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By Nassef Manabilang Adiong

Diplomacy and Islam: varied views provides the belief of discovering a center means or universal flooring of realizing among our bodies of information conceived from assorted hemispheres of the realm; particularly, diplomacy (IR), a social technology self-discipline conceived within the united kingdom and the U.S. (the West), and Islam or Islamic experiences which was once conceived within the Arab global and constructed in Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia and plenty of non-Arab nations. The ebook is split into major sections; the 1st being normal views from varied backgrounds or instances bearing on Islam. the second one half particularly examines Turkey, providing quite a few views at the importance of this state and its democratic event. The contributions integrated during this quantity variety from discussions at the Islamic veil and its linked stereotypes to an editorial on Islamic feminism. different matters mentioned contain the problems of Muslim integration, Turkey's diplomacy, and Islam's courting with democracy, as well as a biographical illustration of the present Minister of overseas Affairs of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu, detailing his scholarship and its impression on Turkey's international coverage. This edited ebook is a part of the mission-vision of the IR-IS examine Cohort, a web neighborhood drawn to comparative study among diplomacy and Islamic experiences.

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The appearance was also targeted, and the encouragement process was supported with laws. K. Atatürk‘s appearance in his meetings, where he encouraged society in wearing a “western style” hat, as was mentioned by Cagaptay (2006). With this implementation, any kind of religious costume was prohibited (such as cassocks, and turban cloths, cübbe and sarık in Turkish), and the Muslim women were discouraged to wear an Islamic veil. The Hat Law was just one of the implementations in which the state intervened related to the appearance of the society toward instituting laicization, and Westernism in the public sphere, as was expressed by Çinar (op cit, 57).

According to the system, the non-Muslim groups were defined as other ‘millet’s (literally, nation) within a religion-based system as a result of the lack of nationalist identities, and they were entirely free to practice their religion and cultural 42 Chapter Two rituals. Besides, they were free to establish their own educational system as well, with a condition to pay a special tax which forms a significant part of the total empire revenue (Atasoy, 2009:38). These non-Muslim religious groups were; Greek-Orthodox, Jews, and Armenians.

67 The Shah’s regime took advantage of these cosmetic Islamic components to mislead the people and to enhance its legitimacy. 68 Khomeini endorsed a “government by jurists,” led by the ulama. This institution ran parallel to the civil order and assumed the character of an Islamic government. 71 As such, Khomeini’s message emphasized the need for Iranian nationalism to position itself separate from the West and speak for itself. 72 Islam became the actor of liberation, the liberating authority, to change the revolutionary fight for society, rather than the state.

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