afraid of Islam?
three part series, in which Mark Little examines modern
Islam the world's fastest growing religion.
afraid of Islam?' is Mark Little's journey across the globe
in search of a clearer understanding of Islam. It sets out
to provide an Irish audience with a better appreciation
of what it means to be Muslim. Islam is the fastest growing
religion in the world with well over a billion followers
in every corner of planet. As the world witnesses a global
Islamic resurgence the series asks questions such as; What
lies behind the current Islamic revival and where will it
take us? Why do Muslims seem to hate Western life? Do the
radicals we see on the news represent all Muslims? Or, are
Muslims just misunderstood?
answer these questions, Mark Little spent six months travelling
around the world meeting a diverse range of Muslim people,
seeking the broadest range of views and opinions. "Who's
afraid of Islam?" goes beyond the simplistic views of radicals
and apologists. In doing so, Mark Little travels to 10 countries
on four continents to get to the heart of the religion and
importantly, its people.
the journey, Mark engages with all opinions, from the gay
Muslim feminist and the Muslim Madonna to the Al-Qaeda operative
and the archconservative Imam. We meet the likes of the
Muslim Brotherhood MP on the impoverished streets of Port
Said in Egypt, middle class Muslim women in Malaysia fighting
for equality, Bedouin tribes in the deserts of Jordan, Muslim
converts in a California State prison and the Irish convert
who questions her past life: all Muslims and all with a
point of view about what is one of the most significant
struggles taking place in our world today.
seeking to understand Islam, Mark discovers that not only
are Muslims finding it hard to reconcile themselves with
the West but crucially, Islam itself is in the midst of
a struggle between those who would reform it and others
who want to see a return to the 'true path'.
'Who's afraid of Islam?' is essential watching and Irish
television's first real look at Islam in the world today.