chapter  7
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Civilizations: Clash or Co-operation?

ByAnders Jerichow

This chapter is a collection of reflections on a Muslim-European conference in which participants were promised closed doors and anonymity. Behind this veil of sincerity, however, a whole range of sensible issues centering around identity, representation, evolution as well as power and image projections were raised, with more questions than answers. Firstly, are Muslims, and Muslim societies, necessarily exceptions in history in terms of popular, democratic rights?