Sunday, September 10, 2006

Islam: What the West Needs to Know

Distributor: Quixotic Media
(This is also the website for the film)
Date: 2006
See: July 2006, at Landmark E-Street Washington DC
Director: Gregory M. Davis, Bryan Daly
Rating: Not rated by MPAA. But if it were rated, it would probably receive a PG-13.
Length: About 95 min.

Speakers: Walid Shoebat, Robert Spencer, Serge Trifkovic

This film presents interviews and discussions by various scholars on Islam, and presents the controversial viewpoint that Islamic ideology, taken literally out of the Qur'an, seems to promote aggression against non-Islamic, western societies.

This interpretation is certainly debatable. We also know about other scholars who maintain that much of the "gripe" of radical Islam is based on historical abuses of Islamic lands rather than specific resentment of western individualism and modernism.

The film does discuss nihlistic ideology and traces it to apparent ideas in Islamic thought.

I am listing and giving references and links to this movie out of a desire to inform the reader of this viewpoint. I do not necessary subscribe to it personally.

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