Fear of Islam

Marat Shterin – Sociologist of Religion and Lecturer on the subject at King's College in London, and author of the book “Dying for Faith 1956 – Born in Moscow

1979 – Graduates, Moscow State Pedagogical University
1979 – Teaches history in Secondary School of Arts, Moscow
1987 – Research fellow, Russian Academy of Education
1991 – Executive director, research centre, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences
1994 – Religious literature department head, Moscow State Library of Foreign Literature
2001 – PhD in sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science
2002 – Research fellow, london school of economics and political science
2005 – Lecturer, Sociology of Religion, King’s College, London
The fear of Islam has never been as strong and as widespread as in the fist decade of the XXI century, which started with a terrorist attack on New York’s World Trade Center. Russia entered the new century facing an Islamic terror campaign in the North Caucasus. Can this violence be blamed on the Muslim religion? What is the relationship between religion and violence? We’ll be talking about with author of the book “Dying for Faith” Marat Shterin, Sociologist of Religion and Lecturer on the subject at King's College in London.