The Palestine-Israel conflict stems back to the late 19th century when the Zionist movement began an aggressive campaign to control the Palestinian lands and establish a wholly Jewish state (Jews for Justice in the Middle East, n.d.). 3,027 more words
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The Quran sets forth Islamic rule as a precondition for the attainment of true faith (see Quran 4:65). In response to this verse, Qutb (n.d.) stated that “only this is Islam, and only this is Dar-ul-Islam -not the soil, not the race, not the lineage, not the tribe, and not the family.” This clear and concise rejection of social groupings leaves the Muslims with only one option with which to organize collectively: Islam. 7,512 more words
By Gordon Rugg
This article is a quick overview of some long-established and useful concepts from sociology and related fields.
It’s mainly intended as background for another article that I’ll be posting soon, about how most systems treat people who don’t fit neatly into pre-established pigeonholes. 1,524 more words