Correlation Between Islam And Terrorism In The 21st Century

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Social issues, to a certain degree, shape the way we go about American politics in the 21st century. The ever-expanding rift between modern day liberals and conservatives is largely consisting of a number of pressing social matters. Abortion, drug laws, racial and religious equality, same-sex marriage, education policies and many more controversial subjects cause a lot of uproar for politicians and citizens alike. From religious affiliations to conceptions of what true liberty is, there are a number of reasons why the population differs from one another when viewing these topics; however, distinguishing correlation from causation should be a driving force in forming our opinions around what action should take place when dealing with these issues as a nation. And as a democratic republic, it is especially …show more content…
Terrorist attacks against the U.S. such as the events of 9/11 and the Boston Marathon have lead some people to believe all Muslims are as guilty as the parties who performed such disastrous acts. This “guilty by association” attitude towards people of Islamic descent directly roots from a misunderstanding between correlation and causation. Despite being founded on ideals no more violent than Christianity or many other religions, the correlation between Islam and terrorism is undeniably existent but does not necessarily imply causation. All religions take scripture from their sacred texts in remarkably different ways. Different sects of Christianity have taken excerpts of the Bible in very different ways. The Christians’ reasoning for persecution of homosexuals is no different from extremist Muslims’ reasoning for hating western culture; it is simply interpretation. Interpretation plays a huge role on the way humans cognitively live their lives. A big enough role to say that this extenuating circumstance of how people process different messages rules out definitive

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