361 assignment 3 - Dear President Obama, Today we are...

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Dear President Obama, Today we are fighting against the Jihadist terrorism. Jihad which means “Struggle. This movement has become a huge threat on the American people. This movement can trace the roots of Islamic terrorism back to the 11th-century. The origins idea of jihad movements is in response to colonialism and its aftermath. The first cause of the Jihadist movement is that Martyrdom is accepted in some cultures. According to Sprinzak, “ It is merely one type of martyrdom venerated by certain cultures or re- ligious traditions but rejected by others who favor different modes of supreme sacrifice. Act of of martyrdom vary not only by culture, but also by specific circumstances.” What the author im- plies here is that the religion of Islam accepts martyrdom in some circumstances. That is, the Ji- had is more a specific idea than a global idea which incorporates a true belief of the Muslim faith. Another root cause of the Jihadist movement is that it was financially beneficial for the rel- atives of the suicide bombers. According to Sprinzak, “The suicide candidates are showered with rewards that help cement there sacrificial dedication” What this means is that if they commit their suicide act then there families are provided for financially. The organizer of the Jihad
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