Encyclopedia Article

Study & Research Islam

This Study Guide consists of approximately 149 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Islam.
This section contains 1,627 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Islam Encyclopedia Article

Robert W. Tracinski

In the following viewpoint, Robert W. Tracinski argues that Islamic terrorism is a serious concern for the United States. In Tracinski’s view, Islamic terrorism stems from a fundamental conflict between the values of Islam and those of Western civilization: Islamic fundamentalists use terrorism to express their hatred of America’s secularism—the emphasis of worldly achievements over religion. Tracinski is the editor of the Intellectual Activist and a senior writer at the Ayn Rand Institute, a research group that works to uphold personal liberties and free market principles.

As you read, consider the following questions:

1. How does the author define the terms “secular” and “secularism”"

2. What examples does Tracinski provide of Islam’s lapse into “primitive religious fanaticism”"

3. How does America...

(read more)

This section contains 1,627 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Islam Encyclopedia Article
Copyrights
Greenhaven
Islam from Greenhaven. ©2001-2006 by Greenhaven Press, Inc., an imprint of The Gale Group. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook