Season 20, Episode 20 Muslims

First Aired: May 9, 2002

A survey of Islam around the world, exploring the depth of its gulf with the West. Included: visits with religious scholars in Cairo and the Iranian holy city Qom; a Shariah (Islamic law) judge in Nigeria; and a Malaysian woman who has been seeking a civil divorce for six years. Also: the repercussions of Islam's growth in the U.S. are explored in profiles of Muslims in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

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