What a billion Muslims really think

03/06/08 Mitch E. Perry
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In the new book, Who Speaks for Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think? authors Dalia Mogahed and John Esposito use interviews from tens of thousands of residents of more than 35 nationas that are predominantly Muslim or have large Muslim populations.

Among the questions that Gallup poll posed were: Is Islam to blame for terrorism? Why is there so much anti-Americanism in the Muslim world? What do Muslim women really want?

Author John Esposito writes that Westernized advocacy of women’s issues is often viewed suspiciously because feminism was used historically to justify colonialism.

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