Letter: Islam in US story

November 16, 2001

Talk of an inevitable conflict between Islam and the West is "a fundamental fallacy" (Features, THES , November 9), not least because the two civilisations have long influenced each other. The reading room of the US Library of Congress has a mural that depicts Islam as having made a major contribution to US civilisation.

Hugh Goddard
Reader in Islamic theology
University of Nottingham

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