Prior to September 11th, Islam was not a topic that most Americans thought too much about. Now, with the ancient religion at the core of the hatred towards the United States, Americans are rushing to learn more about the Middle Eastern religion. Tonight, in the final installment of our series looking 10 years into the future, an examination of the relationship between Islam and the Western world. Can Islam co-exist with Western ideals and modernity? How can the U.S. win over the hearts of the Muslim world?
Fawaz Gerges, Professor of Middle East studies and international affairs at Sarah Lawrence College
This program aired on November 9, 2001.