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.
When reading the majority of texts that comprise the vast literature that has been published by self-proclaimed pundits on political Islam, it is easy to miss the fact that a new movement has arisen.
“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,
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As a cultural movement Islam rejects the old static view of the universe, and reaches a dynamic view. As an emotional system of unification it recognizes the worth of the individual as such, and rejects bloodrelationship as a basis of human unity.
EURO-AMERICAN PERCEPTIONS OF ISLAM BEFORE AND AFTER SEPTEMBER 11
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.
It has been argued that Islam facilitates authoritarianism, contradicts the values of Western societies, and significantly affects important political outcomes in Muslim nations. Consequently, scholars, commentators, and government officials frequently point to ‘‘Islamic fundamentalism’’ as the next ideological threat to liberal democracies.
INCITING MUSLIMS THROUGH THE WAR OF IDEAS
Western scholars define democracy a method for protecting individuals’ civil and political rights. It provides for freedom of speech, press, faith, opinion, ownership, and assembly, as well as the right to vote, nominate and seek public office.