Islam and the West

Islam and the West - Islam and the West a clash of...

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Islam and the West: a clash of civilasations?’ Executive Summary Executive Summary This research paper critically analyzes and presents the relationship between Islam and the West. More specifically reconsider the thesis of the Samuel, P. Huntington and
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his opinion that the next world war is going to take place because of cultural differences and conflict of ideas. Further on, examines, how Islam related to the West of the world and how this clash of civilization is developed. Table of contests Table of contests Introduction p.4 Main Part Part 1:”Huntington’s Clash of Civilization” p.5-6 Part 2:”Actual Evidence of Clash” p.7-8 Part 3:”Analysis of Evidence” p.9 Conclusion p.10
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Reference p.11-12 Introduction Most cultures of the globe have a dialect, that has the subject ‘I’ who is native, authentic, at home and the object ‘it’ or ‘you’, who is foreign, perhaps threatening, different out there (Amal Trecher,2007: cited on Said, 1999, p. 40). After the terrible event of 9/11, lot of people tried to understand the actual reasons of such an awful terroristic attack. Sociologists supported that this action comes from the actual differences of religion between the West and the East, and their perception about the west’s culture. Then, is debated the thesis of Samuel P. Huntington who suggests that after the Cold War. The next world war will arise not because of social classes, who is richer, who is poorer or other reasons that has to do with the economic situation but because of different cultural, and religion ethnicities and the conflict will arise between different civilizations around the globe (Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart, 2002: cited on Huntington, 1996). Moreover, Huntington believes that conflict will arise because of different political values between the West and Islamic countries. Huntington argues that in this “new world” global politics “is the local politics of different ethnicities” (Fred, M.Shelley, 1998: cited on Huntington 1996).In the first part of this paper is briefly discussing the Huntington thesis. Then the second part is providing some evidence about the clash of the clash of civilization. Moreover, in the third part is critically discussing the output of the evidence.
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Part 1:”Huntington’s Clash of Civilization” According to Huntington, 1993, there are stated three certain opinions about the clash of civilization. Firstly, Huntington argues those cultures of different civilizations matters a lot and this is highly related with the core values of religion of civilizations. According to Huntington’s perception of culture is defined” both by common objective elements, such as language, history, religion, customs, institutions, and by the subjective self-identification of people (Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart, 2002: cited on Huntington, 1996).Thus, all these key elements are combined in order to create one’s population core components of its culture. Moreover, Emile Durkheim
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