Welcome to Islam and the West!
This web site is a reincarnation of Islam Today, which was hacked a while ago. It picks up on the mission of the old site: examining political, military and cultural clashes and engagement between Islam and the West and their impact on the institutions and values of the two civilizations.
What is Islam? What is the West? Is there a “clash of civilizations” between Islam and the West? If so, why? Are Muslim “terrorism” and “extremism” a reaction to Western ideals and institutions? Or are Muslim activists and militants fighting to preserve some fulfilling values? Is Islamic civilization in decline or in the process of renewal? We invite you to explore these and related questions with us.
The site has five main features besides About. The centerpiece of Islam and the West is the blog on the Home Page. Every few days we post a new news story or commentary about some current issue or event that sheds light on relations between Islam and the West, especially on the policies, politics and outlook of actors in the two civilizations. We offer our take on these issues, and we invite you to share yours. A Comment box is provided below the blog for your contribution to the dialogue. The conversation should be free, uninhibited and vigorous. It should be civil and courteous, however. Offensive remarks and those far off the topics under review could be dropped.
The Host tab has a brief profile of the Islam and the West host, Mustafa Malik. A list of his works is archived in Archive tab. His writings are in the process of being compiled. Should you be interested in previous posts on this blog, you would find them in RSS.Islam and the West is a project in progress. We welcome your critique and suggestions for its further improvement. Please send us your input to the the Host’s e-mail address provided in Contact.
Thank you for visiting with us and sharing your thoughts.