“The capitalist view of development is coupled with a transition from traditional society and culture to a ‘modernized’ one through which traditional beliefs and practices are required to be replaced by modern, secular values, and ‘techno-culture’. On the contrary, Islam rejects the secular concept of divide between ‘sacred’ and ‘profane’ and duality in ‘religious’ and ‘worldly’ affairs. It looks on life holistically, especially its socio-economic and political aspects.”
Opinions abound regarding the condition of Muslim communities in America after the terrorist attacks of September 11th , 2001
An American intellectual analyses how the West sees Islam and Islamism.
Many scholars classify the Islamic World into six cultural zones: the Arab world; sub-Saharan Africa; the Turkish zone, including Central Asia and even central Europe; the Persian Gulf; South Asia; and Southeast Asia or the Malay zone
In Islam, the conditions for use of force are clearly laid down and Muslims can resort to it only in strict compliance with defined moral principles. The view that Islam views all non-Islamic territories as enemies is not true.
No doubt US unilateralism is today a reality. The developments witnessed during last more than a decade are indicative of such an emerging scenario.