Write 5 pages with APA style on Political Cultural Perspective Of Islam And West. Social, cultural and religious issues have always remained a dividing line between the Islamic and the Western countries. Uneven development of social issues and the recent clash of globalization have added to this partition. In spite of the Western participation in the issues of the Islamic countries, mostly the Middle East, no sweet bonding between the two civilizations has been revealed. The Islamic nations like Iran and Syria are actually being considered the storehouse of war weapons and are in the full mood to enter into war with the West especially, the US.
According to the innumerable number of Muslim and non-Muslim scholars Islamic societies, like other world cultures influenced by traditional religions are reacting to the global transformation taking place. The reaction is a combination of anguish, denials, and social tensions. Like Christianity or Judaism, Hinduism or Buddhism, Islam has been adopted for various reasons, from modernism to traditionalism, liberalism to conservatism, which may have nothing to do with its origination transcendent, message of unity and equality before God.
Nourishment of humanitarian acts like terrorism in the terra firma of the Middle East reveals an expression of rebellious nature for the West. It cannot be denied that the 11th September terrorists’ attack was actually an attempt of the Islamic communities to instigate the Western powers.
The world will soon enter a phase when there will be wars not on the basis of ideology or economy, but on the ground of conflicting cultures (Huntington). The differentiating factors of Islamic and Western civilization are history, culture, language, tradition, and religion (Huntington). Individuals of these two civilizations possess diverse outlook towards the relations between God and man.