Foreign and Defense Policy Everest University Trina Harrison American National Government Instructor: Timothy Mozia July 5, 2014 Many ask to what extent the war on terrorism represents a break with previous United States foreign and defense policy. This question holds a great deal of validity to where we are right now. In order to answer this question, we have to establish why this war on terrorism? Perhaps how it has been addressed is uniquely different from other engagements in U.S. Foreign Policy History. If it is to be believed, this particular war is uniquely different than prior involvements of the United States because of its dynamic nature.
For these political aggressors, war is not merely a metaphor or the equivalent of a sports analogy. It is far more profound and stems from the conflict of “world view,” usually described as a “Biblical World view” against everything else. It is explicitly understood by its proponents as a religious war and waged accordingly on multiple fronts, mostly in terms we have come to define as “cultural.” How the conflict plays out takes on political dimensions and sometimes physical conflict. This war is theocratic in nature, and seeks
Giddens argues that fundamentalism is a reaction to globalisation. He sees society as having moved to a “late modern” phase, in which globalisation has undermined traditional norms regarding the nuclear family, gender and sexuality. People are now faced with choice, uncertainty and risk and in this environment, fundamentalism flourishes as it promises certainty with its rigid, dogmatic beliefs. Giddens argues that globalisation increases fundamentalism by providing an alternative to the risk society of late modernity. Fundamentalists may reject some aspects of modernity, they embrace others in order to spread their beliefs, for example, through the Internet, email and electronic church, suggesting that fundamentalism does not represent a total rejection of globalisation and modernity.
In the Muslim world, as in others, religion, politics, and culture are intertwined in complicated ways. The purpose of this study is to examine the dynamics that are driving changes in the religio-political landscape of the Muslim world. Our goal is to provide policymakers and the broader academic and policy community with a general overview of events and trends in the Muslim world that are most likely to affect U.S. interests and security. First, we develop a typology of ideological tendencies or orientations in the various regions of the Muslim world. The world’s Muslims differ substantially not only in their religious views but also in their political and social orientation, including their conceptions of government, law, and human rights; their social agenda (in particular, women’s rights and the content of education); and their propensity for violence.
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.
When artists portray images revolving around religious icons the image may turn into something highly controversial. It is true that the constitution does give Americans freedom of speech as well as expression but there is always a fine line between pushing the envelope and burning it and sometimes these artists burn it completely. The artist who constructed the image for the Blake Prize for religious art constructed an image of the portrait of Jesus with the face of Osama Bin Laden. The image’s controversy is one that deserves analyzing because of the context of the image as well as the reaction to the image. Throughout the analysis one must keep in mind that this image was meant for a contest of religious art.
But seasoned intelligence and national security analysts would argue that our ultimate objective -- to establish an Islamic democracy in the cradle of the Islamic world in order to protect our vital national interests -- is as critical, if not more so today, as it was in 2003. The United States of America is the last best hope of Western civilization, and we fight because we know our way of life is worth defending to the last man. As we reflect back upon the events of September 11, 2001, let us humbly remind ourselves why it is that we fight. Let us remember that no great civilization is defeated from without until it is first defeated from
Since 9/11, mainstream media, generally, have taken up the cause of the government and fully support the 'war on terror.' But in their zeal to be onside they have set aside their duty to critically reflect on what is happening in our country For the most part, media outlets in this country have been, at best, negligent about covering stories that illustrate how quickly our country is changing and abandoning the values that make it great. The third factor that has helped create and sustain fear is the hate speech of public figures and leaders close to the Bush administration who regularly and very publicly vent anti-Islamic speech. Since 9/11, President Bush has
Every society in the 21st century has to face unfortunate events that can be a threat to a nation and culture. These new challenges may affect the future development of every country, especially countries with Muslims as the majority citizens. Muslims are also expected to equip themselves with proper preparation in terms of intellectual in order to counter new and usually conflict challenges. These challenges should be taken care to avoid further rise of these problems. This essay will examines how Muslims in the 21st Century have to be prepared in facing rising of religious radicalism among its youth, Islamophobia around the world and lastly, conflicting adaptation of foreign moral value due to over dependence on technology.