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A Gallup Poll conducted between 2001 and 2007 revealed that 93 percent of the world’s Muslim population believed the 9-11 Attacks were unjustified. Another study found that one-in-three al-Qaeda terrorist plots were disrupted with the aid of Muslim Americans. Muslims speak out against terrorism all the time, yet, public officials often ask the same question: “Why don’t Muslims speak out against terrorism?” According to one professor, it really isn’t a question but a condemnation, because it “wrongly assumes Islam is the driving force behind terrorism.”

Guest: Todd Green, an associate professor of religion at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

Perspective is a weekly public affairs program hosted by Richard Baker, communications professor at Kansas State University. Perspective has been continuously produced for radio stations across the nation by K-State for well over six decades. 

The program has included interviews with dignitaries, authors and thought leaders from around the world. Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.

K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.

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