Islamism as politics
Framing Islamism as politics instead of religion would go far in defeating the aegis of political correctness which protects and deters an honest, hard look at this nightmarish religio-political movement.
According to Kepel … political Islam originated in Egypt in the 1920s when the Muslim Brotherhood resolved to go beyond observing sharia (Islamic law) to establish a full-fledged Islamic state. Their slogan was “The Quran is our constitution.” (Read more)
At long last, the debate on Islamism as politics, not Islam as religion, is out in the open. Two weeks ago, Jack Straw might have felt he was taking a risk when publishing his now notorious article on the Muslim veil. However, he was pushing at an open door. From across the political spectrum there is now common consent that the old multicultural emperor, before whom generation of politicians have made obeisance, is now a pitiful, naked sight. …[Read more]