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Epilogue: Muslims In The World

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The sad reality is that the image of Islam widely held in the West can only be called a caricature. It is contorted by the misleading notion that fanaticism and extremism are driving Islam's ethos and spurring Muslimhood. It seems sensible to the author to argue that Islam is what Muslims make it to be. As they mould the ambiguities of doctrine, Islam can be an instrument of peace, in the service of the best of humanitarian values, but it can also inflict abject terror and the grossest violations of human decency. An anti-Muslim perception was propagated and given scholarly credibility in its ideological foundations by Samuel Huntington's major thesis 'The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order'. Fomenting 'the war on terror', a religiously driven ideological confrontation, has become a household notion in both the Islamic and the Western world.

Keywords: anti-Muslim perception; Islamic extremism; Muslimhood; Samuel Huntington; war on terror; Western world

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