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    Stereotypes in the Muslim World

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    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. In recent times Islam has fallen victim to stereotyping, non-Muslims particularly in the west have a misconception

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    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

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    YouTube highlighting trendy, fashionable, hijabi Muslim women. This video sparked controversy within the Muslim community for various reasons, ranging from the women’s clothing, actions, and the hip-hop music the video was set to. This is evidenced by the many articles written and posted online in response to it. Some of these articles include Sana Saaed’s “Somewhere in America, Muslim Women Are ‘Cool’”, Rabia Chaudry’s “Somewhere on the Internet, Muslim Women are being Shamed”, Aminah Sheikh’s “Why

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    In the past several years, the Muslim Brotherhood has gained international notoriety for its political activity in Egypt, the country where it was founded in the late 1920s and where it has since been classified as a terrorist organization. In The West, the dominant view of the Brotherhood in the wake of Egypt’s political upheaval is one of an extremist, fundamentalist group, more concerned with ideology than governance. While many scholars and pundits have raised legitimate concerns about the Brotherhood’s

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    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. Under the Pope's leadership, the identity of the Catholic was consolidated. The hope of mending the Schism

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    Muslim World Cosmopolitanism

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    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). Now, how, on Allah’s earth, can we talk about “Muslim” world cosmopolitanism? That is just how Allah or His prophet, Muhammad (570-632), from day one, viewed Islam, whether anyone liked it or not, as the religion for entire humanity

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    Islamic Reform Movements

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    political, military, and economic weaknesses of the world of Islam are due to having strayed from Islam and followed western, secular and materialistic ideologies and values. Both western liberal nationalism and Marxist socialism have failed, because they are antithetical to Islam. · Islam as found in the Qur'an and the Hadiths, and in the example of the early Islamic community/state provides the true alternative ideology for Muslims. · Muslims must re-establish God's rule, the sovereignty of God

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    Muslim Women

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    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. In

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    He points out that in the Middle East after World War II “the Soviets were held back. Thanks largely to American support.” Despite this the Arabs still favored the Russians over the Americans. When the Russians invaded the Muslim country of Afghanistan the Muslim world did little and left the United States to shoulder the burden of providing aid against the Russians. Far from seeing the United States as

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    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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    the world, the Maktoum family is very active in all sorts of charities around the world. The goal of the Sheikh is not only to expand Dubai into a prosperous emirate, but also to find peace outside of the UAE. As a businessman, he has helped Dubai evolve past being an unimportant state in the Middle East into a world hub. Born into a royal family, Sheikh Mohammed was trained for leadership at an early age. He was tutored in Arabic and Islamic Studies, to emphasize the importance of the Muslim state

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