Today's date:
 
Winter 2002



TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Comment:

Civilizations Out of Sync

After September 11
:

Osama bin Laden Has Given Common Identity Back to the West SAMUEL P. HUNTINGTON
Terror Attacks Set Back Cause of Democracy in Islam ANWAR IBRAHIM
Political Islamists Have Hijacked Arab World SHEIKH SAUD NASSER AL-SABBAH
Terrorism and the Muslim World MOHAMAD MAHATHIR
The Active Nihilism of Terror MOHAMAD KHATAMI

Islam Faces the World:

The Islamic Revolution: From the Shah to the Spice Girls MASOUMEH EBTEKAR

The Islamic Counter Reformation ABDULLAHI AHMED AN NA'IM
The Islamic Awakening's Second Wave HASSAN AL-TURABI
Osama Bin Laden:Financier of Intolerant "Desert" Islam GABER ASFOUR
Islam: The Odd Civilization Out?
MICHAEL M.J. FISCHER
The Freedom of Seduction NILUFER GOLE
Religio-Secular Society MARTIN MARTY

Islam & Scientific Slumber:

When Galileo Meets Allah
FARIDA FAOUZIA CHARFI
Slumbering Islam LESZEK KOLAKOWSKI
Islam and Scientific Fundamentalism MUNAWAR AHMED ANEES
Apostles of Novelty DANIEL J. BOORSTIN

God & Politics:

One World, Two Civilizations RYSZARD KAPUSCINSKI
After Progress in the South: Khomeini, Saddam or Migration? IMMANUEL WALLERSTEIN
God is Not a Head of State JEAN DANIEL
God and the Political Planet REGIS DEBRAY
State, Father and God in the Arab World MAHMOUD HUSSEIN
Laughing at God in North Africa TAHAR BEN JELLOUN
Can Tolerance be Born of Cruelty in the Arab World? KANAN MAKIYA