The campaign against Islam and American foreign policy
From: Middle East Policy(Vol. 4, Issue 1-2.)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Document Type: Article
Length: 4,928 words
Pres Bill Clinton has maintained that the US is not anti-Islam, but the country's actions and the reluctance to engage in dialogue with Islamic intellectuals belie this idea. The American foreign policy towards Islam, which was regarded as an ally during the Cold War days, has significantly changed after the end of the Cold War. The leaders in the Middle East who feel threatened by the emerging force of Islamic fundamentalism actively support the new American stance. The anti-Islam campaigns aimed at both policy makers and public opinion are increasing in the United States. There is a discontent among the Muslims in the US who feel they are being considered probable enemies.