The Faith Within
The image of Islam in the western world, far from being flattering, is defined by frenzied fanaticism, intolerance of liberal ideas and entrenched in mindless violence. While there are many attempts by both Muslims and non-Muslims to change these stereotypes the idea that Muslims are barbaric, backward, chauvinistic and far away from contemporary thought, continues to predominate. Even for many moderate Muslims, especially the younger generation, the dilemma is whether Islam can be reconciled with modern thought and contemporary lifestyles.
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