Muslims Speak Out on Islam and Relationships with the West, Part 1

Do you know how Muslims in Turkey feel about their religion, Islam, and the relationship to how the rest of the world thinks? One of the hottest serious issues today around the world debates the question 'Who Speaks for Islam?'
Recently, I attended just an event sponsored by the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. It works toward increasing citizen involvement and inspire global partnerships.
As part of this program, over 200 people gathered to hear Dalia Mogahed talk about how Muslims feel worldwide. Dalia Mogahed, the executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies in Washington, leads an unprecedented study on this issue and also directs the Muslim West Facts Initiative.
If you don't already know..."Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think," is a premier book written by Dalia Mogahed and John L. Esposito, based on the findings of the Gallup Poll in a multi-year and ongoing study to find out what Muslims think in over 130 countries.
Over the next couple of weeks, my commentary will show not only how Turkey and America share many values not yet recognized, but how similar the world masses think in general about the key issues revolving around Islam today.
Contrary to the diatribe spewed by the world media, Muslims and the West are not at loggerheads over the way they think and feel. In fact, again we will see how similar people think and feel on this planet.
A simple solution to stem the tide of clashes over Islam and other major issues of our day dictates persistent and open communication where everyone is welcomed.
I invite you to join me in this important discussion because it takes the masses to break the code of silence and share what we know and feel in our hearts.
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