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ISLAM VS. ISLAM ROUNDTABLE
Islam Roundtable
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July 12, 2002

At a recent Aspen Institute seminar on Islam and the West moderated by Moyers, eight distinguished journalists and scholars from around the world came together to discuss their own reactions to the destruction of the World Trade Center towers and what subsequent events reveal about Islam's contradictions.

In a penetrating conversation steered by many different points of view, the panel draws distinctions between the behavior of Muslims and the teachings of Islam and articulates the difference between terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda and fundamentalist political groups. They debate the clash of Islam with a modern world and how the Koran can be reconciled with democracy and a viable economy.

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These eight journalists and scholars - among them Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Agnostics, began by talking about their own reaction to September 11. And as they moved on found themselves discussing what events since 9/11 reveal about Islam's own contradictions.

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