It’s Not About Religion. And Yet …

Authored by: Leena El-Ali

The Ashgate Research Companion to Religion and Conflict Resolution

Print publication date:  November  2012
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9781409410898
eBook ISBN: 9781315613505
Adobe ISBN: 9781317041832


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To many of us, one of the unfortunate aspects of 9/11 is that the Western public discourse surrounding it soon became dominated by a discussion of Islam. People began to ask: does the religion encourage violence? Can a pious Muslim be a peaceful one? Is Islam compatible with democracy? And so on.

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