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The terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, the Afghan conflict, waves of migration and the presence of twelve million Muslims in the European Union: these are just a few of the things that have helped contribute to a growing interest in Islam, its culture, and its followers. They awaken old and new questions about a religious, cultural, and political reality that 1,200,000,000 people consider themselves a part of.
This book is the result of a series of extended interviews between an internationally acclaimed expert on Islam and two journalists who have dedicated themselves for many years to studying key themes of Islam and analyzing the coexistence between people of different faiths and cultures.
How was Islam born? What does the Koran represent for Muslims? What relationship has developed between Islam and violence, between Islamic culture and the West? How can a real integration of Islam take place in European societies? What are the conditions for a constructive encounter between Christians and Muslims?
Samir Khalil Samir–one of the world’s leading experts on Islam–responds to these questions in an in-depth interview that can help one learn and judge for oneself, without prejudice or naivete. This is a contribution in the spirit of the realism needed in order to build adequate ways of living with those who have become our new neighbors.
111 Questions on Islam: Samir Khalil Samir on Islam and the West
3 thoughts on “111 Questions on Islam: Samir Khalil Samir on Islam and the West”
111 Questions on Islam should be read by Americans and esp. Europeans if they want to get a lucid and well-written
exposition of the meaning and drives of the Islamic World Phenomenon. This book is ground-breaking in its scope and should give pause to anyone who either contemplates Islam as a potential belief system or is searching for the
underlying elements that make up the reality of Islam’s inherent drive for World Hegemony.
Rating: 5 / 5
written by journalists to present the views of someone who combined the cultural sensitivities of an Arab and the religious convictions of a Christian, this presentation of the mind of an Arab Jesuit priest impresses as balanced and perceptive. I commend it to all who wish to come to a greater understanding of the likely impact of Islam in the now half-hearted Christian or formerly Christian communities in which it is coming to have an ever increasing presence.
Peter M. Roach,
Rating: 5 / 5
I have read many books on Islam. This one is the best because
he explains how Islam plays out in the culture!
Rating: 5 / 5