"Shattering the Myth: Islam Beyond Violence" Book Review by chief

"Shattering the Myth: Islam Beyond Violence"
This paper looks at "Shattering the Myth: Islam Beyond Violence", in which author Bruce Lawrence has written a very compelling book that discusses the concept that Islam is a violent religion and that violence is an integral part of what it has to offer.
# 25165 | 929 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 25, 2003 in Religion and Theology (Islam) , Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11)

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The paper shows how the author raises the argument that it is actually the violent non-Muslim press that has developed the myth that Islam is violent and has passed it on to the rest of the world. The author presents Islam as a very complex religion and way of life, and argues that in order to report accurately on happenings in the Muslim world, it is necessary to understand those complexities.

From the Paper:

"Lawrence first gives the reader an overview of some of the ways that events involving Islamic people or principles have been misreported so as to create an illusion of violence. By giving very specific and well-documented examples, he is able to show that there is a significant discrepancy between the standard media report and what really occurred. He explains that one of the reasons this happens is because the non-Muslim reporters, television announcers, or writers don't understand the background of what they are seeing. There is also the possibility of deliberate distortion, but he doesn't focus on or emphasize this possibility."

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