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    Bonesho Comparative Cultures 12 December 2013 Islamic Terrorism: Motives and Rational Responses The Middle East is a location rooted in the traditions of many religions, including Islam. Not restricted to Jihadism, Muslims believe that there is one true God and their goal is the promotion of the religion and its ideals. Islamic terrorists seek to achieve this goal often using violence in the name of religion. While terrorism practiced among Islamic organizations such as Al Qaeda is conducted under

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    Since I have only a textbook knowledge of Islam, I have to rely on other scholars and researchers for any insight into whatever connection there may be between Islam and Islamic terrorism. While terrorism - even in the form of suicide attacks - is not an Islamic phenomenon by definition, it cannot be ignored that the lion’s share of terrorist acts and the most devastating of them in recent years have been perpetrated in the name of Islam. This fact has sparked a fundamental debate both in the West

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    “I am scared because I don't exactly know and understand the complex world problems that would cause people to direct their hatred toward America"  (Mary Coleman, New York Times News Service 9/14)       Even during the initial shock of September 11 that swelled my patriotism, even amidst the solemn mood of heroism that stirred my respect for the victims, their families, the New York City workers, and in spite of a sudden admiration for the media and for our leaders in government for their strength

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    now back to the drawing board for our friends of the regressive left. It’s been a magnificent year, already, for the rise of SJW lunacy, hysteria, and full-scale stupidity. But even in the face of inhumanity which was inspired irrefutably by an Islamic stigma of homosexuality, we see the left thrashing about with an agenda – an agenda so irrelevant, so trivial, so Utopian, that it’s not only laughable in itself, but hazardous to the survival of the most tolerant and free-thinking culture in the

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    Mark Humphrys’ article “The problem - What is wrong with the Islamic world?” goes all over the place, but it does its job in answering the question posed in the title. Humphrys starts off by providing a table that ranks the political freedom and civil liberties of the main Islamic countries in the world. The table, made by U.S. based non-governmental organization Freedom House, only lists one country as fully free (in terms of political freedom and civil liberties): Israel. Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco

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    Islamic terrorists are estimated to comprise approximately 10% of the Muslim population, which is equivalent to 160 million out of 1.6 billion people. A terrorist is defined as a person who engages in violence and the infliction of fear in order to gain something either for themselves or for their people. Most Muslims are not terrorists. It is stereotypical to deduce that all Islamic people are involved terrorist groups, however, there are many people who are involved in these groups. Islamic terrorist

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    The first lines of Thomas Paine’s “Of Myth and Miracle” state, “Every national church or religion has established itself by pretending some special mission from God, communicated to certain individuals” (Paine, “Of Myth” 352). Paine’s apparent goal is to prove that organized religion is a sham, and this theme is present throughout his entire work. Although “Of Myth and Miracle” emerged over 200 years ago, this work remains relevant because of the ever-present problem that is religion. In his work

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    Essay On Jihad

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    radical Islamic terrorist groups, the Western world has grappled with defining the Quranic term Jihad. The World Trade Center attacks on 9/11 have only exacerbated their confusion. It is important to understand what the word “Jihad” means before one can analyze how it being interpreted or misrepresented by the west. In Islam, Jihad refers to a duty that muslims must fulfill, or a religious duty. It could also mean the fight against someone’s negative emotions as referred to in the Oxford Islamic Studies

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    adolescence, Osama Bin Laden’s attachment to the Wahhabis sect of the Islamic religion exceeded expectations and ultimately led him to organize Al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda is a radical Islamic group held responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks, which established Osama bin Laden as one of the world’s most renowned Islamic terrorist. Osama Bin Laden’s first action began with recruiting Muslims to support his movement of creating a shift in Islamic society from pro Western to anti Western, which allowed him to

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    Misunderstood Stereotypes

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    Misunderstood Misjudged and Mistreated A war on terrorism should not mean a war on Islam. As a result of the attack on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, many Americans have come to the conclusion that all Muslims are violent and all want to kill Americans. Moderate Islamist should be allowed the same rights as any other American citizen while living in America. It is not right to specify an entire religion based on the actions of a small group of extremists. America cannot condemn an entire

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