"The Future of Political Islam"

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Graham E. Fuller, "The Future of Political Islam"
Palgrave Macmillan | New edition (2004) | English | ISBN: 1403965560 |
251 pages | PDF | 1.96 MB

September 11; vitriolic rhetoric against the United States by
prominent Muslims; the war against terrorism shifts from Afghanistan
to the Philippines and Indonesia. It is easy to believe Islam and
Muslims are enemies of the West; it is also wrong. This sweeping
survey of trends in the Muslim world contends that the issue is not
whether Islam plays a central role in politics, but what Muslims want.
To focus on radicalism and extremism blinds us from another trend:
liberal political Islam.

Proponents of liberal political Islam emphasize human rights and
democracy, tolerance and cooperation. They face an uphill struggle as
authoritarian regimes oppress opposition and use Islam to justify
their undemocratic rule. As people are denied avenues to participate
and criticize, as secular ideologies have failed, religion has come to
play a central role in politics. The outcome of the struggle between
extremists and liberals will determine the future of political Islam.

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