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Unformatted text preview: Communication Studies 122 March 3, 2008 Lecture 22 Ÿ 1. Secularization and secularism Ÿ 2. The Islamic reformation Ÿ 3. Violence and Islam: the historical record Ÿ 4. “democracy” in Islamic world : Iran and Afghanistan Ÿ 5. Complexities of Muslim violence Ÿ 6. State terrorism and our own violence Ÿ Missed 10 min. Ÿ Secularization - when you have a religious foundation but also have pluralism Ÿ Dogmatic secularism Ÿ 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 Ÿ There is a separation between church and state Ÿ Islam is going through secularization but not becoming secularist - Islam was always committed to religious pluralism Ÿ The people want democracy but the religious leaders do not Ÿ Democracy found on pluralism and secularization Ÿ Fundamental religious duty to protect human rights if you are Muslim Ÿ Islamic reformation...
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- Winter '08
- Islam, Al-Qaeda, Islamic reformation