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Unformatted text preview: Communication Studies 122 March 3, 2008 Lecture 22 1. Secularization and secularism 2. The Islamic reformation 3. Violence and Islam: the historical record 4. democracy in Islamic world : Iran and Afghanistan 5. Complexities of Muslim violence 6. State terrorism and our own violence Missed 10 min. Secularization - when you have a religious foundation but also have pluralism Dogmatic secularism Secularizing without being secularist (US is a secularizing country because religion and the moral values are the basis of the system) - Christian foundation in Constitution but the US is based on pluralism There is a separation between church and state Islam is going through secularization but not becoming secularist - Islam was always committed to religious pluralism The people want democracy but the religious leaders do not Democracy found on pluralism and secularization Fundamental religious duty to protect human rights if you are Muslim Islamic reformation...
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