chapter  12
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Muslim Voices in the Blogosphere: Mosaics of Local–Global Discourses

ByMERLYNA LIM

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the effect of globalization on Islam has not only become a hot topic, but also more of a reality. Other world events following that day, such as the United States’ war on terror and the Israel-Hezbollah confl ict have awakened a consciousness among Muslims all over the world to unite and stand up for themselves. The concept of Ummah-a universal community of those who profess the Islamic faith, a community that transcends race, ethnicity, nationality, and class-has become more important in the minds of many Muslims.1