He then began to spread the word of Christianity denouncing the common law of Rome. At the time, this would been an enormous nuisance for the Senate that governed the Roman Empire. If the citizens of the Empire were to open denounce the Roman law, then the Senate’s power would be useless. Thus, much time and resources were spent to control and maintain the empire: it had become too large. The rise of Christianity would have been a festering wound to the Senate that just wouldn’t go away but that they couldn’t ignore.
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.
The Moors influence was getting weakened and Boabdil actions made everything worse He was the son of the sultan Abu l-Hasan Ali, and as it sometimes happens with princes, Boabdil was restless to gain power. So, after a series of incidents between Christians and Muslims that shook Granada's stability, Boabdil named himself ruler of Granada. Of course, his words didn't take too long to catch fire. A civil war ensued in the emirate, weakening it and easing the way for the Christian troops. The Granada seemed to be an easy target for Ferdinand and Isabella to conquer so in return they’ll gain power and glory.
Mamertimes were defeated on their territory, so they appealed to Rome and to the Carthaginians. Because Rome feared that the Carthaginians were gaining too much power and threatened them (especially if they gained control of Sicily), they did not want to abandon Messana. Harris says that the two motives of the Romans were anxiety about the increasing power of Carthage, and the other was the gain they would get from it. They would not only get the booty, but also be able to expand Roman power. They aimed to get rid of the Carthaginians.
However, even though the Spanish had anti-slavery laws, many Spaniards shared the Portuguese belief that the natives were inferior to the European colonists. The movie portrays this colonial sentiment through a scene in which the fate of the missions is being debated. At the debate, Don Cabeza , a Portuguese colonist, argues that the Indians are animals and that the only way to save them from their violent, subhuman ways would be to enslave them. Following these debates, Cardinal Altaminaro visits the missions and realizes that the Guarani Indians are spiritual people and not animals, as Cabeza had
This brought about Islamophobia. Islamophobia is the bigotry and intolerance against Muslims (Fredman, 2001). The people especially Americans developed abhorrence and fright towards Muslims that led to fearing and disliking them. Islamophobia is also a practice of discerning against Muslims and not including them in financial, community and civic aspects of the state. 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.
Henry had spent a lot of money on wars in Europe, expensive clothes and food so he wanted to make up the loss by being head of the church. This meant Henry would have more money for himself. Finally, Henry made himself head of the English Church because he knew that previous kings had been unhappy with the amount of power the Pope had over the English church so he decided he wanted complete control over his country. Henry wanted power to divorce without the Pope's consent and in general Henry wanted more power over England's land. Henry wanted a divorce from Catherine of Aragon because she could not produce a son.
Instead, it is the political, social, and economic standing of so many Muslims and the domination of Western countries that result in the extremism of Islamism. It is important that Westerners learn to distinguish between Islam and Islamism and also understand the reasons behind the development of extremist factions of Islamism. Islamism, sometimes referred to as fundamentalist Islam, is the view that Islam is not just a religion, but also a political and legal system that should govern a state. Islamists usually reject influences outside of Islam and hold particular hostility against the West. Gerges explains, “Muslims and ‘Islamists’ do not agree on what Islam is, let alone its role and function in governing their lives.
Were The Motives Of The Crusaders Primarily Religious Or Economic? Some historians argue that the Crusades were a necessary response by Christendom to the oppression of pilgrims in Muslim-controlled Jerusalem. While some may say that this was the case, others claim that it was political imperialism masked by religious piety, or that it was a social release for a society that was becoming overburdened by landless nobles. Christians commonly try to defend the Crusades as political or at least as politics masked by religion, but in reality sincere religious devotion by the Christians played a primary role in motivating the Crusaders. Obviously, there would have been a variety of motives for each individual Crusader.
A primary cause of the Crusades was religious differences between the Muslims and the Christians. Christians made pilgrimages to Jerusalem, and when they saw that their Holy Land was owned by Muslims, they felt that they had a religious obligation to take back this land. Muslims felt that the land belonged to them, and that what the Christians were trying to do was unmerited. This is an example of the external pressures both cultures experienced in relation to the ownership of their Holy Land. Christians were promised that if they joined the war, they would be forgiven of sins and guaranteed a place in heaven, which was irresistible to many people.