100 Questions About Islam

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  1. What are the differences between Sunni and Shia Muslims?

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    Abbas Barzegar gives a history of Sunni and Shia Muslims and recalls that their separation stems from a difference in beliefs about the events that followed the Prophet Mohammed's passing.

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    • What are the sources of conflict between Islam and the Western World?

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      Political conflicts in the Middle East and perceived political hegemony and cultural or religious disrespect by the West are the driving sources of tension felt by Muslim-majority nations towards…

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      • What is the threat of Islamophobia?

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        Melody Moezzi explains why Islamophobia threatens the communities in which it is present because of the discrimination it engenders. Interview and video editing by Danny Matteson.

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        • What is Islamophobia and where has it come from?

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          Sarah Joseph talks of how the fear and concern of Islam in the West has turned to dislike and active anti-Muslim rhetoric by some. Interview and video editing by Yaryna Klimchak

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          • What is Sharia law?

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            Muqtedar Khan suggests that people who fear Sharia law have based their understanding of a few narrow examples illustrated the Taliban, when most Sharia law is already exhibited in the values and…

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            • Why do Muslim women wear the hijab?

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              Sarah Joseph talks of some of the misunderstandings about wearing the hijab while offering her reasons for own reasons for doing so. Interview and video editing by Yaryna Klimchak

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              • Are Muslims integrated into Western society yet?

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                Riem Spielhaus addresses the common misconception that Muslims are not integrated into Western societies. Interview and video editing by Emoke Bebiak.

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                • What do polling data reveal about Muslim values?

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                  For the past decade, data have shown that Muslims most admire liberty and democracy and technology about the West. So why do we still talk of a "clash of civilizations"? Interview and video…

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                  • What is Salafism?

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                    Jonathan Brown talks about Salafism, and the beliefs and practices of Salafists. He describes why they are often misperceived by those in the West to be Islamic terrorists.

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                    • Why is it important to have informed commentary?

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                      Emmanuel Kattan, Project Manager for Our Shared Future, discusses the role of experts in public discourse on Muslims. Interview and video editing by Emoke Bebiak.

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                      • What is the role of secularism in the Muslim world?

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                        Nader Hashemi talks about the West's positive association with secularism, which is not necessarily shared in the Muslim world. Interview and video editing by Emoke Bebiak.

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                        • Can Muslims in Europe be thought of as one community?

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                          Riem Spielhaus discusses the disconnect between Muslim and non-Muslim perceptions of European Muslims. Interview and video editing by Emoke Bebiak.

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                          100 Questions About Islam

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                          Current debates about integration, religious freedom and cultural diversity highlight growing levels of tensions between Muslim and non-Muslim communities in the US and Europe—most of which are founded on a lack of information.

                          For that reason, we have set out to provide a range of answers to questions at the heart of relations between Muslims and non-Muslims today. For example, what is Sharia law? What is the role of religion in the public space? And how have the Arab Spring revolutions begun to change that? What values do Muslim and non-Muslims share? Are we really so different, after all?


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                          Current debates about integration, religious freedom and cultural diversity highlight growing levels of tensions between Muslim and non-Muslim communities in the US and Europe—most of which are founded on a lack of information.

                          For that reason, we have set out to provide a range of answers to questions at the heart of relations between Muslims and non-Muslims today. For example, what is Sharia law? What is the role of religion in the public space? And how have the Arab Spring revolutions begun to change that? What values do Muslim and non-Muslims share? Are we really so different, after all?

                          This is a joint project between the British Council's Our Shared Future program, the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Georgetown University's Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, featuring members of the Our Shared Future Opinion Leaders Network.

                          The videos on this website reflect the personal views of the participants. This project was made possible in part by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The British Council, the Carnegie Corporation and our partners bear no responsibility for the content of the interviews or the views expressed by participants in the 100 Questions About Islam project.

                          Content may not be rebroadcast or republished on any other channel or website without the consent of the British Council and UN Alliance of Civilizations. To request consent, please contact Kara Hadge at kara.hadge@britishcouncil.org.

                          For more information on each of these programs, visit the following websites:

                          oursharedfuture.org
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                          journalism.missouri.edu/
                          acmcu.georgetown.edu

                          For biographies of the interviewees, visit this page: britishcouncil.org/new/society/belief-in-dialogue/our-shared-future/Our-Network/Our-Shared-Future-Opinion-Leaders-Network/.

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