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    Islam’s Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Religion Since the beginning of time humans have always wanted to belong to a group whether it be faith, nationality, or society. Nevertheless, Islam’s theories and ideologies regarding nationalism, religion, and ethnicity are different compared to most. Christianity is one of the biggest and most known religions in modern day. However, if we compare the two we can see that they are different, but similar in many aspects and backgrounds. Comparing the two will

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    Introduction: Nationalism is the most potent factor conducting in the political ground. In the nineteenth century it was almost universally accepted as a injunction for religion. Though in the middle age religious view had prominent influence but in the first half of 16th century more emphasis was given to geographic and national unity and field of national sovereign state was established. At that time strong central national government was established in England, French, Spain. French revolution

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    developed in the last fifteen years- animosity towards Muslims. Ever since the national tragedy that shook the world, this country, and many others have embraced an islamophobic belief system. “The media’s bias and passive adoption of the Islamophobic narrative only serves to create deeply entrenched social and political antagonism and fuel an aura of hate” (Chaudhry). As a direct result of the discrimination, many American’s fear the muslim people- automatically identify them as terrorists. All

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    The West Vs. Reality

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    to conflict (Huntington 3). This idea is similar to the idea of nationalism. Nationalism is commonly used to engender a sense unity within civilizations with the goal of fighting external forces, but nationalism can be certainly dangerous. For instance, in the film Promises and Betrayals, Arabs and Jews had an ongoing conflict after the British promised them their independence, which made them victims of their own sense of nationalism. However, Huntington also mentions actions like “Asianization”

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    Nationalism at its core is the support of a country. The goal of a country is to have some sort of resonance within the individuals that reside there that call themselves citizens. If the citizens don’t feel any connection with their country, they may move to find one that they feel closer too. Once found, they may support the country over others, defend it within conversations of politics or just find groups that have the same ideals they do about the country. This papers purpose is to illustrate

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    Nationalism is the “desire of a large group of people to create or maintain a common statehood (Goldschmidt, 164)”. Nationalism which was a European idea, came with ways of western thinking which meant modern education, a focus on infrastructure, enlarged armies, etc. Nationalism also brought the thinking of creating nations based on race, language, religion, etc. (Goldschmidt, 165) Consequently this way of thinking has helped to create some of the biggest conflicts in the world today including the

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    It is hard to imagine a Western society fearing another group of people such as the Jews or Muslims. Democracy or liberals, are supposed to be champions of minority rights, cultural diversity and civic as opposed to ethnic nationalism (Parekh, p.5). Instead they are threatening by these groups. The fear the West shows is a fear of misguidance. They start to see the Muslim make demands of their government for appropriate for themselves and their children such as hala meat, facilities for prayer, and

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    fears that are extreme and unreasonable in nature. When the term Islamophobia was first used in a 1991 Runnymede Trust Report, it was taken to mean the "unfounded hostility towards Muslims, and therefore, fear or dislike of all or most Muslims" (Center for Race & Gender n.d.). This was first used within the situation of Muslim existence in the U.K. and Europe. However, we find in that hostility is the primary element for this phobia and it appears to be bigger in weight over the actual fear itself. It

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    “Nationalism Is Not Necessarily a Bad Thing”, this is an article recently written by Michael Barone who claims that Nationalism is not always so bad. The author believes that if Nationalism is understood properly, it can be used as a driving force to unite disparate people into a society with a responsible government to guard them against foreign attacks. He thinks that Nationalist, being the citizens, feel stronger bond with their country. Thus, they consider serving their country as their responsibility

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    Given that defining a nation is perplexing, and the characterization of a nation is imperative to define nationalism, it becomes a convoluted process to determine the meaning of nationalism. Furthermore, nationalism is a human construct, which makes it inconsistent across the world. Different individuals would have different views on the definition of nationalism. When the concept of nationalism is indefinite and obscure, it would inevitably lead to conflict amongst individuals within a nation and

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