After reading the article about the origins of a Radical Islam, I don’t necessary think my perspective on the War on Terror concerning the Middle East has changed any. The article has provided me with a brief history and understanding of the Muslim beliefs. It also has definitely given me a better insight on the possible reasons why and where the Muslims Extremists get their beliefs from that leads them to commit these random acts of violence. I think the main reason it doesn’t necessary change my perspective is because of my personal upbringing and my own beliefs. Just because someone does not have the same beliefs as you or your religion doesn’t mean violence should occur. I think this article does have to the potential to shed some light of those who have been searching for the reason for the war. You hear different people all the time making comments that this war is about oil, or this war is about revenge for attacks of 9/11 or they find other reason to blame the war on. When reading this article and looking at it through the Radical Islam side of the house it sounds like this is a religious war. And I totally agree working in the law enforcement career field it would definitely be a benefit to understand the beliefs of the Muslim religion. Having this understanding could help with the detection of a possible terrorist act within the United States. But it could also stop an officer from making an unfounded decision solely based of that person’s religion. My ultimate conclusion to the article is that the problem is not so much the Muslim belief. But just like anything, you have you good and bad. I know a few friends who follow Muslim religion and I proud to call them my friend. With that being said, I have been in the United States Marine Corps for the past 17 years and having two deployments to Iraq, I have had the unfortunate opportunely to run in the not so good people who follow the Muslim religion. And with the terrorist showing...
Subculture is an ethnic, regional, economic, or social group exhibiting characteristic patterns of behavior sufficient to distinguish it from others within an embracing culture or society (Merriam-Webster dictionary).
RadicalIslam is an extreme form of Islam that is a cultural-social ideology which dominates all aspects of the believer's lives; a form of Islam dedicated to the conquest of the world by any means possible (the clarion project). I have chosen to examine this subculture because it relates to modern issues such as the Al-Qaeda terror group which was responsible for the notorious 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. Another reason why I chose this subculture is because it fascinates me how strongly people can believe in their religion to commit such extreme acts which are violent; hence the term radicals. It has also intrigued me that however chaotic it may appear, these organizations are not for the individual’s purpose or even for the "greater good". These radical believers of Islam are ready to die for Allah, however they are requested.
Members of this subculture include Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. You can distinguish a member of this subculture by their religious beliefs. Also, one may recognize a radical by their language; Arabic. Islamic Radicals dress in clothes which...
...Terrorism, everyone has a different picture or thought that comes into their heads. Some people think of any person that is from a Middle Eastern country, a person with a darker skin that wears a towel on their head, or a woman with a black cloth that covers their faces except for their eyes. Almost everyone stereo types people especially when it comes to looks and even their way they speak.
Arabian and Islamic people are the most discriminated group of people in America and possibly the whole world. The reason for this is the terrorist attacks that have been occurring more often, the most major event that happened lately was 9/11. 9/11 was when four airplanes were high jacked by radical Islamic terrorists and flew two of the planes into the World Trade Center or the Twin Towers, one flew into the pentagon building and one was heading toward the White House and somehow crashed into the ground before reaching their destination. Also in July 2005the bombing of the London transit system.
“Terrorists think that getting rid of the people in power will solve all their problems.” Many groups believe this concept including terrorists.”A popular explanation was that economic deprivation and a lack of education caused people to adopt extreme views and turn to terrorism.”(what makes a terrorist) Terrorists are always trying to take down any form of government that may seem unjust to the terrorist group. They are much like a rebellious teenager going against the...
...The Slow Boiling of America by RadicalIslam
US Army Officer Major Nidal Malik Hasan’s attack at the Fort Hood Army base on November 5, 2009 killed 13 US soldiers and wounded 30 more. Eyewitness reports state before Hasan opened fire, he yelled “Allahu-Akbar,” which translates as “Allah [God] is great,” a phrase uttered by many radical Muslims in recent history just before committing similar acts of violence in the name of Allah (Allahu Akbar). As shocking as this incident is, it is only one manifestation of a dangerous problem facing America and is realized by only a few. While the US military hunts down Osama Bin Laden and the other terrorists in the Middle East, similar terrorists have been sneaking past enemy lines for years into America’s backyard virtually undetected. Instead of attacking America with suicide bombs and improvised explosive devices, they’re using America’s own laws and culture, sabotaging its way of life from within and converting peaceful, moderate Muslims to the hateful, violent version of Islam known as radicalIslam.
The radicalIslam message to the western world, the West, is chilling; Islam will dominate! RadicalIslam is a religious ideology that stretches beyond a person practicing his beliefs alongside others of different religious beliefs. It stretches beyond spreading the word...
...Callie Watterson A00561828
Origins of Islam in America
The history of Islam in America has made great strides over the last 900-1000 years. Starting in the 12th century and moving forward to the 19th century there were fewer notable accomplishments than in the twentieth century. Yet, they had a large effect on the shaping of today’s advancements in the recognition of Islam in our country today. As I will explain, the beginning events lead into larger movements that continued to grow the movement of Islam. In 1178, the Sung document reports that Muslim sailors voyaged to America, known to them as Mu-Lan-Pi. In the 14th century, there are two major events in Muslim History. In 1310, Muslim king, Abu Bakar, initiated several voyages to America and in 1312 African Muslims used the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico to explore interior America. Further growth began to develop in the 16th century. In 1530, America saw its’ first African slaves. More than 10 million Africans were brought to America as slaves, more than 30 percent of those were Muslims.
Many events in the early 19th century were related to the freeing of slaves and the abolishment of slavery in 1863. In 1807, Yarrow Mamout, an African American slave was freed, and became one of the shareholders in Columbia Bank. In 1808, Congress passed a law prohibiting the importation of slaves into America. In 1828, Abdulrahman...
Laganap ang relihiyong Islam sa Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Afghanistan, Bahrai, Kuwait, Omam, Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Yemen, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Brunei, Mindanao sa Pilipinas at ilang bahagi ng Singapore.
Nanggaling ang Islam sa salitang Arab na sallam (ibig sabihin: “kapayapaan sa pamamagitan ng pananampalataya at pagsuko ng sarili sa kapangyarihan ng Diyos”). Itinatag ito ni Mohammed na taga-Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Muslim ang tawag sa tagasunod ng Islam. Kinikilala ng mga Muslim si Allah bilang Diyos at si Mohhamed bilang propeta. Batay ang turo ni Mohammed sa Koran (Qur’an), na siyang banal na aklat ng mga Muslim. Kabilang sa mga turo ni Mohammed ang pagsamba sa iisang Diyos, pagtatakil sa mga anito at idolo, pagkakapatiran at pagkakapantay-pantay ng mga Muslim.
Tradisyong ng Islam:
Sa relihiyong Islam, pinahihintulutan ang piling diborsyo, pagbabago sa batas ng pagmamana, banal na pakikidigma o jihad, at pag-aasawa ng mga lalaki ng higit sa isa. May mga pagbabago sa katutubong relihiyon ng mga Arabe na ipinakilala ni Moahhamed at nagging dahilan ito upang magalit sa kanya ang karamihan sa mga taga-Mecca. Binalak siyang patayin, kaya tumakas siya patungo sa Yathrib sa Medina, Saudi Arabia. Tinawag na Hegira ang pagtakas na itong naganap noong Hulyo 16, 622, araw ng Biyernes. Mahalaga sa...
...Islam: Field Study Research
Professor Jonathan Pedrone
REL212: World Religions-Summer
September 4, 2011
Islam: Field Study Research
After interviewing a member of the Islamic faith, I came to the realization that there are very many misconceptions about the religion of Islam and that these misconceptions are very hurtful, disrespectful, and inhumane. In this paper, I will first discuss several misconceptions that I had about the Islamic faith. I will then analyze how my prior understanding about the religion was altered through interviewing a member of the Islamic faith. Next, I will discuss my beliefs on misconceptions about other people’s religion being common or not. Lastly, I will recommend steps that can be taken to minimize misconceptions people have about religions that are not their own.
I had many misconceptions about Islam before speaking with a member of the religion. The first was that Islam oppresses women. When I thought about women in Islam, I thought of the image of a woman wearing a veil, and other heavy, dark clothing, where no skin would be visible, even in the hot summer months. I thought about how women were forced to stay home, and were not allowed to drive vehicles. I also believed that the Muslim’s God, Allah, was not the same as the God in Christianity, and was a false god. I...
...Islamism in Northern Africa and in the Middle East.
Islam was destined to become a world religion that created civilization worldwide (Barkati 2011) which succeeded as Islam is the world’s second largest religion after Christianity in the world today. Islam has many impacts and influences in many countries around the world especially in countries in northern Africa and in the Middle East (Diller 1994). Islamism has impact countries in Northern Africa and in the Middle East politically, economically, and culturally.
Factors such as geography, colonisation and population affected the impact of Islam in Northern Africa and in the Middle East greatly. But there were also other factors that were involved as the factors varied overtime as Islam became the dominant religion (HBC 2003). These factors sometimes intertwined with each other. Islam spread its political control rapidly through military defeat over the Middle East, Northern Africa and also in other places. From its birth in the Arabian Peninsula in the 17th century Islam spread through the world rapidly as this was a time where Muslim strength and unity were at their greatest as a result of the success of the Umayyad’s (The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia 2007). The European colonisation also had a major impact on the spread of Islamism as they had effects on the function of Islam in North Africa and in...
...President, under the mentorship of Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru was a charismatic and radical leader, advocating complete independence from the British Empire. In the long struggle for Indian independence, in which he was a key player, Nehru was eventually recognized as Gandhi's political heir. Throughout his life, Nehru was also an advocate for Fabian socialism and the public sector as the means by which long-standing challenges of economic development could be addressed by poorer nations.
PERSONAL LIFE AND EDUCATION
Jawaharlal Nehru was born to Motilal Nehru (1861–1931) and Swaroop Rani (1863–1954) in a Kashmiri Pandit family. Nehru was educated in India and Britain. In England, he attended the independent boy's school, Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge. During his time in Britain, Nehru was also known as Joe Nehru.
On 8 February, 1916, Nehru married seventeen year old Kamala Kaul. In the first year of the marriage, Kamala gave birth to their only child, Indira Priyadarshini.
Life and career
Nehru raised the flag of independent India in New Delhi on 15 August 1947, the day India gained Independence. Nehru's appreciation of the virtues of parliamentary democracy, secularism and liberalism, coupled with his concerns for the poor and underprivileged, are recognized to have guided him in formulating socialist policies that influence India to this day. They also reflect the socialist origins of his worldview. He is sometimes referred to...