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Criminology essay#1 - In Anthony D Romero's In Defense of Our America there are several significant issues surrounding the United States with the

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In Anthony D. Romero’s, In Defense of Our America, there are several significant issues surrounding the United States with the response of our government and our society as a whole. However, Romero does not try to manipulate the reader with his own opinion. Anthony wrote this novel excluding his own thoughts about the issues our country in order to let the reader develop their own feelings and judgments of the problems surrounding our nation. The “American-Taliban, the re-criminalizing abortion and the resistance of abortion, and “the response to Terrorism in a free society” will be thoroughly interpreted, and discussed throughout this paper. John Walker Lindh was a young male who was inspired by a certain religion at an adolescent age, followed his heart, and ended up finding himself in a fight that his father couldn’t get him out of. John, whom was brought up as a Christian, but at sixteen years old followed his heart to become a Muslim. As the devoted Muslim he was, Lindh wanted to travel to Yemen to learn the language of Arabic. “It would be the only way, he told his parents, that he could become a teacher-scholar in the tradition of Islam. (p.18 I.D.o.O.A)” In 1998 John left for Yemen to study Arabic. John returned home for ten months in the process, where his parents said “he was just as she had remembered him, a gentle, quite young man. (p.18)” Clearly Romero inserted this excerpt in the novel to distinguish that John had not turned into a violent Muslim, but one who was quite, peaceful, and was deeply involved in his religion. Then how could the next time Lindhs parent’s see their son was in jail? John Lindh was a man with his own plan which became manipulated when “he was told that if he really wanted to be a good Muslim he should go fight in Kashmir. (p.19)” Even though the novel talks about how John wanted to fight for a cause, he was manipulated into a certain cause where if he knew the whole truth about he wouldn’t ever want to be involved with. Nonetheless, After several months of training in different organizations Lindh decided he wanted to serve on the front line against the Northern Alliance. Even when a respected al-Qaeda leader, Abu
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course SOC 241 taught by Professor Papachristos during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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