Archive for 'Ideas & Philosophy'
Azzam Tamimi and the Mirage of Democracy: A Quest towards Subversion
Ali Harfouch If there is one thing we can learn from Azzam Tamimi’s article ‘The Quest for Democracy in the Arab World is an Islamic Cause ’ it is that the continuity of colonization in the [...]
Re-assessing Political Islam: Part II
Eric Walberg The Pinochet-style coup in Egypt in July 2013, 40 years after the Chilean coup, gives pause to reconsider Islamic political strategy. It took Chile 25 year before Pinochet was arrested (ironically, in Britain on a Spanish warrant), and [...]
Re-assessing Political Islam: Part I
Eric Walberg Now that the smoke is clearing in Tahrir Square after two and a half years of upheaval—and thousands of deaths—the meaning of the Arab Spring and the intent of the Islamists is becoming clear. [...]
Is Islamic Law Applicable today?
Sharique Naeem An oft-repeated notion by some liberals, and self-styled secular intellectuals, is the assertion that the demand of Islamic State today which would implement Islamic law, is a reactionary stance. They deduce that the demand [...]
Mubarak to Morsi, Assad to Sisi: To rebel or not rebel?
The removal of former Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi has seen the revival of the heated debate over when it is permitted to rebel against a Muslim ruler. At this time the focus of the discussion is [...]
Beyond Pragmatism – a response to Beyond Islamism
Dr. Mohammad Zahid I would like to make some brief points in response to Tariq Ramadan’s piece ‘Beyond Islamism’ published on his website (tariqramadan.com) that has raised many points concerning the future of Islamic movements in [...]