In seven pages Middle East terrorism is examined in a discussion of Osama bin Laden's ideologies and the dominant role played by radical followers of Islam. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.
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in the world, has come to be almost synonomous with the word terrorism. Indeed, the names of Islamic leaders such as Ayatollah Komeini, Saddam Hussein, and Osama Bin Laden
leap out as us as names which encapsulate the very concept of terrorism. While the horrors of the September 11, 2001 destruction of the World Trade Center and
the subsequent attack on the Pentagon ourselves symbolize rare acts of terrorism on American soil, terrorism is a common occurrence in the Middle East. Terrorism in the middle east
revolves around the societal conditions which are in place and the ideologies of militant Islamics alike. To understand terrorism, we must understand Islam.
Islam is a religion which has been both impacted by and greatly impacts its culture. In addition, there are a number of different views of Islamic precepts both
within and outside the religion. Because of the recent world invents, and in particular because of the recent acts of terrorism in the U.S.. we as a nation are
becoming more sensitive to the manner in which a religion such as Islam can interact with cultural conditions to translate into a difference in the way that religion is practiced
and interpreted. Growing rapidly in popularity, Islam is in fact spreading across the world. Because of this rapid spread it
is particularly sensitive to cultural deviations in its practice. In the recent turmoil surrounding the September 11, 2001 destruction of the World Trade Center and the subsequent attack on
the Pentagon by Islamic terrorist we have seen Islam portrayed as a radical religions which pits Arab against American in a struggle for world control. On closer inspection, however,