The Muslim Next Door

312H The Muslim Next Door

In today's world of conflict and change, no one can escape the reality that Islam is spreading very fast.  Since 9/11, the Muslim population has doubled in the USA.  Muslims are building mosques and Islamic centers throughout the country.  There is an increasing fear among Americans of the imminent threat of terrorism by Mulims in America.  What does Islam teach about terrorism?  What is Jihad?  What does Islam teach about Christians and Jesus?  What are the basic beliefs of Muslims?  Are all Muslims extremists?  How about the ones living among us?  Do Muslims hate non-Muslims (specifically Christians and Jews)?  Is Islam a religion of peace?  These and many other questions will be answered in this class by looking at the Islamic literature.