Islam and Western Culture Descriptive Essay by Nicky

Islam and Western Culture
Presents the basic tenets of Islam from a Muslim perspective.
# 148464 | 2,652 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 26, 2011 in Religion and Theology (Islam) , Sociology (Multiculturalism)

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This paper takes a look at Islam in Western culture today, focusing on the experience of Turkey and Germany. The paper was written by a religious Muslim, who makes several quotes from the Qu'ran highlighting the intrinsic peaceful nature of this religion. It goes on the describe Islamic religious views and how they may be misinterpreted as fanaticism. It also discusses the dangers of Islamic fundamentalism.

From the Paper:

"The texts of the Muslim holy book basically claim that whoever is not with me is against me. The role of the Muslim believer is to impose a new world order according to the will of Allah. A strange ethics system is promoted, one according to which war and murder are allowed since they serve a noble purpose. People are encouraged to commit terrorist acts which are considered acts of honour which will get them a pass for paradise."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Fitna, part 1, retrieved may 3,2009 from
  • Fitna, part 2, retrieved may3,2009 from
  • Gokturk,D., Gramling, David, Kaes,Anton. Germany in transit. University of California Press. 2007
  • Hardy, Roger. Islam in Turkey: odd one out, September 26,2003 retrieved May 3,2009 from
  • Kili, Suna. Islam and secularism in contemporary Turkey. In Voice of Ataturk, retrieved May 3, 2009 from

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