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The Resource Islam and democracy, by Julie Gal, (electronic resource)

Islam and democracy, by Julie Gal, (electronic resource)

Label
Islam and democracy
Title
Islam and democracy
Statement of responsibility
by Julie Gal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With fundamentalism sweeping the Islamic world, is there a chance for a moderate, democratic voice to be heard? This disturbing film captures the intensity of Islamic fundamentalists and the willingness of extremists to eliminate anyone with an opposing point of view. While not all fundamentalists call for violence, less militant groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood are intransigent in their ultimate aim of eliminating minorities, establishing theocracies in the Middle East, and overthrowing Israel. The filmmaker obtained a rare interview with Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman before the World Trade Center bombing. In it, the Sheik applauds the assassination of Farag Foda, a spokesman for Egyptian democracy, who was gunned down shortly after he was interviewed in this film. The Sheik also calls for the "extermination" of Mubarak s regime. Candid interviews with Arab leaders, including President Mubarak of Egypt and King Hussein of Jordan, acknowledge the difficulties of having a Western style democracy in countries where so many are illiterate and impoverished. In addition, a strict adherence to the Koran precludes such democratic principles as minority and women s rights. American Congressman Lee Hamilton, Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Edward P. Djerejian and others offer a broader perspective to one of the world s most explosive issues
Awards note
Middle East Studies Association, 1994
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gal, Julie
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
58
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islam and politics
  • Islam
  • Middle East
Target audience
general
Label
Islam and democracy, by Julie Gal, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1646862
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1646862/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (59 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209941
  • (OCoLC)747797859
Video recording format
other
Label
Islam and democracy, by Julie Gal, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1646862
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1646862/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (59 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209941
  • (OCoLC)747797859
Video recording format
other

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