Rashidun Caliphate

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  • ISIS: The Spread Of Terrorism

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    The description you get of ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) from people is not pleasant. George W. Bush has called ISIS “evildoers,” President Obama described ISIS as a spread of “cancer” over the Middle East, and John Kerry called ISIS “valueless evil” (jewishvirutallibrary.org, “The Islamic State: Background”). ISIS is the wealthiest, and most land controlling terrorist organization in history. This dangerous terrorist group needs to be stopped. As ISIS is a growing threat to the World’s

  • Violence In Iraq Essay

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    Soon after the death of Zarqawi, in January 2007 President George Bush announced that the US would be sending “…more than 20,000 additional American troops to Iraq” (Bush). This announcement was a direct response to the exorbitant number of people who wear being killed every day due to violence in the country. In fact, according to David Petraeus in an interview with frontline, an average of 53 people was killed daily. Interestingly, in the same interview, Petraeus said that it wasn’t the additional

  • Key Characteristics Of Muhammad And Islam In The Islamic Empire

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    characteristics that led to the Islamic Empire becoming one of the greatest civilisations of the era. During this initial period of Islam there were crucial elements that influenced the direction of the Islamic world. These were the emergence of caliphates and the rise of ruling dynasties, the rapid expansion of Islamic territories through trade and conquest, and finally the development of cultural, intellectual and scientific collaboration and exchange. The prophet Muhammad and Islam, brought about

  • The Political Beliefs Of The Shia And Shia

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    they also came upon different ideology. Soon as the prophet Muhammad died in the seventh century, he did not designate a political ruler after his death. Thus, the country was left without an appointed figure leaving the Muslim community without a caliphate. Consequently, the people had to decide who was going to be appointed as the leader of the Muslim community. The Sunni believed that Abu Bakr should be the leader and was given the popularity of the vote, but Shia believed that the family of the

  • Political Beliefs Of Shia And Sunnis

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    they also came upon different ideology. Soon as the prophet Muhammad died in the seventh century, he did not designate a political ruler after his death. Thus, the country was left without an appointed figure leaving the Muslim community without a caliphate. Consequently, the people had to decide who was going to be appointed as the leader of the Muslim community. The Sunni believed that Abu Bakr should be the leader and was given the popularity of the vote, but Shia believed that the family of the

  • A Book Review of "Lost History" by Michael Hamilton Morgan

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    men nor women nor children, in sharp contrast to the manner in which Saladin treated the population of Jerusalem when he conquered it again in 1187. These facts are a rebuttal to the modern western civilizations who call the system of the Islamic Caliphate a dictatorship. The author has also used the method of narration in his book where he provides the reader with a timeline of events starting from the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

  • Islam: Empire of Faith

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    Islam: Empire of Faith is a pretty general documentary about a large history of Islam in such a short viewing time. Sometimes the moving picture media can have a different effect than the static reading media. I think this is a great counter to the normal textbook learning that occurs during class. While reading about the beginning Islam, I felt more of an oppression of Muhammad as he was trying to get his word of God out to the people around him. When he left Mecca it was not pleasant but it didn’t

  • The Arab Spring And The Middle East

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    possible for a plethora of rebel groups to fight and thrive. The group catching much of the world’s attention recently is ISIS, a Sunni insurgent group that has taken over territory in much of the country and in 2014 has established itself as a caliphate in the Capital of Raqqa. They are most notable for their extreme jihadism that has resulted in the deaths of thousands, including public beheadings and executions. While ISIS does not back the Assad regime, they seem to have come to an agreement

  • The Greatest Myth

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    crimes have no statute of limitation. He was able to weave the heroism of the Red Army and its officers and soldiers who had defeated the Nazis and halted the feared extermination mechanism. Putin also claimed that Russia bore the greatest weight against Germany. Putin’s speech was presented at the Jewish Museum as the world celebrated the 70th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army in 1945. By Putin’s own admission, he hunted rats for food as a child growing up poor in St. Petersburg

  • Will American Involvement For Regional Stability Posed By Isis?

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    from the Middle East has shown American involvement is to a fairly large extent more likely to aggravate the threat of regional stability posed by ISIS. The ISIS militants are an extremist religious group whose aim is to create an Islamic state, or caliphate (a state where there is a supreme political and religious leader) across the Middle East. They have made most ground in Syria and Iraq, with their sphere of influence swelling to ‘territory the size of the UK’ (Johnston, 2014). This essay will assess

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