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When you wear a hijab in Kansas

When you wear a hijab in Kansas | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
An American Muslim in Kansas tries to claim her place in her own country
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A great look at the clash of cultural values within the American "melting pot".

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What Islamic scholars have to say about attacking civilians

What Islamic scholars have to say about attacking civilians | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
  IMAGES of jihadists sanctifying God with their bloodshed are so rife on the internet and in the media that for many detractors of Islam the religion and...
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The Origins Of The Shiite-Sunni Split

The Origins Of The Shiite-Sunni Split | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The division between Islam's Shiite minority and the Sunni majority is deepening across the Middle East. The split occurred soon after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, nearly 1,400 years ago.
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In the first majority-Muslim U.S. city, residents tense about its future

In the first majority-Muslim U.S. city, residents tense about its future | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The same city has elected a majority-Muslim city council.
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Watch: The incredible spread of the world's 5 major religions

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The world's five major religions were literally thousands of years in the making.
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An Annotated Map of Today's Protests and of the 'Muslim World' via @APHumanGeog

An Annotated Map of Today's Protests and of the 'Muslim World' via @APHumanGeog | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The violent backlash against the American film is taking place in Muslim societies, but it doesn't seem to correlate with Islam's reach.

 

This is a good reminder that the generalizing about "all Muslims" is as inaccurate as generalization about "all Christians" or any other group.  The world and people are much more nuanced than that. 

 

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Martin Daumiller's comment, September 16, 2012 2:53 AM
The map is slightly poor. 100% and more world muslim population? There is a great mix-up between muslims living in a country and percentage of muslims living in a country, therefore turning the U.S., Russia, etc. also into the discussion.
Also there is a distinction between not-protesting and not supporting the protests, which should influence the authers comparision of different mentalities.
The main idea against stereotypes and generalization is a very worthy one, but the way is article shows it is flawed.