Political Ideology - Arab nationalism

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Dorra
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Arab nationalism is an ideology that was famous in the last century with the egyptian president "Gamal Abd Nasser". It is about making the arab nations united.
lazarony
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lazarony 30 United States CholericSanguine ESTJ 8w7 503C
The problem with the ideology is that it is ambiguously defined, likely due to many political leaders of Arab countries using it to suit their own purposes, instead of whatever the original intent may have been. In general, the connotation with which I am most familiar is the unification of Arab states as one nation, which is supported by similarities in cultural, historical, religious, and lingual background; there was, for a significant time period in the first half of the 20th century, the complimentary idea that Westernization was "marring" that heritage, and that in order to become a successful unified Arab state, Western influence had to be curbed, or even eliminated entirely. Still, other Arab political leaders supported Western influence in the form of education, economics, and even foreign policy, while trying to maintain their own internal identity as an Arab nation.

Just curious, where do you stand on this spectrum?
wea111
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Could I just point out that Christianity has done basically the same thing. First it split from Judaism to create Christianity, then it split again in to protestant and catholic, and then it split in to many others such as puritans and Mormons. In fact it seems like Christianity is the worst religion for this because they can't even seem to decide what acts would get you condemned to hell.
lazarony
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lazarony 30 United States CholericSanguine ESTJ 8w7 503C
Well, for one, simply being born condemns you to hell for original sin, but let's please not get into that here.

Secondly, Arab nationalism isn't a religion, it's a political ideology, so bringing religion into it isn't really appropriate.
Dorra
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Well, I did not understand completly what you said, just a question, and please don't get it wrong : you're american, what is your relation with Arab nationalism O_o
lazarony
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lazarony 30 United States CholericSanguine ESTJ 8w7 503C
I find most political matters intriguing, and have done research on Arab Nationalism in the past (and after reading your description of the aspect here on FH, decided to brush up on it before commenting). Is your implication that, because I'm American, I have no business thinking about or discussing the political ideology of Arab Nationalism? That seems rather discriminatory...

Either way, to sum up my question: the two most distinct branches of Arab Nationalism (though both are largely dead as far as movement on the political scene goes) were A) Cutting off Western influence in order to establish a pure Arab nation, and B) Maintaining Western influence in realms from which a unified Arab nation would benefit, while "trimming the fat" in others aspects. To which of those branches of the generalized ideology do you relate more?
Dorra
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No, please don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to be discriminatory or something. I'm juste surpirised, because I never saw an american paying attention to this.

And, I think I'm more the B branche. I mean cutting off western influence won't help the arab nations, at all...