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Religions 2014, 5(3), 700-702; doi:10.3390/rel5030700

Islam, Immigration, and Identity: An Introduction

Department of Religion, Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101 USA
Received: 1 August 2014 / Accepted: 1 August 2014 / Published: 8 August 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Islam, Immigration, and Identity)
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It has been two decades since Samuel P. Huntington, a Harvard political scientist, first published his famous essay, “The Clash of Civilizations?” [1]. In the essay, and later in his book with the same title (minus the question mark) [2], Huntington argues that conflict in the post-Cold War era will be driven largely by irreconcilable cultural and religious differences, particularly in regards to Islam and the West. The conflict between these two civilizations, while not new, is bound to persist in large part because Islam is prone to violence. Much of the global conflict that exists in the modern world, observes Huntington, involves Muslims. It is for this reason that he states so bluntly: “Islam has bloody borders” ([1], p. 35). [...] View Full-Text
Keywords: Islam; Muslims; Islam and the West; immigration; Islamophobia; Clash of Civilizations; multiculturalism; Sharia Islam; Muslims; Islam and the West; immigration; Islamophobia; Clash of Civilizations; multiculturalism; Sharia
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