by Juan Ricardo Cole
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Examines the myths and realities surrounding the conflicts in Western-Muslim relations, addressing such issues as terrorism and energy dependence, and offers suggestions on how the Obama administration can set the stage for positive engagement.
March 23, 2009 Juan Cole, author of Engaging the Muslim World, wants readers to reconsider what they think they know about countries like Saudi Arabia. It's widely known that most of the Sept. 11 hijackers were Saudis. Cole says some people abuse that fact to fuel suspicion of the Saudi government, or of the Saudi strain of Islam known as Wahhabism.
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