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The Arabs, Islam and Globalization

June 29, 2006

Middle East Policy Council

By Fauzi Najjar


Fauzi Najjar discusses the cultural implications of globalization for Islam as viewed by Muslims, in particular the Islamists, who express the greater suspicion of this development and, instead, seek to promote an Islamic universalism that, in their view, is superior to any cultural paradigm imposed by the Christian West. In addition to focusing on globalization from an Islamist point of view, he also presents the views of moderate Arabs and Muslims, who entertain a more open, yet critical and cautious attitude toward globalization.

Dr. Najjar is professor emeritus at the Center for Integrative Studies, College of Social Science, Michigan State University.

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