By Bat Ye'or

The scope and the subject matter of the publication is to research the trendy political traits and methods which are resulting in significant alterations in Western civilization, the US integrated, because the OIC procedure objectives the US additionally. studying from the eu adventure is important for american citizens. furthermore this evolution is inscribed within the old move of Islamic theology and expansionism. it's not fortuitous however it has its personal theological and political constitution that needs to be recognized within the West if we want to stay in a relaxed international.

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As Karagiannis has noted, before the rise of Bulgarian nationalism, the Pomaks were simply a part of the continuum of the Islamic world. ”130 To be sure, the development of a distinct Pomak identity was also strongly impacted by the development of Turkish ethnicity in Bulgaria, which was achieved with outside influence from Turkey and in the context of a struggle between pro-Kemalists and Islamic conservatives within the Turkish community. Because of the secular impulse of the explicitly language-based Turkish nationalism, the Pomaks were not targeted for incorporation in the Turkish nation.

30] Rediscovering the Umma In contrast to the Turkish Muslims in Bulgaria and in other post-Ottoman nation-states in the Balkans, who differ from the majority populations both religiously and linguistically, Muslims in Bosnia are Slavs, who speak the same language as their non-Muslim neighbors, Orthodox Serbs and Catholic Croats. Over the last centuries, religion was the main marker of differentiation among the three groups, and it gradually crystallized into a major component of their respective nation-building projects.

As Vedat Ahmed told me, “When in the 1970s the names of the Pomaks were changed, Turks would say that this befell the Pomaks because they were not real Muslims. ”141 During a workshop on religion and ethnic prejudices and stereotypes in Bulgaria, which I organized in May 2009, one of the Turkish participants told the group that in his younger years his grandmother used to advise him never to marry a Bulgarian. ” [26] Rediscovering the Umma Identity Shifts since 1989 The fall of communism dramatically challenged Pomak self-perceptions.

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