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Appropriating and Hybridizing Ancient Tenets of Islam Obfuscates Sources of Hostilties and Diverts Efforts of Proper Defense

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Sep 15, 2022 at 16:20

Islam has a history of attempting to rewrite certain ideological and religious perceptions during those times when humanity was consumed with a post Roman transition of how Occidentalism and Orientalism were trying to redefine whole societies that were heavily influenced by imperial authoritarian rule with newly adopted Christianesque attitudes and after a few hundred years, introduction of the Quran began its own attempts to transform the Occidental and Oriental world to precepts that were not necessrily foreign in concept, but were overturning what were considered fractured perceptions of supernatural influences.
The Messianic Christian message was specifically targeted, but other relgious endeavors did not excape the wrath of not conforming as many readers have attested to here.
When Islam's final bastion of the Ottoman Empire was quieted, Islam was in a recession of ideological reasoning as to why it could not complete the ummah and in the modern context, Islamism appeared to take up that task, though imperfect in its execution; which is where adherents with radical tendencies such as ISIS/ISIL appear to take up the perceived slack. It is no longer an East versus West battle of ideological conflicts, but that does not abate the antagonisms that are attendant and if the politcos cannot see past that, then appeasing the Islamic tendencies of any of the combatants will be constantly breaching the peace since they have no other way of expressing their evil intentions.

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