Middle East/Islam Today
Sam Carini, Chrisann Timbie
Israel and Palestine
On September 11, 2005, the disengagement was complete. As CNN reported, "The Israeli flag has been lowered over Gaza, symbolizing the end of 38 years of Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory two weeks ahead of schedule." But Palestinian leaders say despite this act of symbolism, the disengagement did not end the occupation. Israel says that the steps they have taken are necessary to protect Israeli citizens from terroist attacks by Hamas, which controls palestinian life in Gaza.
Contributions of Islam to the World
A lot of us do not know that many of the inventions we use today originated in Muslim countries. When we think coffee, the county Yemen doesn't typically come to mind when Yemen was indeed where the brew was first concocted. Around the year 1,000 doctor Al Zahrawi gave the first 1500 page description of surgery that was used for a reference for hundreds of years . The Prophet Mohammed was said to have created the first crud toothbrush in 600. They first instituted the hospital and university.The following as also considered contributions to the world: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Theory of Relativity, and paper making just to name a few. Islam has long been associated with science and advancement although many people see islam as “backwards” or against advancement into the modern worlds.
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Women and Islam
Angha, Nahid. “Women in Islam.” International Association of Sufism. https://ias.org/sufism/women-in-islam/ 04/28/2015.
M. Rafiqul-Haqq and P. Newton. "The Place of Women in Pure Islam." Answering Islam. 1996. http://www.answering-islam.org/Authors/Newton/women.html. 04/29/2015.
"Life as an Afghan Women." Trust in Education. 2015. http://www.trustineducation.org/resources/life-as-an-afghan-woman/ 04/30/2015