Archive for 'Tag Archives: 'Islam''
Pakistan 1973 Constitution is not Islamic
Kasim Javed In light of the discernible defeat of the US in Afghanistan, the US has changed the style it is using to achieve its regional objectives in Central Asia from military occupation to diplomacy with [...]
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 [...]
The Muslim Brotherhood – what next?
Dr. Mohammed Zahid The removal of President Mursi and the crack down on the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) has raised many questions concerning the future of the movement in Egypt, given that the movement had worked since [...]
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, [...]
Thinking Beyond Erdogan
Ali Harfouch Reactionary v. Revolutionary Positions To be reactionary, means quite simply, to react to an existing reality. Being a revolutionary however means one changes the existing reality. Reactionary positions and revolutionary positions are often [...]
The Fallacy of the Blair Narrative and the War on Islam(ism)
The ‘Blair narrative’ is not new but dates back to the beginning of the so-called “war of terror.” It effectively shifts the blame off Western foreign policy—something for which the former British Prime Minister became detested [...]