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Clash of Civilizations? Perhaps Not.

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By rediscovering their own Golden Age, Moslem lands can reclaim the true secret of their ancient power: self-confident tolerance for diversity along with acceptance of whatever objective reality is telling us, as opposed to trying to force the world into an arbitrary religio-mythical framework. Actually, the Moslem Brotherhood has it right: Islam is the solution. Only, Islam must refer to a self-confident, rational belief system, just as it did during the Islamic Golden Age.

It is time for an Islamic Enlightenment. The West benefited greatly from the wisdom and scientific learning of Islam before, and we will benefit from Enlightened Islam again. The Islamic world used to be much better than us at that which makes us "better" than them today. It's time that became so again. We need them if we are ever to progress towards creating a truly adult civilization.

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Michael P Byron is the author of The Path Through Infinity's Rainbow: Your Guide to Personal Survival and Spiritual Transformation in a World Gone Mad. This book is a manual for taking effective action to deal with the crises of our age including (more...)

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