There have been laws put into place to prevent racial profiling based on an individuals religion or religious appearance in four states, Alaska, California, Massachusetts and Arkansas. (Racial Profiling, 2009) Orientalism is a demeaning point of view a person, often from the western hemisphere, has towards individuals from Asian or Arabic Middle Eastern decent. A couple examples of characteristics are mysteriousness and religious extremism. The number of hates crimes towards Muslims and Arabs have risen since the 9/11 attacks. People are often judged and immediately associated with terrorist groups simply by looking a certain way.
Assess the view that the growth of religious fundamentalism is a reaction to globalisation The issue of religious fundamentalism has emerged with many associating it with Islamic terrorism. However, as Item a states, fundamentalists are not necessarily violent they may just wish to return the “true path”, the basics of their faith. Some sociologists argue that this is a reaction to globalisation and the uncertain, risk society that people face. However, others argue that changes within a society can also encourage fundamentalism. Giddens argues that fundamentalism is a reaction to globalisation.
Trying to say that both religions are the same is indeed controversial. The actual religions are similar but portraying Osama Bin Laden as a prophet when he himself did terrible things to his country is wrong, especially when Jesus Christ was a prophet of religion and he- according to the bible- died for the sins of
An example of this is when he informs the President that Arab and Muslim countries are also against them along with 28 countries providing military support against Iraq. This makes the audience realize that perhaps Iraq is the culprit as majority of the countries and religious groups are against it. Yet, the letter does not present with the cause of this unity, this agreement, regardless of how many agree to the
Jihad is supposed to be an internal struggle however; people often confuse it with an external struggle in which they use violence for dominance. “Despite the fact that Jihad is not supposed to include aggressive warfare, this has occurred. Jihad means to counter such threats and assert the predominance of Islam.” Intercollegiate Review; Spring2002, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p24-32, 9p Just and Unjust War in the Terrorist Age. Many people consider Jihad to be a movement which causes a problem in the Muslim community because of the misinterpretation of the religious beliefs.
One negative aspect to his essay would have to be his bias toward conservatives and the rich. He deliberately labels out the rich in many of his examples by pointing out how they claim to be Christian but do not wish to help aid the poor. As for conservatives, he not only points out George W. Bush but refers at times to religion as “conservative religion.” This clearly shows his bias toward them and could be a way for him to associate them with the American Christianity problem. I believe McKibben has a great point on this issue. As American Christians, we always believe that if we do good deeds or help ourselves we go to heaven.
When dissecting religious resistance groups it is important to understand their ideology and its role in motivating and mobilizing it members. While religion itself does not usually lead to violence, given the correct combination of political, social, and ideological circumstances it has the potential to breed unthinkable atrocities. In the case of Hezbollah, the Islamic rhetoric is used to legitimize atrocities and propagate the religion, which ultimately furthers their political agenda. Consequently, “murder can become a holy war and suicide seen as martyrdom,” when their followers accept a divine mandate from Allah (5). Without a firm understanding of their rhetoric, which is inextricably intertwined with their ideology, their actions will
Integration of Faith and Learning: A Comparison of the Islam and Christian Religion BMAL 604 Liberty University Abstract ADD ABSTRACT Keywords: Christianity, Islam, sin, salvation, God Integration of Faith and Learning: A Comparison of the Islam and Christian Religion Globalization for many companies founded in American has become the norm. When multinational enterprises are looking to take their business to a different country they are required to hire managers that possesses the skills and knowledge to be great leaders while working in an unfamiliar environment. The challenges of being a Christian international leader or manager can be very complex when it comes to working in an environment where ones religious belief differs greatly. Christians and Muslims share some of the same core values and beliefs; however Christianity and Islam differ in many areas when it comes to the view of God, Christian core values, sin and evil, and how Christians define salvation. In this paper I will examine the culture of Morocco and how their Islam religious beliefs differ from Christianity while exploring how a Christian leader can become an effective international leader or manager working in a Moroccan society.
Christian Worldview Paper I Abstract It is true, knowledge and truth can in fact be sought out in different ways. The ways in which one may seek knowledge has a lot to do with their background or worldview. We all have opinions and biases based on what we have been taught or experienced A scientist will seek knowledge and base truth only on things that can be proven, by use of the scientific method. On the other hand Christians see truth as being what is God's word. There are people that feel the two can be integrated, but there are others that feel Christianity and science are not at all compatible.
The Middle East is a region rich in culture and tradition. It is true that there are the extremist that do things in the name of Allah – i.e. terrorists – but every culture and religion has its extremists. The Orient should not be judged based on what the minority does but, yes on what the majority does. In the end, Riverbend’s blog is somewhat of an eye opener to those who were not fully aware not only of the actual situation in Iraq in terms of the war but, also about how the Iraqi people live.