By Elzain Elgamri
From the overdue Ayatollah Khomeini's fatwa opposed to Salman Rushdie, to the extremism of the Taliban and the mass homicide of the September eleventh assaults, a dead ringer for Islam as a violent and anti-Western religion has featured dominantly within the international mass media. during this e-book, Elzain Elgamri units out to refute such generalizations. making an allowance for the traditionally conditioned Orientalist discourses, in gentle of the polarized courting among Islam and the West, and deconstructing what has really been pronounced within the British caliber press, Elgamri issues out that what has truly been journalistically lined is an incomplete fragment of a way more advanced scenario. whereas acknowledging that those negative acts have been certainly dedicated within the identify of Islam, and they did contain bloody violence that claimed the lives of blameless civilians and prompted a lot intimidation, Elgamri argues that those occasions were represented by way of the media as an archetype of Islam, while in fact there is not any unmarried monolithic Islam and, therefore, no unmarried monolithic Muslim group. the writer concludes that, opposite to what's often depicted, Islam and Muslim societies will not be restricted in basic terms to disagreement, violence, terrorism, and antagonism in the direction of every thing Western, yet fairly are tremendous different of their non secular and political outlooks.