Middle East/Islam Today Research

By:Kirsten Merritt & Jack Tinsley

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Iraq and Syria

The ISIS Terrorist group believes that they are carrying out their religion. They are currently do this in Iraq and Syria. Terrorism is part of the Islamic belief. This is because in the holy Quran it states ," And kill them wherever you meet them and drive them out from where they have driven you out; for persecution is worse than killing. And fight them not in, and near, the Sacred Mosque until they fight you therein. But if they fight you, then fight them: such is the requital for the disbelievers."All of this fighting is occurring in the present day.Everyone who is involved in this event is Iraq,Syria,and ISIS.It is connected to the Islamic religion because it shows just how violent the religion is.This event make islam unfavorably because of the violence involved.

Iran

The 2009 Elections and the green revolution both happened in Iran.Both of these events happened in 2009.The people involved in this are the people of Iran.These events are connected to the Islamic Religion because traditional political concepts in Islam include leadership by elected or selected successors to the Prophet known as Caliphs, the importance of following Islamic law or Sharia; the duty of rulers to seek Shura or consultation from their subjects; and the importance of rebuking unjust rulers.These events makes Islam appear favorably because even though they may have different looks on things they still want a good leader.

Kenya

Since late 2011, Kenya has suffered from many terrorist attacks. According to government officials, many attacks were carried out by Al-Shabaab. In 2011, the attacks started by Al-Shabaab in late October and went on through the rest of the years. Throughout 2012, many murders and bombings were reported. This carried out though 2013, which was a year filled with many bombings throughout Kenya. One very large attack occurred in September of 2013, when an attack occurred in the Westgate Shopping Mall against anti-muslims. This attack killed at least 69 people and injured 175 others. The same kind of terrorist attacks occurred throughout 2014. This makes Islam appear unfavorably. These attacks are connected to the Islamic religion because they were towards people that weren't their religion.
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works cited

All websites were looked at on 04-29-15


-http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/quranSearch.php?swaootw=fighting&st=regular&frm=0&swotw=&oicn=&csen=N&mww=N&swep=N&swaotw=&rpp=10&search=Search&slang=EN

-http://www.cbsnews.com/isis/

-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_Green_Movement

-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_aspects_of_Islam

-http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/02/kenya-quarry-massacre-leaves-36-dead-says-red-cross

-http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-30288137