religious beliefs. To understand why exactly Muslims’ experiences are the way they are one must ask, what do Muslims today think about healthcare....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Qur'an, Sharia]

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Conflict between Hindus and Muslims

-      India is the center of a very serious problem in the world today. It’s a very diverse place with people from many different religious backgrounds, who speak many different languages and come from many different regions. They are also separated economically. Two of the country’s religious sects, Muslims and Hindus, have been in conflict for hundreds of years. Their feelings of mistrust and hatred for each other are embedded in all those years and will not leave easily. What’s most disturbing is that there seems to be no plan for reconciliation available....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Arabs, Muslims and September 11

- The unconscionable tragedy that besieged our nation September 11 has shocked Americans. Indeed, images of the carnage that traveled around the world proved how vulnerable the world is to barbaric terrorism. But as that shock turned into anger, a dangerous mix of emotions began to settle across America. Talk-Radio callers queued on the phone to vent their anger after the attacks. "We need to nuke them all!" said one caller. "Throw all foreigners out of the country," declared another. Television news broadcasts brought in so-called experts to discuss the identity of the perpetrators....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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Muslims Should Be Banned From Entering The United States

- Muslims should be banned from entering the United States and we should have a database to track every American Muslim” (Healy). This recent statement by the Presidential candidate, Donald Trump asserts that Islamophobia in the United States is not a myth. Islamophobia is a serious issue which distresses many Muslims in the United States today. Thus, creating tension between Muslims and many fellow Americans leading to hate crimes, stereotypes, and inhumanity. This phenomenon is one which was created by Radical Islam and given life by the media....   [tags: Islam, United States, Qur'an, Terrorism]

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Videos Sending the Wrong Message About Muslims of the World

- ... She believes that the video is actually objectifying these Muslim women by only showing images of the physical female form. She supplies evidence for this by revealing that each of these women contributes to her respective community, yet they are labeled as just “models” in the video credits. Since Muslims are supposed to focus on the person behind the clothes, and avoid objectification, it seems inconsistent with that tenant to show hijabis drawing attention to their bodies and essentially being labeled as “professional hot women who skate in heels…”....   [tags: woman, fashion, islam]

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Muslims Women’s Rights to Practice Their Religion

- There is a huge controversy about the hijab in some countries; France, Turkey and Tunisia are the most recognized countries in banning the hijab. France is not like other countries that allow the hijab; it rejects the whole idea of wearing headscarves. France bans Muslim women who wear the hijab from going to schools or even having jobs. In the Islamic countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran, women are forced to wear head scarves. Other countries like Turkey and Tunisia ban whoever female works in the education field from covering her head....   [tags: Women's Rights ]

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Why Do Sunni and Shiite Muslims Fight?

- The fights among Sunni and Shia or Shiite Muslims has been a historical mastery that covered by political authorities. These authorities want to keep up the huge split among Muslims for politician reasons and minor disagreements of Islamic understanding. Therefore, the whole world notes the conflict between Sunni and Shia Muslim which have caused the death of millions sine the begging of the conflict. The first article discussed the begging of Islamic religion that was founded by Prophet Mohammed who left a huge struggle among his people for whom should succeed the highest position of Islam....   [tags: Islam branches, religious beliefs]

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How the Outlook of Christians and Muslims Transformed Over Time

- From the first to the sixteenth centuries, merchants and trade played a prominent and influential role in society. Christianity and Islam in their origins had divergent attitudes toward increasingly important trade, but their viewpoints developed over time until 1500. Christianity first had a negative opinion of merchants, while Muslims saw them in a more positive light. Although they were different in this way, they shared some resemblance in that they both agreed that merchants should be virtuous and equitable in their transactions....   [tags: christianity, islam, bibles, religion]

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The Relationship Between The Jews And Muslims During The Time Of Muhammad

- A major point of debate between historians is over the relationship between the Jews and Muslims during the time of Muhammad in Medina. Some historians such as Fred Donner argues that Jews as well as other Monotheists were part of Muhammad’s early community of faith. Other historians such as Johnathan Berkley disagree with this argument and argues that Muhammad’s early followers and the Jews was two separate entities constantly in confrontation, and questions if one could practice Judaism while being a part of Muhammad’s believers....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Judaism, Qur'an]

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Issues in Distribtuiton Estate of Muslims in the Context Law of Malaysia

- ... The High Court cases on appeal under section 29, the Small Estates (Distribution) Act 1955. Legislation worn is of the Probate and Administration Act 1959 (Akta97). 4) Syari’ah Court: Handle cases of determination of heirs and the heirs of each person issued the "Certificate Faraid". This is based on Islamic Religious Administration Enactment State or of the Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) Act 1993 (Akta505). Besides the Syariah Court has jurisdiction in matters related to wills, grants, endowment, illegitimate children, marriage, matrimonial property and lineage, that are closely related to the Syariah Court decision even things up influencing the distribution of the...   [tags: law faraid, islamic family law act]

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Muslims Believe The Qur’an Is God's Exact Words

- The Qur’an is the sacred text of Islam. Those who identify themselves as Muslims believe that the Qur’an is God’s exact words. Muslims believe that the Qur’an was revealed verbally by the Angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad. Men and women are seen as equals in the eyes of Allah but injustice and inequality always happens to take place. In the Muslim family the man is the leader of his household and whomever lives with him in the home. The big decisions are always made by the man of the house, the women may be able to put in her opinion but the man ultimately will always have the last word on the matter....   [tags: islam, religion, obedient]

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The Is An Islamic Ruling Which Most Muslims Follow?

- A Fatwa. A fatwa is an Islamic ruling which most muslims follow. In February 1993 Obama bin Laden had issued a fatwa which entreated, he was declaring war to the Americans, published by an Arabic newspaper at London. He declared war against Americans because he believed that Americans were against God and his followers were ready to kill and let blood flow. On the second fatwa Osama claimed, “We believe that the worst thieves in the world today and the worst terrorists are the Americans. Nothing could stop you except perhaps retaliation in kind....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, September 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden]

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A Brief Note On Muslims : The Last Prophet, Told By God

- Muhammed Thesis Essay Best Effort Muslims believe Muhammed to be the last prophet, told by God in the early 600s to spread Islam. Starting from his small hometown in Mecca, Muhammed eventually succeeded in popularizing Islam throughout the whole Arabian Peninsula. Muslims believe that he was chosen by God because he represented the simple traditional values of life that all humans should follow. Muhammed was a persuasive religious leader because of his family, his beliefs of equality with women, and his relationship with God....   [tags: Muhammad, Islam, God, Religion]

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God of Jews, Christians, and Muslims Vs Epictetus’ God

- God of Jews, Christians, and Muslims Vs Epictetus’ God: One or Two Different Deities. When looking at Epictetus’ work through the Handbook (The Encheiridon) and The Discourses of Epictetus, we find that there can be many interpretations that can be made on Epictetus’ god. One can interpret through these text above that Epictetus’ god is all-powerful, all-good being, answer the prayers of the pious, and watches over people therefore showing his god as a personal god—God is actively involved among the world and people....   [tags: Religion, Monotheism]

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Christian Mission to Muslims

- Since September 11, the Muslim communities have been under siege by the media and the entire world. We have seen how the miss conceptions of Muslims have spread all over the media. As a Christian I begin to think that they should be treated as normal people. “When a radical fundamentalist, start a sect with ideas that differ from what the Muslim religion stands for, we begin to stereotype all the Muslims as the same. But when a Christian begins a killing spree a cross the nation, know one stereotypes all the Christians as one.” As a Seventh Day Adventists Christian, I believe that we as a church body, we have to reach this people with compassion and understanding, because not all...   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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Puritans and Muslims: What They Have in Common

- “Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar.” “God is Great. God is Great”. These are the words which every Muslim is required to chant several times a day. The same notion of God’s greatness is also portrayed in Puritan life. The Puritans are a people of religious fervor and strict adherence to the Bible who, without doubt, looked to God in every facet of their life. It is human nature to relate to things we know in order to make sense of the topic at hand. After recently studying Puritan texts, I feel that they express some of the same ideas as the Muslims....   [tags: Religion Islam Puritan Compare Contrast]

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