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Will There Be A Clash Of Civilizations WithIslam?
Although Islam has fewer members than Christianity, in terms of practice, theyare said to be more religious. As a complete religion, guided by Allah - as theybelieve, Islam is a very different civilization than the man made ModernCivilization. It has got a distinct world view, ethos, rules and regulations, andpunishment system. However, like the election of their first caliph, Abu Bakr,some commonalities can be found. Although those Muslims, who like severalexpects of Modern Civilization, are called moderates, many Muslims refute theidea of there being a moderate Muslim.Adding fuel to fire, while Muslims rejoice in having the 'fastest growing religionin the West' and increase reverts, as they say to conversion, Europeans areworried about the rise of Muslim immigrants. In addition, along with Islam'srising influence, the West feels uncomfortable with the immigrant Muslimsadhering to their social and religious ways and asking for their religious rights.The people in the West see an unmistakable sense of rigidity amongst theMuslims. In their turn, Muslims see a rise in Islamophobia. In addition, they aresaddened by the loss of innocent Muslim lives in Palestine, Iraq, andAfghanistan. They blame both the West and Israel for this persecution.Although many Muslims have unequivocally condemned terrorism, some havetaken this to the extreme and have become terrorists. As a reaction, liberalWest finds itself changed and concerned enough to modify its own ethos of liberty.