What is it about?
Sean Oliver-Dee explores in this article the changing attitudes to, and perceptions of Islam that developed over a period in which substantive engagements between Anglo-American strategic interests brought them more and more into contact with Muslim majority governments and cultures.
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Why is it important?
The article’s originality lies in the methodological approach of examining US-British policymaker’s perceptions of Islam based upon their experiences. In so doing, the article offers an approach to West-Islam relational debates that avoids critiquing the validity of the observations and instead deepens our understandings of where the perceptions came from as a basis for improved dialogues in the future.
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This page is a summary of: Courting Islam: The Evolution of Perceptions of Islam within the British and American governments from the European Colonial period to the War on Terror, Journal of College of Sharia & Islamic Studies, June 2021, Qatar University, DOI: 10.29117/jcsis.2021.0291.
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