العدد (626) - اصدار (1-2011)

Are the Arabs Heading East? Sulaiman Al-Askary

It is interesting to note that there are clear indications which show that the West is not fully aware of the realities of our life as Arabs and Muslims. This is seen in the appearance of such terms as “conflict of civilizations” and “clash of civilizations” over a number of decades. It is also seen in the West’s relation with Asia which manifests itself, e.g. in military action and continued conflict in Afghanistan or tense relations with Pakistan and other Asian countries