Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The difference between UK and US Muslims

There are several million Muslims in the US, but they don't seem to have been affected by extremism in the way that their British co-religionists have, the number of terror threats uncovered there have been miniscule compared to the UK. Various explanations have been offered: the fact that the US is a lot more integrationist, and the fact that the US authorities take a more uncompromising stand against terrorism.

The following article by Stephen Schwartz argues that it has a lot to do with the kind of theology that has been imported into the UK. You can read the article here.