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    Downtrodden on the Mediterranean coastline, the hero rises before his cohort as they face overwhelming obstacles and rallies them onward to fortune and glory. This striking image coincidentally illustrates the origin of two disparate domains: Aeneas begetting the Roman people and Tariq ibn Zayid seizing the Iberian Peninsula for the Islamic Caliphate. The scenes of these heroes’ rousing speeches echo each other both literally and literarily as they open the classic tale of the birth of their cultures. The fictional Aeneas of Virgil’s epic poem as well as Tariq ibn Ziyad, who would be permanently veiled by legend and hyperbole, would become glorified by their supposed descendants them long after the facts had faded from the historical record. Their imposing images were intended to embellish the empires that succeeded them and have since…

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    The Umayyads were Sunni Muslims. They favorite the Arab Muslim to the non-muslim such as the Turks and Africans. Under the Umayyad Dynasty they tolerated the “People of the Book” but imposed tax. Umayyads citizen believed that Ali and his descendants, would be the religious leaders. Ali descendants would be hidden by god and return when there are five to return the piece. The political structure of the Umayyad, leader was handed out from family member to member. They also setup,…

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    The Abbasid Caliphate was one of the most powerful empires to rule over the Arab World. From around 750BCE to 1517BCE the Abbasid Caliphate controlled territory that spanned from Northern Africa to the western border of modern day India. This research paper will focus on forms of gender segregation in the Abbasid Caliphate from 760BCE to 1258BCE. For the purposes of this paper I will split gender segregation into two main forms: physical segregation which includes institutions like the harem,…

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    The Fatimid caliphs-imams developed the daʿwa into a highly organized system and disciplined school, in which the term dāʿī also referred to a specific rank in the Fatimid religious hierarchy. However, prior to the Fatimid caliphate, the term dāʿī was equally applicable to those who summoned people towards the Ismaili imams of the time. The ʿAbbāsids also used the term daʿwa and dāʿī during the Umayyad period, although they never developed a daʿwa system in the same way as the Fatimid…

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    lethal than the Islamic state (Alvi). The types of attacks include suicide bombings by children, shooting people on the streets, and even bombing mosques. The goals of Boko Haram quickly turned much more extreme than the preliminary ones implemented by Yusef. Some included destabilizing the government, getting rid of western influence, and reestablishing an Islamic caliphate in the northern Nigeria (O 'Neil 774). There are many individual motivations that could explain the extreme actions of…

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    ISI’s leader would become Abu Umar al-Baghdadi and the group had every intention of taking control of the state when coalition forces would eventually withdrawl. These moves were going to be the first steps and intial process of starting a caliphate in the middle east. From 2006-2011, the group suffered signifigant lose due to a combination of lack of local support, US crackdown, capturing of 8,000 members. Even local Sunnis, would carry out attacks on the group assianating members and…

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    Since the beginning of Islam in 622, Muhammed created the religion that would grow and flourish into the most successful and powerful empire in its era. Throughout history, historians have witnessed the rise of many powerful and brutal other empires including the Byzantines and the Romans, none of which are comparable to the extent of the Islamic Empire. Muhammed established an empire that never crumbled to pieces like the Byzantines and Romans did, given that the Islamic empire still thrives…

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    Walt states that revolutions exhibit a number of common features. First, a states administrative and coercive capacity must be in a weakened by a combination of internal and external challenges for revolutions to be possible. Key international and intra-national events created permissive conditions favorable for jihadism to develop and flourish. Several key decisive events illustrate this first point. The end of the Ottoman Empire and enactment of the Sykes-Picot agreement broke the empire into…

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    The Arabian Nights allows the reader to get a glimpse of Islamic civilization. One can find a deeper understanding of Islamic society and the values they hold dear. Values such as faith and wisdom are crucial to their civilization. It would not be an exaggeration to state that the Islamic society is based around faith and wisdom. These two values Faith and Wisdom are constantly presented throughout the stories in The Arabian Nights. Analyzing the values in The Arabian Nights can also be seen as…

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    “Terrorism threat assessment must consider the degree of uncertainty associated with estimates of capability and intent. Terrorist intends to exploit weaknesses and vulnerabilities by adapting capabilities quickly.” (Transportation Systems Sector Specific Plan, 2010, p.38). Does ISIS post a threat to the U.S. homeland? By every measure “ISIL poses a direct and significant threat to the U.S., and proposes to be the new ideological leader. The group uses terrorist and insurgency tactics…

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