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Fundamental Islamists believe in a very specific world order...that God's law should influence everything, from our government to our social interactions. They say that capitalism is immoral. And, as we saw last month, there are some who are willing to die or kill to bring about this vision.

What exactly is the fundamentalist Islamic view of the world? And how does the West fit in?

Guests:

Frank Vogel, Director of Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School;

Timur Kuran, Professor of Islamic Thought and Culture, University of Southern California;

Scott Peterson of the Christian Science Monitor reports from Afghanistan.

This program aired on October 9, 2001.

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