Islam Islam and the west are NOT caught up in an inevitable cultural clash.
The majority of the 28,000 people who responded to a global survey carried out by the BBC World Service and the Sydney Morning Herald, reject the suggestion popularised by Samuel P. Huntington in his 1996 book The Clash of Civilisations and the Remaking of a New World Order that Islam and the west are on a collision course.
We will be asking our panel, which includes the Pakistani politician Imran Khan, Radio National's Geraldine Doogue and Tariq Ali, editor of the New Left Review, how Muslim and western cultures can find common ground. Do these recent findings indicate that Muslims living in the west ARE fitting into pluralist secular societies?
Presenter of the ABC Radio National program 'Saturday Extra With
Geraldine Doogue' and ABC TV's 'Compass' program
Author of 'Tomorrow's Islam'
Pakistani Politician and former international cricketer
Newspaper columnist and produced documentaries on Islam
Editor of the New Left Review in the
Author of a number of books including 'The Clash of Fundamentalisms:Crusades, Jihads and Modernity
Story Researcher and Producer