On June 3, the Brookings project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World hosted a screening of the documentary film Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think.
This was the world premiere of the film by Unity Productions Foundation which explores the opinions of Muslims around the globe as revealed in the world’s first extensive Muslim world opinion poll conducted by Gallup. Focused on the issues of gender justice, terrorism, and democracy, the documentary presents data which challenges the popular notion that Muslims and the West are on a collision course. The film highlights a shared relationship that is based on facts and not fear.
The data is based on six years of research and more than 50,000 interviews representing 1.3 billion Muslims who reside in more than 35 nations that are predominantly Muslim or have sizable Muslim populations. Representing more than 90% of the world’s Muslim community, it makes this Gallup poll the largest, most comprehensive study of its kind.
Experts featured in the documentary film are Dalia Mogahed, Senior Analyst and Director, Gallup Center for Muslim Studies; Kenneth Pollack, Senior Fellow and Director of Research, Saban Center at Brookings; Rami Khouri, Editor-at-Large and former Executive Editor, Daily Star; John Esposito, University Professor, Georgetown University.
Watch a clip from the documentary » (external site)
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