The Lebanese Civil War lasted 15 years, starting in 1975 and ending in 1990, involving mostly the Lebanese army, the Phalangists and the Palestinian Liberation Organization. Still today, there are political complications and tension in Lebanon therefore it has never really recovered from the major war that harmed the country significantly. Most of the conflict was located in Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon however there were frequent attacks in various other villages and towns throughout the war. The essay will focus on the causes and the effects of the civil war, varying from political tensions to cultural differences. The years 1975 and 1990 are especially useful for the investigation as they will display the main causes and the main effects that are related to the war.
Following Dr. Vesselin Popovski’s discussion on armed conflict and the United Nations, one thing that struck me was his question: Does religion cause wars? Do we fight in the name of God? The present atrocities being committed in the Middle East by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant/Sham (ISIL/ISIS), also called Da’esh, are without doubt a ghastly violation of the most fundamental human rights. These Islamic extremists, purportedly acting in the name of religion, had been carrying out forced conversions, mass beheadings, abductions and torture against non-Muslims, including Christians, Yezidis, Kurds, Turkmens, and Shabaks in Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Libya.
Iconoclasm, Greek for "breaker of icons" is the deliberate destruction within a culture of the culture 's own religious icons and other symbols or monuments, usually for religious or political motives. People who engage in or support iconoclasm are called iconoclasts, a term that has come to be applied figuratively to any person who breaks or disdains established dogmata or conventions. The early destruction of religious icons was done ritualistically to denote rejection of their worth.
War in Syria DBQ Essay Many things cause war, stuff like Revenge, beliefs, Arguments, racism. There has be more than five five wars in Syria. Things that causes violence are are the people, the government, Islamic groups, and terrorist. The people that start wars are the pro-government,while the Islamic groups have constantly in war with the anti government terrorists have been attacking everyone.
Introduction Extremism is a tendency to go to extremes or an instance of going to extremes, esp. in politics (The Free Dictionary, 2015). There can be many ways to describe extremism, but it is not strange for people all around the world. The word extremism is strange for some people, but it certainly isn’t that common. For example, terrorism, it happened just recently.
FEATURES OF ISLAMIC ETHICAL SYSTEM • TAWHID Tawhid or oneness of God (Allah) is the first pillar of Islamic theology which means to regard as one and only. Faith in Allah is the base of all ethical life in Islam. He is omnipotent and omniscience. He is absolute, perfect, eternal and the origin of everything (Ali Raza, 2012). Tawhid provide the foundation for a successful ethical and moral system.
For centuries establishing democracy has been a great issue for countries in the Middle East. One country which has had an extreme amount of difficulties in establishing democracy is Iraq. Iraq is a Muslim country and unlike Western countries, has been ruled mainly by religion instead of by an actual government. Equality is a very important principle, without which no country can be purely democratic. Iraq is incapable of forming a Western-style democracy because of many social, political, cultural, and religious factors that don’t allow the formation of equality.
The western public opinion started to see Islam as being inherently violent as they see Islamic State's (IS) actions. Sheila Carapico argues that "while lynchings, hate crimes, and family violence in America are individual exceptions to a sound social ethic, but ‘Islamic terrorism' is portrayed as if it were a religious expression" (1997, p.30). Violence is mainly motivated by some kind of political aims. Therefore, what we should be looking for is politically motivated Muslims, not the Islam itself. Muslims with a political aim in their mind are called the Islamists.
Abstract Sectarianism holds hegemonic power over Lebanon that is resistant to challenges of change. Institutional and foreign actors serve to instill and reinforce sectarianism from above while political and economic elites play on sectarian sentiments to maintain and enhance their power, contributing to sectarianism from below. These efforts ensure that the Lebanese subjects remain affiliated with their respective sects, compartmentalized in self-managed communities. Introduction Sectarian democracy, the political system adopted by Lebanon, fuses formal and informal sectarian and democratic components. Democracy is manifested in the way power is organized: upholding democratic principles such as the rights of individuals through elections,