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Mutual perceptions of Islam and the West

By Ali Murat Yel

Abstract

With the advance of Information Technology the term global ummah has become a household concept recently. This article tries to track down the main reasons for the reactions against the so-called Danish Cartoon Crisis all over the Muslim world in order to portray the common characteristics of the ummah by organising similar protests from Denmark itself to China although these Muslims are unaware of others' organisations. Today's Muslim reaction, despite their ultimate love of the Prophet, has little to do with the Prophet but it has more to do with the overall situation of the Muslims and their painful experiences of humiliation in the hands of the Western powers. I also believe that the West allows such incidents in order to define themselves against the "other" that they are trying to create after the Cold War

Topics: Global ummah, Muslim reaction, Danish Cartoon Affair, China., Political science, J, Economics as a science, HB71-74
Publisher: Fatih University
Year: 2016
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:e6c1fe6583354d8d92a16e8fddaa9384
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