Frontline: Muslims

Frontline: Muslims

     
 

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Twenty percent of the world's population are followers of the Islamic faith, but in much of the West (especially the United States), the Muslim religion is little understood or acknowledged, and in the wake of the events of September 11, 2001, Muslims have found themselves the subjects of intense fear and scrutiny in many Western nations. Frontline: Muslims is…  See more details below

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Twenty percent of the world's population are followers of the Islamic faith, but in much of the West (especially the United States), the Muslim religion is little understood or acknowledged, and in the wake of the events of September 11, 2001, Muslims have found themselves the subjects of intense fear and scrutiny in many Western nations. Frontline: Muslims is a documentary which explores the basic tenants of the Muslim faith, and how the lessons of Islam are followed and interpreted by different people in different parts of the world, including Muslims in Egypt, Iran, Nigeria, Turkey, Malaysia, and the United States. Produced for the PBS series Frontline, Frontline: Muslims was first aired on May 9, 2002.Twenty percent of the world's population are followers of the Islamic faith, but in much of the West (especially the United States), the Muslim religion is little understood or acknowledged, and in the wake of the events of September 11, 2001, Muslims have found themselves the subjects of intense fear and scrutiny in many Western nations. Frontline: Muslims is a documentary which explores the basic tenants of the Muslim faith, and how the lessons of Islam are followed and interpreted by different people in different parts of the world, including Muslims in Egypt, Iran, Nigeria, Turkey, Malaysia, and the United States. Produced for the PBS series Frontline, Frontline: Muslims was first aired on May 9, 2002.

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Muslims account for one-fifth of the world’s population, and their faith, Islam, is the world’s second-largest and fastest-growing religion. The Frontline special Muslims offers snapshots of life in Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Egypt, Turkey, and the United States, focusing on how Muslims struggle with differing definitions of Islam’s role in their lives. The two-hour documentary is divided into three sections: Islam and the West; Islamic Belief, Law and Practice; and Women and Islam. Each section offers both a historical and contemporary perspective, drawing on interviews with leading Muslim scholars to demystify the notion of Islam as a singular force, immune to social change. During a time of escalating conflict between Islam and the West, the insights offered here are especially illuminating. For anyone seeking to better understand both the internal workings of Islamic societies and their global relations, Muslims is an invaluable resource.

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Release Date:
06/11/2002
UPC:
0715098764900
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mystic Fire Video

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