Islam and the West

Muslim Voices of Dialogue
  • John L. Esposito
  • John O. Voll
Part of the Culture and Religion in International Relations book series (CRIR)


Conflict and dialogue are frequently seen as the alternatives in relations between Islam and the West. In the months following the destruction of the World Trade Center by terrorists on it September 2001, conflict visions received much attention. The words of Muslims like Usama bin Ladin, who proclaim the necessity of violent conflict with the West, gained high visibility and were regularly repeated in the global mass media. Those Muslim voices advocating violent jihad were frequently matched by continuing Western pronouncements of a “clash of civilizations.”


Islamic Republic Muslim World Islamic Movement Deputy Prime Minister Secularization Theory 
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© Pavlos Hatzopoulos and Fabio Petito 2003

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  • John L. Esposito
  • John O. Voll

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