PS 6- Islamic States

PS 6- Islamic States - Islamic States Islam is more than a...

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Unformatted text preview: Islamic States Islam is more than a religion- Islam provides a complete program for ordering society. Islam prescribes a legal system, the source of social rules, and a political ideology- it transcends race, language and political borders. It is Islamism as a political ideology that makes these countries distinct. 26 mainly North African and the Middle Eastern countries. Common Themes: Patrimonialism and Personalism= leadership develops around a dominant figure Islamic Law: Sharia= mixed use with Western law, varies across states Social divisions: two major sects Shiah and Sunni (most Sunni), economic inequality, and gender inequality Separation of Church and State: Iraq/ Turkey vs Iran?Pakistan/Saudi Arabia. Divisions in the Arab and Islamic World The Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988): Territory Islamic Nationalism vs Secular Arab Nationalism Ethnicity (majority in Iraq are Shiah) Leadership (Saddam Hussein) Israel and Palestine: Egypt/Camp David Accords/ Muslim Brotherhood Afghanistan/The Taliban/ Al Qaeda/Extremism: Iran called Taliban policies medieval The Kurds: Mostly Sunni Non-Arabic Own Language Own Culture 1920 Treaty of Sevres (Iraq/Syria/Kuwait) Nationalism and the Separatist Movement-Fighting with Turkey Saudi Arabia: One of the most conservative nations in the world Religious police charged with enforcing norms of behavior...
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