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On the Muslim Question

Anne Norton


In the post-9/11 West, there is no shortage of strident voices telling us that Islam is a threat to the security, values, way of life, and even existence of the United States and Europe. For better or worse, “the Muslim question” has become the great question of our time. It is a question bound up with others—about freedom of speech, terror, violence, human rights, women's dress, and sexuality. Above all, it is tied to the possibility of democracy. This book demolishes the notion that there is a “clash of civilizations” between the West and Islam. What is really in question, the book argues, i ... More

Keywords: democracy, Islam, freedom of speech, human rights, Muslims, liberty, equality, fraternity, clash of civilizations, West

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691157047
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691157047.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Norton, author
University of Pennsylvania