With no central authority figure, who has the right
to speak for the world's Muslims? [AFP]
 
Who has the right to speak for the world's 1.3 billion Muslims? With no central authority figure, the media is often quick to focus on the radical words of those who claim to speak on behalf of the faith.

Rarely do we hear the viewpoints of everyday Muslims.

On Tuesday's Riz Khan we speak with John Esposito and Dalia Mogahed, authors of Who Speaks For Islam?: What A Billion Muslims Really Think.

Based on the Gallup World Poll, researchers held tens of thousands of face-to-face interviews with Muslims from 35 countries to find out what they really think about everything from women's rights to the implementation of Sharia law and US foreign policy.

The result is one of the most complete pictures to date of what Muslims want, how they view their faith and what they seek from the West. The results will surprise you.

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This episode of Riz Khan aired on Tuesday, April 1, 2008

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