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
It has instilled and derived a fear, a fear which prevents me from going about my day as candidly and carefree as I once did. But I do continue to live, because I know that the law will ensure the individuals who present such cowardly acts will be brought to justice. Witnessing the repercussions first hand has only fuelled my determination to broaden my understanding of the law because it simply isn’t acceptable. One should not be deterred from sitting next to a Muslim on public transport, nor should the norm of Muslims being associated with terrorists continue. Hence, studying law is pivotal in changing certain social attitudes towards individuals, law manages to permeate every part of today's world; it colours many areas of life and is very much integrated with, and affected by current affairs.
He analyzes that we as a society have always been narcissists and we base our pride on the historic facts rather than the current situation that we have been living in, he also identifies the problem that in the minds of almost all the muslims islam is the answer to all the problems and it is the best and perfect way of life, where ias there is nothing apparently with this, this type of thinking gives a rise to hostile behavior of said muslims towards minorities or people who belong to a different school of thought as Mubarak talks about narcissism in muslim societies, it hasn’t been such a new concept as Christopher Lasch talked about the narcissism in american culture in his book “in the culture of narcissism” some 30 years ago. In the book Christopher Lasch describes that a form of pathological narcissism has spread all over america, and he derives his definition of narcissism from freud but uses in a broader sense. He uses the term pathological because he thinks that the narcissism in american culture is heightened and not
And what are the potential consequences of remaining the same? If South Africa (as well as the rest of the world) doesn't make a change soon in terms of gender inequality, the widespread gender violence will become an uncontrollable pandemic. Raselekoane et al. emphasizes that stories of "women and girls being beaten and battered, butchered, hacked, shot dead, raped, burnt alive or being emotionally abused by men abound" (1). When I was still living in South Africa, around May 2017, there was a series of murders of young women (including schoolgirls) around the area that I lived and almost every woman I knew lived in fear.
Here, Grant portrays the general perspective towards immigrants, as nativists considered them to be a threat to the superiority and purity of the United States. Grant describes them as being physically and mentally deteriorated, in order to convey how the inferior immigrants would impede the American civilization socially, morally, and politically. Reverend Josiah Strong further elaborates on the negative impacts of immigration when he states, “…immigration not only furnishes the greater portion of our criminals, it is also seriously affecting the morals of the native population. It is disease and not health which is contagious. Most foreigners bring with them continental ideas of the Sabbat, and the result is sadly manifest in all our cities…debauching [corrupting] popular morals is the liquor traffic, and this is chiefly carried on by the foreigners…” (Document 2).
Humanity justifies these atrocities with religion, racial and ethnic superiority, and patriotism, in other words hatred. In his essay, “On The Pleasure of Hatred”, William Hazlitt claims that, humans inherent enjoy the act of hating, causes them to hate themselves and create toxic societies. To further his claim, Hazlitt showcases the institutionalized belief systems that groups within humanity use to execute their
Guilt vs. Judgment in The Scarlet Letter In The Scarlet Letter Hester Prynne is judged by everyone in 17-century Boston, where everyone knows the crime that she has committed with her paramour Arthur Dimmesdale, who also is the town's Reverend. The townspeople are very harsh in their personal opinions of Hester. Some even go as far as to say that she should be branded by “the flesh of her forehead.” (Hawthorne 59) Throughout this paper you will see that guilt and judgment are not resolved without reoccurring conflict. Whether it be internal conflict or external conflict. The Puritan use of ignominy and blame was meant to initiate guilt in a person's mind.
and constant physical and mental discomfort. Much like modern day fear of terrorist fear, the fear of conflict from removal of complete equality persuades people to submit to the government causing them discomfort like metal weights, noises in their heads, speech impediments, and a whole slew of annoyances. Although this seems far fetched from today's world, Vonnegut asks us to reflect inward on what we are told to
Another reason is that many Islamic countries practice Sharia Law which is not at all in line with western values as it oppresses women and homosexuals. What I think these people fail to see is that religion is simply being used as a tool of oppression in these areas. Another thing which people are not able to realize that Islam is not the only religion that has been used to justify violence. The crusades was a war that was fought on the behalf of Christianity in a quest to reclaim Jerusalem from the Muslims. What this proves is that it is possible to convince someone to commit acts of violence if you tell them that it is God’s
(Fein, 1990) In Rwanda the Hutus emphatically trusted that they needed to battle abuse and a danger going out from the Tutsis. Obviously this does not pardon the genocide. The likenesses that can be drawn are the path in which the purposeful publicity was completed and seen. Both the Nazis and the Hutus "decried" their adversaries through media communicates. (Destexhe 1994, Shaw 2003) This thus fuelled scorn and gave the culprits more impetus to slaughter.
In Trish Roberts-Miller article “Characteristics of Demagoguery” she describes this term as a strategy to polarize and blame out-groups for the ineffectiveness of solutions to the country 's problems. Demagoguery is fear based, it calls for quick actions and attacks. Demagogues use certain strategies
Peter Beinart, in his article, America’s Most Prominent Anti-Muslim Activist I Welcome at the White House, talks about the positions Brigitte Gabrielle takes regarding Islam and her relationship with the members of the new administration. Brigitte is originally a Maronite Lebanese, anti-Islamic activist. The background of the activist seems to be very important for Beinart to explain her opposition to Islam. He seems to criticize her position because it is supported by a historical personal biased background. This criticism is obvious by using the terms “distorts” and “bigotry”.
Additionally, aspects of greater jihad include being self sufficient and seeking out an education, regardless of gender, something that is not readily available to all other civilizations- converting to Islam would make it possible for them too to live by greater jihad. As well as this, the Quran set “specific terms” for fighting which prohibited the desecration of any item and the mutilation of the enemy’s dead. These merciful post-victory terms also earned the Islamic army respect and encouraged conversion, a parallel to the astonishment of the Meccans when Muhammad’s army did not destroy their town, rather invited them to join him, which they did (631 CE). Addressing lesser jihad, this encouragement to fight against oppression allowed the Muslims to conquer by force while staying in line with their beliefs. War was justified through lesser jihad, as Muslims perceived it as a threat (a form of “opposition”) when countries refused to accept the terms of surrender outlined in Document 3.
They think they might as well support it because they are stereotyped anyway. It will take a long time for communities to start mixing in more… Tony Blair addressed Muslims in particular, telling them that they need to sort out the problem within. That was a huge stereotype of the Islamic community.” As Hammasa states, when Muslims feel alienated by western culture, they may turn to extremism. “I feel after everything that 's happened Muslims are being stereotyped negatively. The whole community has been labelled and, whether they are guilty of crime or not, they are getting penalised for it.” She finishes.
Finally, no I do not believe that the flag is a symbol of hatred or racism, but I do believe that some individuals do believe that, that’s what the whole history of the flag is based on. I believe that every individual should get solid facts/proof/knowledge on the topic and actually know what is going on, instead of believing everything that they hear and or see on the internet, TV, radio, ect… We already have enough problems in this world as it is. Know what you’re talking about and about your history before you open your mouth and make things an extremely bigger problem than it should