Accession Number : ADA288676

Title :   Is Islam a Threat to the West? Maybe (Maybe Not).

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 93-Apr 94,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Frahler, Donald A.

PDF Url : ADA288676

Report Date : APR 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : Khomeini's revolution, terrorism, and oil have all caused the West to look with concern to the East. Academics have fueled this concern with numerous articles describing the problem as an Islamic threat or a "clash of civilizations." The author provides a review of Islam and Muslim revivals, and asserts that Islam is not the next threat to replace the Soviet Red Menace. He suggests that Western policy makers should only view the Eastern concern for Western secularism as a warning to the West to return to its heritage. America will survive the Muslim "onslaught" much as it has assimilated other cultures over the past two hundred years.

Descriptors :   *ISLAM, *GEOPOLITICS, USSR, EUROPE, NATIONAL SECURITY, CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY), THREATS, RUSSIA, ETHNIC GROUPS, WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL), CULTURE, TERRORISM, CATALYTIC CONFLICT(WARFARE), RELIGION, POLITICAL REVOLUTION.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE