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Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think?
What a Billion Muslims Really Think, a new documentary film from Unity Productions Foundation, explores the expertly gathered opinions of Muslims around the globe as revealed in the world’s first major opinion poll, conducted by Gallup, the preeminent polling organization. Focused on the issues of Gender Justice, Terrorism, and Democracy – the film presents remarkable data deftly, showing how it challenges the popular notion that Muslims and the West are on a collision course.

Visit the Unity Production Foundation's website to find out more about the film:

Islam: Empire of Faith DVD
Islam: Empire of Faith is a three hour PBS documentary that charts the history of Islam from its beginnings in Mecca and Medina in the seventh century to the glory of the Ottoman Empire 1,000 years later under the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent. The documentary is narrated by Academy Award winning actor Ben Kingsley. Historical re-enactments and a remarkable exposition of Islamic art, artifacts and architecture are combined with interviews of scholars from around the world to recount the rise and importance of early Islamic civilization. Islam has often been misunderstood in the West, but this splendid documentary helps to set the record straight.

Islam: Empire of Faith Educational Resources
The resources offered at the PBS website are designed to help you use the PBS Islam: Empire of Faith video series and companion Web site in secondary social studies, civics, religion, and language arts classes. Islam: Empire of Faith may be taped off-air and used for up to a year following broadcast, or you may choose to purchase it through Shop PBS for Teachers. The lesson plans may also be adapted for use as stand-alone resources. Please visit the following website for more information: