It turns out religious devotion itself is not the most important factor in determing the global state of relations between Muslims and the West. Rather, global Muslim-West relations are affected by the treatment of Muslims living in the West, according to a report published earlier this week by the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center. The groundbreaking inaugural Muslim-West Perceptions Index
http://vimeo.com/26684540 Can you be a good Muslim and a good American? from British Council USA on Vimeo. In a video from our 100 Questions About Islam series, Muqtedar Khan explains that being a good American and a good Muslim are not contradictory characteristics.
No recent event has done more to change perceptions of Muslims in the West than the Arab Spring. Images of young male Muslim terrorists or of Muslim women clad in burqas have yielded to those of the peaceful protestors in Tahrir Square who yearn for the kinds of values and freedoms that those in the West see as the cornerstones
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