Journey into Islam

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Is there a clash of civilizations between the Western and Islamic worlds? Akbar Ahmed, Islamic studies professor at American University, was concerned there was. And so, after the events of September 11, he left America for the Muslim world to create a dialogue between Muslims and non-Muslims. Journey into Islam recounts his efforts to build mutual understanding.

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Akbar Ahmed

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Hello LEONARD. I found the discussion very stimulating. Particularly because I have published a book called ALNOOR MEETS GEORGE WASHINGTON, dealing with the theme of harmony between Islam and America. If you talk to Prof. Akbar Ahmed, you could give him my e mail perhaps. Thanks. TEJANI

Aug. 23 2007 01:02 PM
Trevor from LIC

Although the ascendant hardline Muslims may be intolerant and violent, perhaps less Muslims would feel alienated from the West if the Bush administration, American multinationals and other Western conglomerates that push "free market" ideology at any cost to developing nations would own up to committing humanitarian atrocities for the past fifty years, more understanding would be possible.

Aug. 22 2007 01:52 PM
Trevor from LIC

To some extent, the developments in Islamic finance represent compromise between Muslims and the Western capitalist system. How many typical Muslims of the Mideast know about Islamic finance, and do they think highly of it?

Aug. 22 2007 01:26 PM

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