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Islam's Appeal to America

2004 Vol. 3: May/June

John Esposito, the most influential non-Muslim scholar on American Islam, at times, sounds prophetic. The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality? (1992) suggest Islam is a threat to the West--particularly America. A decade later, in Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam (2002), he says a war conducted militarily, rather than diplomatically, will lead to an increase in anti-Americanism, global instability, and bloodshed. American foreign policy, he says, is what is behind the anger and agenda of militant Muslims.

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