“… refreshingly free from hysteria…the most sophisticated treatment."

– Time Magazine


Remaking The World (60 min.) is the second program in the PBS/BBC co-production, The Glory and the Power. This three-part series explores the ideas, actions, and passions of religious fundamentalists worldwide, in the three great monotheistic faiths — Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

Remaking The World profiles the personal, social and political aspects of Islamic activism in Egypt, asking why people become fundamentalists, how fundamentalist communities coalesce, how they attempt to change their society, and how they view their relationships with the secular world.

The program examines the work and beliefs of Adil Hussein, a devout Muslim and newspaper editor whose paper serves as the de facto voice of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamic movement founded in 1928 and devoted to the concept of Islamic law as a basis for modern life. Islamic activists in this program believe that a return to Islam can cure the problems of their ailing society. Hussein and his family are both traditional and modern, and insist that Islam is not in conflict with modern science and technology.

Aired on PBS in 1992.