He has used profound acts of hatred to wage a deadly war against all of Western Civilization in the name of Islam. Through his acts of terrorism, he has not only negatively influenced the United States, but also portrayed a violently abysmal image for all Muslims, and has become a denotation of abhorrence world wide. Osama bin Laden performed many attacks against the United States and
Islam Paper Since 9/11/2001 we as Christians, and as Americans, have come to realize the impact of Islam on a personal level. Although, 9/11 was perpetrated by radical Muslims carrying out a Jihad (holy war) against the America, we as Christians must not judge all Muslims based on what transpired that day back in September 2001. Jesus said in Luke 6:37, “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” As Jesus proclaimed, we as Christians must find a way to forgive thy enemy, even if they are of Islamic faith.
The Ongoing Conflict of the Sunnis and Shi’ites Today, we hear all about the troubles and wars occurring in the Middle East and the surrounding area. These current conflicts are usually over religion. However, these religious animosities for one another didn’t just recently start. They derived from two centuries ago, with the oldest Middle Eastern conflict between the Sunni and Shia Muslims. In AD 620, the Islamic religion was created by the Prophet Muhammad.
A civil war broke out between the North and South from 1955-1972 which was started by rebels in the South practicing guerilla warfare. This however would not be the last civil war in Sudan. In 1983 another civil war broke out after the government attempted to establish Islamic Law. This basically means that the laws of Sudan will resemble the moral code of Islam and religious commandments from the Quran in all forms. The South didn’t agree with this and revolted.
However, as the empire split into four the scholars were split to different nations and culture which effectively affected the method of political power because Golden Horde was severely influenced by the Islamic teachings and the Khan of Golden Horde was converted to Islam. Yuan dynasty had completely different methods of political power because they were usig Confucius methods of life style. One continuity from 1200 to 1500 CE was tribute from defeated nations to Chinggis Khan than to four khanates. When Chinggis Khan conquered different empires, he demanded tributes from each defeated town or city leading to a tribute system. This lead to many cities and towns paying because of the retribution for not paying was too high.
They all fall within the definition we outlined in class, for example; the Oklahoma bombing by Timothy McVeigh falls within the second component we outlined as terrorism against civilian targets. I really had to read this section two or three times especially with the destroying of the abortion clinics by Rev. Michael Bray, and on some level I was understanding why he had committed the criminal act but as I thought about it, the destroying of the abortion clinics was more of a political objective then all religious which Bray tried to come
In “We’re Fighting Terror but Killing Freedom” by Randall Hamud, we are introduced to the topic of the government acting to persecute any and all Muslims in the United States, even without proper evidence or cause and without regard to any rights for U.S. citizens on United States soil. Hamud discusses his life and upbringing as an Arab American. He then discusses how after September 11 people were being accused of terrorist acts because of their nationality. As an attorney, he represented many other Arab Americans who were accused of terrorism-not because they were his own kind, but because he believed the law had been the first victim of terrorism. He also explains why people should not judge a book by its cover.
Instead, we allow the Israeli population in our own country to keep growing. Who can say that these people do not have links with the Prime Minister of Israel himself? One fifth of the world’s population practices the Muslim religion (Miller 11). We supply billions of dollars for Israelis to purchase the very weapons and ammunition that they use to terrorize the Palestinians. Imagine if all of the Israelis in the world came under Sharon’s rule and they terrorized the countries in which they live.
Current ruling class adopted Islam, allowing the acceptance/spread of Islam. Cultural Hinduism and Buddhism were widespread with Jesuits attempting to spread Christianity. Many converted to Islam, adopting a new form of cultural and belief. Architecture influenced by Islamic art. Politics Islam and Hinduism constantly clashed, causing wars.
(Davis, 2014) mentioned terrorist groups use all governments of the Western world as well in their own region to force their ideologies on those who have really turned against their own country’s government and the system as a whole. Along with an ex-member of Al-Shabaab who refutes what that terror groups believes and how they can reach an amends to peace or a resolution to a matter within the country of Somalia. (Afrah, 2015) states in an interview with an ex-terrorist member, young children don’t understand the meaning of what a peaceful resolution can benefit their town or country or changing the behavior of the local law enforcement for the better. Terrorists on the other hand, when it comes to ideologies, they only see one side of the other and