Islam-West rift widens, poll says

Most people in Muslim countries and the West believe divisions between them are worsening, a Gallup poll for the World Economic Forum (WEF) suggests. The poll also suggested that most Europeans thought more interaction with Islam would be a threat – though most Americans disagreed. WEF chairman Klaus Schwab said the poll pointed to “an alarmingly low level of optimism” over dialogue.

BBC News, 21 January 2008