John Esposito
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"John Louis Esposito" is an American professor of International Affairs and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He is also the director of the Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim–Christian Understanding at Georgetown.

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Political Islam has proven a formidable force even though Islamic movements or organizations often constitute a minority of the community.

To criticize the prophet Muhammad is as direct an attack as mocking or attacking the Koran, which is seen as the word of God or the sacred Scripture. Muhammad is seen as the living Koran. His life Muslims are to emulate.

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It's not a conflict of civilizations. It's a conflict within Europe.