An Analysis of Global Islam in a Cultural Diversity Context Introduction Islam has a global presence that represents about one fifth of the human race. More than 1,000 million people worldwide practice Islam (Ruthven, 2006, 3). There has been a dramatic increase in the practice of Islam outside of traditional Muslim countries, including the Middle East and Indonesia and other parts of Asia, and researchers (Ruthven, 2006) cite a “link between the growing deterrorialisation of Islam . . . and the spread of specific forms of religiosity, from radical neofundamentalism to a renewal of spirituality” (p. 419). This growth of Islam, along with the globalization of the world as a whole, has led to a large amount of misunderstanding and confusion...The end:
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