The Struggle Within Islam

Number 21529
Subject Religion
Source Time
State New York
Year 2004
Publication Date September 13, 2004
Summary Powell draws from all over the Islamic world for this story. It profiles the family of Mohammed Shakr, whose son is edging toward fundamentalism and jihad. Powell takes a look at the "civil war" that has raged within Islam for years, intesifying since 9/11. Powell finds that "the number of Muslims expounding radical beliefs is clearly growing; the global war on terrorism has fueled perceptions that Islam is under attack; and America's war in Iraq has made it more difficult for patient voices inside Islamic states to be heard."
Category Contest Entry
Pages 17
Keywords Islam;Jihad;Muslim;Sunni;Shiite;Osama bin Laden;9/11
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