The Global Jihadi Threat: Islamic Civilization and the Western Challenge
Module 3. In Dr. Nadav Morag’s third depiction of the global Jihadi threat, he explores the historical relationship between Islamic and Western civilizations, as well as the ways in which the Islamic world has attempted to cope with the reality of Western power and influence, and the pull of Modernization. When Muslims were in a position of power, Christians were expected to submit to a status unequal to that of Muslims. Their civilization was superior not only in terms of thought, scholarship, technology, and the arts, but even in terms of women’s and civil rights. From these advanced achievements stemmed three critical groups; the Fundamentalists, Westernizers, and Reformists. He later touches on topics concerning Christianity and conflict, Muslim expansion, and the rise of Europe.