Gerges explains, “Muslims and ‘Islamists’ do not agree on what Islam is, let alone its role and function in governing their lives. Muslims are believers who may or may not be interested in politics, while Islamists are political activists whose fundamental goal is to seize power and Islamize state and society, preferably from the top down.” Within Islamism, there are many different groups. One such faction, militant Islamists, is committing violent acts of terror. Therefore, only a fraction of a fraction of Muslims are perpetuating violence to reach their goals. The vast majority of Muslims do not condone the actions of the terrorists on 9/11,
Alienation of Islam in America Shayaq Masood Mrs. Gallman AP English AP 11 11 April 2011 What usually runs in people’s mind when they hear the word “Islam” or “Muslim?” . Many mistakenly associate Islam as the religion of the devil; as well as relating all Muslims to be terrorists. Americans tend to relate the terms as to what they hear in the media and political gossip. There are many reasons as to why these social misconceptions towards Islam and Muslims occur, however; it all begins with ignorance about Islam. Ignorance about Islam includes assuming mistakenly about: what the basic principles of Islam are?
The Islamic nation feels the need to always be in attack mode because of the big threat that the United States poses as. The catastrophic and rebellion among the Islamic people is what is tearing them down and not the United States. The ongoing battles between the United States and the Middle Eastern nations have been going on long enough. The deepest part of the conflict comes from the fact that each country does not actually know how powerful the other one is. The Middle Eastern should see its own nation as a threat and not that the United States is a threat to them.
The Muslims are looked at as people with no significance common to other cultures, a substandard cluster to the west and a vicious political idea rather than a religious conviction that it should be. Studies show that since September 11th’s events, the trend in Islamophobia has increased and the fact that the number of Muslims has increased in the west has added to it. Though phobia means unreasonable fear of something, critics say that Islamophobia is a rational fear that has been brought about by the violent nature of the September 11th attacks whose perpetrators were Muslims (Gottschalk, 2007). Many are controversial arguments to justify if there is existence of Islamophobia in the west. The Islamophobia culture has proof of existence in that public opinion about Muslims and the Islamic religion has grown more negative in the latest years.
Explain how and why Muhammad was opposed in Makkah (30 marks) The prophet Muhammad preached in Makkah to bring people in the right path and to believe in one god. However, he was opposed in many ways possible by many people mainly the Quraish. There were many reasons why people opposed the prophet Muhammad in Makkah and many were due to selfish needs such as wealth and power. The prophet Muhammad was opposed in many ways such as verbal and physical abuse. The Quraish were the main people to oppose Muhammad in Makkah.
Sentences such as this one made the people scared and angry at the Muslims and may have change their opinions of the Muslims. Consequently making them want to kill them because of all the ordeals. Urban also used the technique of causing people to change themselves through integrity. This is shown in the sentence when he says ‘He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me’. People wanted to have others honor them which caused many to join the crusade.
However, what she fails to believe is that Muslims use the “except” part of the verse so that they can create a loophole that makes the murders they commit seem legal in Islam. Manji is trying so hard to show her audience that this is indeed not Islam but the act of an evil doer and a
Julie Pense English 101, sec DE 08/25/14 Rough draft V’s Prolixity In reading “V for Vendetta “by Alan Moore, I have come to an understanding that some of society see V as a terrorist and not for the good but in my opinion he is very mad and angry at society, the way it’s going with all the wrong and how the government is are treating its people. Which brings me to ask the question is “V” a terrorist or an anti- super hero to the people? The novel “V for Vendetta” has many different arguable points. One of “V” points would be, freedom or dictatorship. "V" has many complex and interesting sides to his character or shall we say archetype.
This new type of patriotism that plagued the lands¾infecting many¾brought us Americans some much needed unification¾but at the expense of living in fear, out-casting the ones whom stand out from the norm. Some call this an improvement, that we’re now on our toes at all times. However, I completely disagree. I’d like to present the facts to you as clearly as I possibly could. Due to the September 11 attacks, America has changed for the worse.
Defining a Rebel Rebel. The very name brings up images of war, oppression, resistance, and courage. To some, it is the act of taking up arms against oppressive governments. To others it is the difference in the way people think. Others think of smoking, drinking and breaking rules.