Islam in the global society of the 21st century
Twenty-third International Defense Course, taking place in Jaca from September 28 to October 2
July 03, 2015
If you pay attention to the many news items appearing daily, of those mentioning Islam, most have a negative tone, and a considerable portion refer to terrorist attacks. Because of this pessimistic perception, we run the risk of turning against not just radical and extremist elements, but also peoples who practice a specific religion, in this case Islam.
Perhaps this is the best time to seek answers to certain questions:
• What exactly do we mean when we use the term Islam?
• How did the current situation of radicalization by certain groups come about?
• What is being sought by and what are the beliefs of these people who prefer to kill themselves in a terrorist attack instead of living in peace?
• Is the real situation the way we think, or does part of our perception come from the way the media presents the information?
• What position should today’s world take in dealing with the topic of radical Islamist terrorists?
• What is Spain’s relationship with the Muslim world like?
• What role does Islam play in global security?
These and others are the questions which the 23rd International Defense Course will attempt to answer: “Islam in the Global Society of the Twenty-first Century,” to be held in Jaca from September 28-October 2, 2015.
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