American Muslims: One People, Many Voices

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Almost seventy-five percent of American Muslims voted for George Bush, but when it comes to his war on terrorism, Muslim organizations are far from united. Although they denounced the attacks of September 11, many have criticized American bombing of Afghanistan as inhumane and counter-productive. Others say the US has no choice but to bring the perpetrators to justice. Yet another small but vocal faction expresses a more fundamentalist opinion. We talk with American Muslims about the war on terrorism and the effort to speak with a single voice.
  • Newmaker: US Military Stalemate in Afghanistan? - Freelance journalist Arthur Kent has spent 21 years, off and on, covering Afghanistan. From his position 10 miles north of the Bagram Airport near Kabul, the distressing US military stalemate, disappointment in Pakistani intelligence, the defiance of the Taliban, and the desperate situation in Afghanistan.
  • Reporter's Notebook: America's New Allies - In the war on terrorism, the US is looking for allies in places that would have been unthinkable before September 11. Rand policy analyst Gregory Treverton assesses the risks and rewards of intelligence sharing with nations such as Syria, Libya and Sudan, which are all still on the US State Department's list of countries that sponsor terrorism.

Afghanistan, Captives of the Warlords

American Muslim Council

Council on American-Islamic Relations

Muslim Public Affairs Council

Rebellion and Violence in Islamic Law

Speaking in God's Name: Islamic Law, Authority and Women

National Intelligence Council

The Rand Corporation

US State Department



Warren Olney