Iraq: America in Muslim Eyes

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In November 2002, the Chronicle of Higher Education asked a number of scholars this question: “What will the world be like five years after a war with Iraq?” To mark the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war, MESH asked all of the respondents to revisit their predictions. This week, MESH is posting the responses it has received.
John L. Esposito is University Professor and Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University. In 2002, he wrote: “Five years after a U.S. war with Iraq, it is likely that the Arab world will be less democratic than more and that anti-Americanism will be stronger rather than weaker.”
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Also, although I think many of these numbers are lower than true figures, such as civilian casualties, it gives a good breakdown of the situation in Iraq.
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  1. There is one book by John L. Esposito and Dalia Mogahed – Who Speaks for Islam? which talks about how majority of Muslims view the West and Islam. Just read it this evening, but have not finish it yet. The book is geared toward westerners. It touches on issues like war in Iraq, terrorism, Muslim women, and what Muslims love and hate about the West.

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