Issue 345 of New Internationalist

Reader-owned global journalism

May 2002

Islam: resistance and reform

Islam seems to be constantly at loggerheads with the West. Even before 9/11, Muslims were generally viewed as enemies of Western 'freedom' and 'progress'. Is there more to Islam than violence and bigotry, fanaticism and despotism, oil and turmoil? Can Islam, a great faith and civilization with a glorious history, reconcile itself with the 21st century?


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