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Jul 7, 2006 12:41 pm


What does it mean to be a Muslim today? Does Islam deserve its reputation as a patriarchal, authoritarian, and anti-Western religion? What is the role of Islam in movements for political and social change?

PBS's FRONTLINE explores these and other questions in"Muslims," a special two-hour film examining the different faces of Islam's worldwide resurgence and the fundamental tenets of the faith. Reporting from Iran, Nigeria, Egypt, Malaysia, Turkey, and the United States, and drawing on the perspectives of leading scholars of Islam, this program tells the stories of ordinary Muslims struggling to define how Islam will shape their lives and societies.

This site also provides links to a selection of background material covering Islam, Islam and democracy, the Quran, Islamic law, and Islam and the West, as well as a guide meant to provide teacher's with background information and classroom activities to assist teachers in extending the viewing experience of the film.

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