The Arab world today is ruled by contradiction. Turmoil and stagnation prevail, as colossal wealth and hypermodern cities collide with mass illiteracy and rage-filled imams. In this new diversity may lie disaster, or the makings of a better Arab future.
West Bank and Gaza
Interview with Sameera Al-Halayka
A remarkable thing happened at the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) nominations in February 2007: The normally highbrow and tolerant group nominated for best book in the field of criticism a book widely viewed as denigrating an entire religious group.
“there is no chance of communicating with any U.S. administration so long as the United States maintains its long-standing view of Islam as a real danger,
A re-assessment of Israel’s practices in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law
Failed bilateral talks over these past 16 years have shown that a Middle East peace accord can never be reached by the parties themselves.
There is a political and security crisis surrounding what is referred to as Islamism, a crisis whose antecedents long precede 9/11. Over the past 25 years, there have been different emphases on how to explain and combat Islamism.
INCITING MUSLIMS THROUGH THE WAR OF IDEAS
The Society of Muslim Brothers’ success in the November-December 2005 elections for the People’s Assembly sent shockwaves through Egypt’s political system. In response, the regime cracked down on the movement, harassed other potential rivals and reversed its fledging reform process.
Sixty-five years ago one of the greatest scholars of modern Islam asked the simple question, “whither Islam?”, where was the Islamic world going? It was a time of intense turmoil in both the Western and Muslim worlds – the demise of imperialism and crystallisation of a new state system outside Europe; the creation and testing of the neo- Wilsonian world order in the League of Nations; the emergence of European Fascism.
If one reads the press or listens to commentators on international affairs, it is often said – and even more often implied but not said – that Islam is not compatible with democracy
As Egypt’s oldest and most prominent opposition movement, the Society of Muslim Brothers, al-ikhwan al-muslimeen, has long posed a challenge to successive secular regimes by offering a comprehensive vision of an Islamic state and extensive social welfare services.
Following World War II, the United States became the centre of polarization and hegemony in the world; as such a project witnessed tremendous development on the levels of domination and subjugation that is unprecedented in history
In light of the increasing importance of Islamist movements in the Muslim world and the way that radicalisation has influenced global events since the turn of the century, it is important for the EU to evaluate its policies towards actors within what can be loosely termed the ‘Islamic world’.