Archive for 'Tag Archives: 'democracy''
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 [...]
When “Islamism” Becomes an Opium
Ali Harfouch When Marx wrote vehemently on religion, referring it to‘opium’ he was referring to a particular clerical order which legitimized the Monarchial power-structures shaping the dismal status-quo in the Middle Ages . Religion was sedative, [...]
Egypt: The True Face of Democracy
Adnan Khan In the land of Egypt, events have unravelled at breakneck speed over the last few days, catching most external observers off-guard. Anti-government protestors’ gathering in Cairo had led to a stand-off between the Muslim [...]
The Struggle Between Islam and Secularism in Egypt
Ian Nisbet Often sitting in the West we have a highly distorted view of what actually is happening on the ground in the Middle East. Amidst all of the unrest of the past two days, most media [...]
New (Naya) Pakistan or more of the same?
Amid exuberant calls of vote-rigging and protests seen in the recent elections in Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) is poised to yet again become Prime Minister for a third time – his last [...]
Democracy, Dictatorship, and the Mimic
Ali Harfouch The Self-Defeating Mimic: A Walking Paradox A liberating moment occurs when the oppressed can think beyond the imaginary horizon constructed by the oppressor. A liberation of the consciousness and the inauguration of an emancipatory [...]