Differences Between Muslim And Non Muslim Communities

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Jiajie Chen ANTH377Z Jesse Dizard April 10, 2016 Difference between Muslim and Non-Muslim Communities Nowadays, even though Islam is the second largest religion in the world, many people are still unfamiliar with Islam culture and consider that Muslim communities are extremely different from their communities. Muslims seems like a special communities in many people’s perspectives due to some stereotypes and misunderstandings. But is it true that Muslims are so distinctive from other religion or other communities? In the following paragraphs, I will discuss how Muslims are qualitatively different from non-Muslim communities and try to find the evidence that there are many stereotypes toward Muslim communities. As we know, Muslim communities are mainly in Middle East countries. The predominant faith of most of Middle East countries’ people are Islam. Since Christianity was by far the world 's largest religion, with an estimated 2.2 billion adherents, nearly a third (31 percent) of all 6.9 billion people on the Earth, a large number of non-Muslim countries are Christian communities. If we want to figure out the difference between Muslim and non-Muslim communities, we need to know their values, beliefs, culture and lifestyle. Also, it is useful to know what role religion plays in politics and social capital for finding the differences. Therefore, while discussing the differences between Muslim and non-Muslim communities, I will primarily focus on beliefs, culture, politics,
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