Muslim Networks: Shared Value, Shared Fate
July 23, 2007
Increasingly, Muslim identity goes beyond the way in which people live their daily lives and extends to the way they view their neighbors, their governments, Muslims outside their countries, and the non-Muslim world. Whereas notions of transnational Muslim solidarity were abstract for centuries, the steady migration of people and ideas—due in part to the rise of electronic media—have made Muslims’ connection to an international Muslim community
far more immediate.
In an effort to understand better the forms of Muslim identity and how nonradical networks and identities shape the views of Muslims across the globe, the Middle East and South Asia programs at CSIS convened a one-day conference on May 30, 2007. The conference brought together a broad range of scholars from a wide spectrum of disciplines, with expertise stretching around the globe.