Fatima and David's Wedding
By: Reese Popkin
-Dress as you please, formal is required, however you must dress as your religion calls for.
-Feel free to carry out traditional customs, so long as it does not antagonize the other religion.
-Speak of religious or political standings. This is to reduce conflict between the two families. This can cause a problem because both of the two religions find Jerusalem to be a holy land, and both believe it to be solely theirs. Judaism was around first, and was given the holy land after world war 2. The Jewish were also around long before the Islamic, so the Jewish believe that this entitles them to the possession of Judaism. However, the Islamic also believe Jerusalem to be their holy land. After world war 2, the Islamic were stripped of Jerusalem and the surrounding area and forced to move to a new region called Palestine. This outraged the Islamic, as they believe that they are the true and rightful inhabitants of Jerusalem. This has caused conflict for many years on end.
Keep It Quiet
We Are Aware
Conflict over natural resources is very common. People argue and fight over it every day. A real world example of this is the current conflict in Ukraine. Russia wants Crimea so it can have easy access to the ocean, however Crimea is a part of Ukraine, which uses the area for the same purposes. This conflict is caused by wanting the easiest way possible to do something. It can also be caused by the beliefs of what rightfully belongs to someone or something. Another clash directly related to me is when there is one cookie left, and my brother and I both want it. This usually results in a large argument or fight, until one of my parents step in.
The Enduring Understanding is indirectly related to my Latin class because Rome, the empire that spoke Latin, clashed many times over natural resources. The population of the empire was becoming too big for the area they had, so they began expanding into the new land that they needed. As they did this, they had to fight many battles and wars with other people of the area. This was a clash over natural resources that took place because the Romans needed the land, but it belonged to the people that were already living there.
Differences like this have occurred between the two religions before. The Crusades, which was a religious based war that Muslims won in order to tale Jerusalem occurred a long time ago, over the same topic. Both the two religions believed that Jerusalem belonged to them, and were willing to fight over this. There has also been conflict over natural resources before in the U.S. The Americans wanted to expand, however the Native Americans did not want to give up their land. Because of this, there was a lot of conflict between the two sides over a very long period of time.
I believe in the near future, there will be a war between the Muslims and the Jews. This will be over the holy city of Jerusalem. The Jews will win this war because they are backed by the Americans, who are far more powerful than the Islamic people. The U.S. will also intervene in other areas of the Middle East for the protection of their oil supply in the region. There will also never be any compromise between the Islamic or any other side, simply because of the differences and beliefs of the two.
The only way to ever solve the differences is compromise. Things must be shared, otherwise the conflict will be continuous. The Jews must agree to share Jerusalem, and the Muslims must stop attacking the Jews. As for the conflict of the marriage, there should also be compromises. The wedding should take place in Jerusalem, and each religions customs should be honored during the wedding. There should also be quick and respectable consequences for people who show hate or try to attack the other at the wedding.