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Analysis Of Islam By Nye

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Nye’s last statement about Islam links violence and fundamentalism perpetrated by Muslims with forms of regression and with treason to the spirit and teachings of Islam. Also worthy of note is the fact that in the letter, Nye positions herself as the would-be terrorists’ “distant Arab cousin” and “American neighbor” (par. 15). Her use of the pronoun “we” to simultaneously include herself in the Arab community and project her belonging to the American community adequately reflects the duality of her national and cultural allegiances. From this position located at the intersection of the inside and outside of communities and belongings, she invites the “would-be terrorists” to learn how to differently read the other by looking at alternative
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