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  Most Westerners have been--and remain--ignorant of the basic tenets of Islam, despite the fact that it is the second-largest religion in the world and despite the high profile of Islamic extremism in the news.
  Islam began with the proclamations of the Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century. From that point began an amazing, colorful, and complex history, some of which is touched upon in the articles in this section.
  Just as each Christian country displays its own unique culture, molded on the wheel of its history and geography, so each Islamic country has a culture that is uniquely its own--vibrant, colorful, and enchanting.
  The arts have flourished worldwide in all periods of human history, and Islam, no less than any other culture, has produced (and is producing) its own breathtaking aesthetic creations...
  In every nationality, ethnic group, and religion, certain remarkable people emerge as leaders and stand out as persons of exceptional character or intellect. It is no different with Islam.
  The bread and butter of the news media is the ebb and flow and hurly-burly of global politics. And the Muslim world certainly provides reporters and editors with no shortage of juicy stories to publish, broadcast...
  Just as Christian theological principles are often applied to a spate of policy issues--resulting in such phenomena as the pro-life movement, the anti-capital-punishment campaign, and human rights activism...
  No collection of articles on Islam would be complete without a consideration of the terrorism issue. While Islam is not about terrorism, bearing about as much connection with it as today's Christianity...
  Women have been viewed and treated as second-class citizens--even chattel--by all cultures throughout history. This set of articles examines both the condition of women in some traditional Muslim societies today
  The lands of Islam can be beautiful and breathtaking, startling and sensual. These articles provide you with an itinerary of a sampling of the Muslim world. They take you from teeming marketplaces in Egypt...
  Books examining the world of Islam have proliferated in recent years. Some are good, others superficial or sloppy. This section contains a shelf-ful of really good ones, both fiction (by Muslim authors) and nonfiction.
  It's difficult to understand the reason for the depth and ferocity of the anti-U.S. hostility in the world today without, to quote the old saying, "walking a mile in another man's shoes."
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