rootsofmuslimrage

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Emily Butler Section T2 October 25, 2010 Bernard Lewis, “The Roots of Muslim Rage: Why so many Muslims deeply resent the West, and why their bitterness will not easily be mollified,” Atlantic Monthly (Sept:1990) Bernard Lewis discusses the constant tension between Islam and the West, which has been recognized throughout history, and even in the present. He first points out the differences between Muslim and Christian religions. For example, Lewis states that the Muslims believe that the devil is an independent power engaged in a cosmic struggle against God, rather than one of God’s creatures performing mysterious tasks, which is what the Christians believe. He also discusses the similarities between these two religions. Lewis states that Islam, Judaism, and Christianity were all influenced by the “dualist idea of a cosmic clash of good and evil, light and darkness, order and chaos, truth and falsehood, God and the Adversary…” Because these religions are so similar, the Muslims have developed a resentment toward the West because there is now competition for enlightening and making the “infidel barbarians” that surrounded them civilized
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