Rodinson was interviewed by Gilbert Achcar in 1986, who said of him:
This important interview was given to the newspaper Le Figaro on September 28, 2001, two weeks after the World Trade Center attacks. It is significant for its reflections on Islamist fundamentalism & extremist ideologies. It appears as an epilogue to the 2002 edition of his biography of Muhammad that first appeared in 1961.
Le Figaro: Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, many commentators wondered whether Islam and the West were incompatible. What is your analysis?
MR – That’s an old notion, a notion revived by recent events. But to put it that way is to pose the question badly. What is Islam? What is the West? Islam is a world of very different ways of thinking, that are sometimes even in conflict with each other.. download the PDF here
Abhiruchi Ranjan and Chitra Adkar - Phobia of 'Islamophobia': death sentence for debate in JNU
Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd's Legacy (Library of writings)