Category Archives: Aslan Annotation

Framing Sageman’s account of how terrorists are made

While doing mid term grades, I came across this passage in one of the Aslan reflective essays that I think warrants sharing: [Aslan writes:] A cosmic war transforms those who should be considered butchers and thugs into soldiers sanctioned by … Continue reading

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Chapter 4 Group 4 (Continued)

  p. 86 “This is a modern fantasy constructed primarily upon the pseudo historical musings of the Calvinist theologian Rousas John Rushdoony, whose best-selling books The Messianic Character of American Education and Intellectual Schizophrenia launched the Christian nationalist movement in … Continue reading

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Chapter 4 and Chapter 6-group 4

COSMIC BATTLE: “In the evangelical imagination, such wars are not merely conflicts between armies and nations; they are cosmic battles between the forces of good, represented by America, and the forces of evil, represented by America’s enemies.” Pg. 94 Ch. … Continue reading

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Chapter 5 and 6—Group 5

CHAPTER FIVE Fortner: Munafiq “Munafiq is the term reserved for Arab tribes that joined the Muslim community, but only for political or material gain, and ultimately abandoned the new faith and returned to their old tribal ways (Aslan 101).” “Munafiq … Continue reading

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Group 1- Chapters 1 and 6 Reading Guide

Ariel Harper pg. 16 “ In 2006, when Palestinians were offered their first taste of a free and fair election, they voted overwhelmingly for the religious nationalists of Hama over the more secular yet seemingly inept politicians of Fatah, the … Continue reading

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Chapter 6; Group 2

Christina Zaranka: Page 130: “The European Union is an unprecedented geopolitical realignment the likes of which has not been seen since the end of the Roman Empire.” Roman Empire: “The empire centered at the city of Rome, in what is … Continue reading

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Chapter 2

Christina Zaranka Pages 34-45: “Herod’s greatest achievement was the restoration and expansion of the Temple of Jerusalem…” Temple of Jerusalem: “Either of two temples that were at the centre of worship and national identity in ancient Israel. When David captured … Continue reading

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Chapter 3 Hornbaker

Chapter 3 Hornbaker: 1. Zadok was a High Priest of the Temple.  He was the head of the temple.  With the help of Judas the Galilean and the first-century historian Flavius Josephus they founded the Fourth Philosophy.  He believed that … Continue reading

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Chapter 6 – Group 4

Cavalleri p.130 “The European Union is an unprecedented geopolitical realignment the like of which has not been since the end of the Roman Empire.” European Union: An alliance of 27 European countries established in 1993 following the acceptance of the … Continue reading

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Chapter 4 – Group 4

Cavalleri   p.80 “Within hours of the army’s taking of the Temple, bulldozers began destroying Palestinian homes in front of the Wailing Wall, making it accessible to Jews for the first time in centuries.” Wailing Wall: A sacred place, and … Continue reading

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