Balakain explains that although the Holocaust involved a more organized final solution, the two genocides both caused great damage to an ethnic group. Although the Genocides have much in common, the two share one main difference. For example, the Armenian mass-killings that took place in Turkey were known to the entire world, while the dark realities of the Holocaust were kept in the dark for most of World War 2. Despite this difference, both genocides are often denied in the media. In addition to comparing the Armenian Genocide to the Holocaust, Balakain expresses his belief that the denial of the Armenian Genocide encouraged the Nazis to execute the Final Solution.
They argue that the Armenians were an enemy force and that their slaughter was a necessary war measure, but the real reason that Turkey still denies it is most likely because they want to avoid paying reparations and being publicly shamed. The Armenian genocide has been thoroughly studied and documented by genocide scholars and the historical record is most definitely unambiguous. Only in 1997 did the International Association of Genocide Scholars declare unanimously that the Turkish massacres of over one million Armenians was a crime of genocide. Many other countries have decided to public declare that the Armenian massacres by the Turks was a genocide, namely France, Russia, etc., but the United States have yet join. The reason that the United States is so reluctant to publicly acknowledged this genocide is because they have a huge airbase in Turkey that they desperately need for their wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The other negative propaganda from scholastics ,which the scholastics were Although sometimes it was saw as a reaction to see Islam as violent and fanatic, in general the scholastics vision of Islam was balanced and portrayed Islam more realistically than the stereotypes that influenced Christian Culture. Islamic and Christians religions shares similar cultural materials, and both were shaped at the Mediterranean Sea and its surrounding landmasses, extending into Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia. The Clashes were real enough, but they had more to do with being similar than different, with overlapping ideas, resources, and territorial ambitions. Where Christianity developed in the Roman Empire and proclaimed that Caesar should be given his due, long before capturing the imagination of the emperor himself, Islam formed at the edge of empires, close enough to use their traditions, but distant enough to be able to use a political community of the faithful. Its key texts: the Quran, the Hadith, the Sharia, were written down as Muhammed turned the community into
Originally I had thought the reason why the Israelis, Palestinians, and Arab nations were in conflict was because of their religious differences, but I did not know what their religious differences were as well as how much their religion meant to them. It all sounded like politics to me when I found out their dispute was over land, but it was more complex than that. Because the Palestinians made that land their home before the Israelis I believed the land should belong to them, but when the land became holy and God promised the Jews he would provide them the promise land this is where I became stumped. After reading The Lemon Tree it became obvious that the land belonged to both the Palestinians and the Israelis, but they couldn’t live together because their God disallowed it. This troubled me because I couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that living in the same city or village with a person or people of a different religion was a sin because in my opinion it is more immoral to exile someone from their home because of a different belief rather than living with them.
Introduction During the 1400’s, Spain was divided and was in a state of violence and rioting. At the time, religion and belief in the Catholic Church seemed to be the only thing that could bring the country together as one, even though the church was weak and corrupt due to previous years of violence it prevailed over politics as most of the population was Christian. The Queen and King of Spain saw this as a chance to unify their country and set about making reforms to the church. The Inquisition was not a new idea and had been used around Europe for many years by the pope of the Catholic Church before the fifteenth century to keep the supremacy of the Catholic belief. It was later introduced to Spain as a court run by priests which would
Therefore, it is indisputable that Saladin was the holier of the two warriors during the course of the Third Crusade. Although both endorsed unholy and holy deeds, Saladin 's restraint and ability to show mercy to those remaining Christians advocated his forgiving nature. Despite Richard 's attempt to negotiate an agreement between the two warriors, in other circumstances he was less than humane in regards to the lives of the 3,000 Muslims. Saladin 's immoral decision to gamble with the 3,000 Muslims was refuted by his previous holy act of which he chose to cleanse Jerusalem with Rose water instead of Christian blood and granted Christian pilgrims permission to continue their holy passages to the
There were many people jailed with one reason, they are Muslims. It constitutes a dictatorship type of government and not a constitutional government that promoted democracy. They also did not respect and appreciate the international law. Action should be taken even though US is a strong and major countries, but, human right must be prioritised. The act of President Bush accused Osama as the main actor of the attack, we could see it clearly that his ‘intelligence’ which because they can know who the real enemy is in just few hours of the attacks.
The Mediterranean had played a role of a functional mediator between two seemingly drastically different cultures: Christian and Islamic. The Christians in Medieval Europe were religiously devoted people who neglected the advancement of technology or civilization. Muslims, in contrast, possessed a thriving culture that was far more advanced than that of the Christians. The two cultures confronted each other over the Mediterranean, and the relationship between the two was basically hostile, since the two
Racism is a problem that has not been addressed as properly as it can or should be. Racism laws have protected many U.S citizens and continue to today but many incidents of racism go by unnoticed. Racism laws should be more strictly enforced because incidences of racism are on the rise, the first amendment of the constitution protects freedom of speech and religion, and it would prevent innocent people from being suspected of crimes based on their religion/race. Racism laws should be more strictly enforced because incidences of racism are on the rise. An example, of my first reason that racism has gone way too far is when Republican Candidate Donald Trump requested that all muslim immigration/travel to the U.S be banned “temporarily”(see link)Donald Trump: Ban all Muslim travel to U.S..Obvisously, Banning all Muslim travel and immigration to the U.S is a guarantee of weakening the economy.
In addition, Protestantism helped a lot during this movement because its belief is that God saved everyone by His faith to Jesus Christ, himself. Martin Luther was strict about these rules of the Protestant Reformation. He felt that people should confess their sins, and depending on how bad the sin is, he thinks that God should judge it. Simultaneously, he didn’t believe that “indulgences,” or state of satisfaction, can pay off the price for one’s sin because he believes that it is not holy nor righteous (“Martin Luther”). In the end, this movement was spread to many countries of Europe such as Germany, Switzerland, Spain, and many
Jerusalem was important to the Christians because it was known as the Holy Land. It was know as the Holy Land because it was holding Jesus’ tomb and it was where Jesus was said to be crucified. The Turks took Jerusalem for more land. The Turks were Muslim so they didn’t want the Christians in the city. The Turks began persecuting the
Catholicism and the Ku Klux Klan The early 1900s was a time of change in technology, education, and way of life for the American people. However, with change comes resistance, which was especially seen in Texas with the uprisings of the Ku Klux Klan. The Ku Klux Klan’s hatred went beyond simply that of Negros and settled on people of the Catholic Religion as well. They used propaganda such as books, flyers, and pamphlets in order to get rid of Catholicism, as the KKK considered people of the Catholic faith to be loyal only to the Pope of Rome and not the United States. The KKK struggled and ultimately succeeded in gaining political advantages in order to gain more influence in the United States, as well as to help avoid punishment for their prosecution of the Catholic people and their property.
While the persecution of Christians by the nation of Islam was perfectly fine. The way that Malcolm X talked about other religions was very hateful. Pretty much if they did not agree with the teachings of his faith they were to be cast aside and seen as evil. The problem with his statements were that instead of coming logically