In this program, Bill Moyers and experts discuss the religion of Islam - its history, sectarian divisions, core beliefs, and use by Arab politicians as a legitimizing force. Distortions of the Islamic image in the American media are discussed. Holy War - jihad - is defined and put into context.
Religion in the Arab World (1:21) -- Negative Perceptions of Islam (1:45) -- Deliberate Defamation of Muslims (2:35) -- Incidents of Paradox in Religion (0:58) -- Defining Islam (0:43) -- Defining "Jihad" (1:33) -- Functions of Islam in War (1:49) -- One Christian's Perspective on Islam (1:02) -- Development of Islamic World (1:06) -- Religious Appeals as Political Tools (3:13) -- Muslims in Opposition to Arab Governments (2:08) -- Arab Criticisms of the West (1:48) -- Negative Western Images in Arab World (1:51) -- Muslim Morality (0:40) -- Coexisting Progressive & Fundamentalist Ideals in Arab States (1:13) -- Understanding Islam (1:25) -- Credits: The Image of God (1:14)
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