THE NEW ROLES THE MUSLIM PLAYS IN COMPETITIVE AND RELATIVELY REPRESSIVE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
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Although president Bush's campaign for wae against global terrorism that has generated detrimental impacts upon Muslim for the last few years, some newly emerging roles have amazingly been played by the Muslim in a global scale. The rise of religions in international relations is one reason why the Muslim tries hard to influence the present competitive and relatively repressive international relations. Such new phenomena provide conductive arena for both the Muslim and, upredictably the West themselves -in the form of Western government's attitude against what they called terrorism. I argue that such global conditions unexpectedly open opportunities for the Muslim to play a stategic part in shaping the present and figure international relations. The new roles consist of global public opinion making and strategic foreign policty inisitiative. During the last five years the Muslim are being beaten by the diplomatic and international media pressures that force them to naturally react. Terrorism the Prophet cartoons, and the harsh statement of Pope Benedict XVI were the motivating factor that drive the Muslim to create and substantively make a global public opinion. At the same time, the foreign policy of iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinajed , Saudi Arabia King Abdullah's initiative to broke with the West and developing Look East Policy, and the dramatic endeavor of the Dubai Ports World are all basically representing the new role , the new initiatives by Muslim at the present hostile international relations.