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Islam and Democracy: Text, Tradition, and History

Islam and Democracy: Text, Tradition, and History

Popular stereotypes in the West tend to posit a progressive, rational, and free West against a backward, oppressive, and threatening Islam. Public opinion polls conducted in the United States during the 1990s revealed a consistent pattern of Americans labeling Muslims as “religious fanatics” and considering Islam’s ethos as fundamentally “anti-democratic.

Iraq and the Future of Political Islam

Iraq and the Future of Political Islam

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.

Islam and Democracy

Islam and Democracy

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

GLOBALIZATION AND POLITICAL ISLAM: THE SOCIAL BASES OF TURKEY’S WELFARE PARTY

GLOBALIZATION AND POLITICAL ISLAM: THE SOCIAL BASES OF TURKEY’S WELFARE PARTY

Political Islam has gained heightened visibility in recent decades in Turkey. Large numbers of female students have begun to demonstrate their commitment by wearing the banned Islamic headdress on university campuses, and influential pro-Islamist TV channels have proliferated.

Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Hate Crime

Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Hate Crime

a London Case Study

Conflicts over Mosques in Europe

Conflicts over Mosques in Europe

Policy issues and trends

Egypt at the Tipping Point ?

Egypt at the Tipping Point ?

In the early 1980s, I lived in Cairo as bureau chief of The Washington Post covering such historic events as the withdrawal of the last Israeli forces from Egyptian territory occupied during the 1973 Arab-Israeli war and the assassination of President Anwar Sadat by Islamic fanatics in October 1981.

A Muslim Archipelago

A Muslim Archipelago

Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia

ISLAMIC FAITH in AMERICA

ISLAMIC FAITH in AMERICA

AMERICA BEGINS A NEW MILLENNIUM AS ONE OF THE MOST RELIGIOUSLY diverse nations of all time. Nowhere else in the world do so many people—offered a choice free from government influence—identify with such a wide range of religious and spiritual communities. Nowhere else has the human search for meaning been so varied.

Energizing US-Syria Relations: Leveraging Ancillary Diplomatic Vehicles

Energizing US-Syria Relations: Leveraging Ancillary Diplomatic Vehicles

The prospect for greater stability in the Middle East largely hinges on the ability to bring Syria into diplomatic and security discussions as a productive stakeholder, necessitating a thaw in the less than normal state of U.S. – Syrian relations.

Islam and the West

Islam and the West

Annual Report on the State of Dialogue

why are there no arab democracies ?

why are there no arab democracies ?

During democratization’s “third wave,” democracy ceased being a mostly Western phenomenon and “went global.” When the third wave began in 1974, the world had only about 40 democracies, and only a few of them lay outside the West.

zealous democrats : ISLAMISM AND DEMOCRACY IN EGYPT, INDONESIA AND TURKEY

zealous democrats : ISLAMISM AND DEMOCRACY IN EGYPT, INDONESIA AND TURKEY

The fear of Islamists coming to power through elections has long been an obstacle to democratisation in authoritarian states of the Muslim world. Islamists have been, and continue to be, the best organised and most credible opposition movements in many of these countries.

Democracy, Terrorism and American Policy in the Arab World

Democracy, Terrorism and American Policy in the Arab World

The United States has embarked upon what President Bush and Secretary of State Rice has called a “generational challenge” to encourage political reform and democracy in the Arab world. The Bush Administration and other defenders of the democracy campaign contend that the push for Arab democracy is not only about spreading American values, but also about insuring American security.

IS TAYYIP ERDOĞAN THE NEW NASSER

IS TAYYIP ERDOĞAN THE NEW NASSER

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan suddenly became the focus of all the news channels in the country. The reason was that he had stormed the diplomatic scene at a World Economic Forum panel in Davos by accusing Israeli President Shimon Peres forkilling people,” and reminding the biblical commandment, “Thou shall not kill.

The History of the Muslim Brotherhood

The History of the Muslim Brotherhood

The Political, Social and Economic Transformation of the Arab Republic of Egypt

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