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Unformatted text preview: Arabs-Many Arabs are Muslim (about 80%) but most Muslims are NOT Arab!!!!-Arabs not a national group until the 20 th century-Zionists found a society in transition in the late 19 th century-Until late 19 th century, Arabs and Muslims lived under Muslim power-Arabs coming to terms with living under non-Muslim power o Becoming subordinates o Culture and professional changes o Agriculture-At same time, Muslim reform movement o Theologians wondering why dream does not fit reality o Wanted to make Islam more relevant to modern world while not changing it o Keep Islam fundamentally the same but make them more relevant to modern world-Islam does not emphasize nationality, but Muslims came to see themselves as nationally different-Young Ottomans and Turks saw themselves Turks and started emphasizing the Turkish aspect of it-...
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course ISRL 448D taught by Professor P.scham during the Spring '12 term at Maryland.
- Spring '12