In fact and my opinion, this understanding is totally wrong. As it said in the book by Qutb, I argue that Islam is not an antique thing. Even though Islam is considered done with the Arabs, but it will be never done with the people. The rules in Islam are
Munir, Lily. Islam and Human Rights. First of all, it should be said that "the question whether or not Islam is compatible with international human rights has been a long debate" (Munir 1). The thing is that traditionally Islam is taken by people, who do not know its main ideas, as a very strict and sometimes even cruel religion, that controls and limits the life of people who adhere to it. Munir in her work Islam and human rights also underlines the fact that Islamic Law has always been taken negatively in the West, because of a great number of various prejudices connected with it (1).
What misconceptions does mass media play in the role of discrimination against Islam and Muslims? Introduction Muslims face challenges that often reflect a lack of acceptance of their religious identity which is portrayed negatively in society’s mass media. The manifestation of discrimination and intolerance towards Muslims has grown from a magnitude of things such as terrorist attacks in specific. Islamophobia has given many Americans the justification needed to discriminate against many Muslims who follow the Islamic faith. As a society we are consistently being marginalized and divided by racial markers.
• One of the consequences and aftermath of September 11 terrorist attacks is by the early 21st century many have concluded that Islam and Muslims are unreceptive and hostile to Westernization through its values, perspectives, practices and institutions. Huntington’s theory about civilizations and their inevitable clash was under the spotlight again and the rhetoric about the crusades brought back to life by the two supposedly clashing civilizations. • The essay will try to refute the belief that a Clash of Civilizations is indeed an accurate description of the modern conflicts between Islam and the West. This will be achieved through examining the post-Cold War relationship between the West and the Islamic world up till now, highlighting
These principles constitute the framework of Islamic thought and methodology. They are the main matter that guides Islamic mentality, psychological build-up and personality in academic and everyday life. In the past, there is so much manipulation of the Islamic image resulted from the confusion between the precepts of logic and the tenets of the Muslim's personality, mentality, and methodology of acquiring knowledge and living his life. This confusion almost lead the Islamic spirit and kept it from realizing its sacred mission of toil, reform, creativity, and construction on earth. The emergence on the Islamic scene of intruding nations with a noted heritage of civilization and learning
Media is a powerful actor in conveying messages especially in framing scapegoats to the public and thereby influencing its opinions. After the 9/11 attack, there have been certain prejudices against Muslims of which the most dominant is “terrorism”. Muslims are associated with catastrophes, revolutions, and danger. These misleading labels have negative implications for societal relationships, economic stability, and political involvement. America has been divided between a “us” and a “them”.
Debate often rages on about what constitutes “extremist” ideas and behaviors and how these ideas tend to spread. Despite this, ask anyone to give you an example or define the term, and they are quite likely to tell you something along the lines of “Islamic terrorist organizations”, immediately classifying an entire religion under the extremist umbrella, or “white supremacist groups” politicizing the issue and jumping past a critical point. What is this idea that people so quickly skip over, in favor of the cliché examples previously mentioned? -- The idea that one does not need to look far beyond their community, or magnify the issue to a global scale in order to find examples -- real, and potentially dangerous examples of extremist ideology and behavior. This raises another question: does this outlook on extremism in society as a whole potentially raise the
The Traditional and moderate Islamic beliefs and practices with strong indigenous and Sufi content in South Asia are diametrically opposed to the radical Wahhabi and Taliban ideologies and practices which are intolerant of other cultures and groups, (Yusuf, 2008). The emergence of radicalization and the spread of radical Islam in Pakistan is the main source of instability and conflict in this region, (Kirby, 2007). Another doctrine of Zahab, (2002), has explained that extremism or radicalization has tendencies in the country and they are the product of imperial, local, national and interlocking capitalist factors. Global and the transitional factors are playing a part in the creation of the religious
With this reliance mass media could reinforce false images leading us to act off false information which could result in the public being effectively brainwashed. their also seems to be a larger focus on eyewitness news and professions such as journalism have grown as well despite the fact they as pointed out by Arthur Schlesinger "is more vulnerable to interest, bias, illusion, and wishful thinking"(27). The severity of this is seen by analyzing further complications from varying angles. It is evident that mass media is giving the public a false perception of certain religious or ethnic groups, politics, and health. Upon analyzing these complications, a solution could then be accordingly implemented.
Islamization in Malaysia Islamization refers to the process by which what are perceived by Islamic laws, values and practices are given greater significance in state, society and culture . (Liow, 2009, pp43) In 1972, Prime Minister Abdul Razak Hussein spoke about the “religious revolution to check declining morals” (Liow, 2009, pp46) which led to the gradual occurrence of Islamization. Islamic scholars and influential muftis on the National Fatwa Council helped this process by justifying Islamization through disseminating their views in the social and cultural arena through education and media (Hoffstaedter, 2013, pp 272). The process of Islamization through various means by various organizations have influenced apostasy in many ways. One of which is the political aspect of Islamization.