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Movements for Racial Justice in the State of Israel

Resistance Efforts for Racial Justice in the State of Israel in the Twentieth Century The Israeli persecution and apartheid of indigenous Palestinian people and communities and Israel’s justification for their ongoing violence has become a visibly contested by activists, scholars, and politicians across the globe. Narratives of Palestinian oppression, genocide, and systemic racism from the(…)

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Palestinian Liberation in the Context of Conflict Resolution

There are multiple narratives of the founding of Israel and indigenous right to the the land from Zionist and Palestinian perspectives. These narratives are rooted in deep religious ideology, conservative approaches to Jewish liberation, indigenous rights, and differing understandings of territorial history. (1) There is also a large division of national allegiance, in which many(…)

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Wahhabism v Shia in the Political Sphere

There is a large, ongoing conflict between Wahhabi and Shi’ite forces in the modern Muslim world due to the large theocratic political forces of Saudi Arabia and Iran respectively. Although there is no concrete ideological differences between the two practices, it is their historical baggage that carries the conflict to the present day. Their religious(…)

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Post Colonial Afghanistan and Indonesia’s Relationships to Imperialism

There is a large difference between the functionality and politics of West Asian and East Asian countries, such as Afghanistan and Indonesia. In this paper, I will examine as to why Afghanistan has had a history of turmoil and politico-religious fundamentalism, and how Indonesia is regarded as one of the most progressively democratic nations in(…)

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Post-Colonial Muslim World in the Face of Modernity

There has been a long history of debating the relationship between Islam and its compatibility with the framework of the Modern State. Due to a long history of abiding by shari’a law and a harmonious integration of Islam and political governance, many predominantly Muslim countries have had difficulty approaching a secularized, western-style approach to statehood.(…)

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Interfaith Dialogues in the Islamic Golden Age

Due to the tolerant nature and practice of Shari’a, the Muslim Empires of Islam’s Golden Ages, Muslim societies could hold a large amount of diversity in their empires. Although the Empires were ruled from God’s law, there was still space for interpretation and religious tolerance. This phenomenon is also reinforced by the Medina Constitution of(…)

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Alison Cameron: Early Political Development of the Muslim World

Islam, at its core, is centered around the ritualistic practices of the Qur’an. Unlike Christianity, there is no institutional power that creates hierarchy, rather each follower of Islam has a direct relationship with God himself. Muslims look for guidance by praying, studying the Qur’an, building community, and following the five pillars. Islam is also a(…)

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