Category Archives: Islamism
News stories about Westerners recruited into radical Islamist movements are all too plentiful. Questions regarding what to do about this trend are even more abundant. Insights into the heart of the problem remain disturbingly rare.
Shedding some light in this dark void is an extraordinary new autobiography, Radical: My Journey out of Islamist Extremism, by Maajid Nawaz. Radical offers readers an insider’s view of recruitment into an Islamist organization, hardcore activism, and ultimately what makes departure from such a movement possible. Nawaz uses the term “Islamism” to describe a political movement. Islam, by contrast, serves as an influence which ultimately leads Nawaz out of extremism.
Maajid Nawaz was born in Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex, England to parents of Pakistani descent. He grew up in a middle-class family in a region of England where the vast majority of the population is white. During his youth, some portion of that white population wanted no part of anyone with darker skin in their midst. Racist, brutish kids in his town aggressively harassed kids with darker skin, Nawaz included…” Read the full article
Source : The Public Discourse
Primăvara arabă a scăpat lumea de câțiva dictatori excentrici sau nebuni. Din păcate, cutia Pandorei s-a deschis numai cât să lase alte nenorociri să iasă în lume. În Tunisia islamiștii au câștigat duminică primele alegeri după căderea regimului lui Ben Ali. Liderii libieni au anunțat recent că în țara lor va fi ridicată la rang de constituție Legea Shariah. Ura! Am am scăpat de dictator, dar apoi ne dezicem de cele mai elementare drepturi ale omului.
Am scris ieri aici despre atacurile la care au fost supuși creștinii din Egipt, în urma cărora au murit peste 25 de oameni.
Conducătorii militari ai țării au căutat să nege acuzațiile, însă dovezile oferite de societatea civilă au demonstrat că a fost vorba de o suprimare brutală a unei manifestări pașnice...Continuare aici
Islamists on Monday claimed victory in Tunisia’s first democratic election, sending a message to other states in the region that long-sidelined Islamists are challenging for power after the “Arab Spring.”
Official results from Sunday’s vote have not been announced, but the Ennahda party said its workers had tallied the figures from results posted at polling stations around the country.
“The first confirmed results show that Ennahda has obtained first place,” campaign manager Abdelhamid Jlazzi said outside party headquarters in the center of the Tunisian capital.
As he spoke, a crowd of people in the street shouted “Allahu Akbar!” or “God is great!” Other people started singing the Tunisian national anthem.
Mindful that some people in Tunisia and elsewhere see Islamists as a threat to modern, liberal values, the party official stressed Ennahda would wield its power in a responsible and inclusive way.
Libya’s transitional leader declared his country’s liberation Sunday after an 8-month civil war and set out plans for the future with an Islamist tone. The announcement was clouded, however, by international pressure to explain how ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi had been captured alive days earlier, then ended up dead from a gunshot to his head shortly afterward.
Gadhafi’s death in circumstances that are still unclear, and the gruesome spectacle of his body laid out as a trophy in a commercial freezer and on public view, are testing the new Libyan leaders’ commitment to the rule of law. Even at the ceremony to declare liberation, a couple speakers in positions of authority essentially said Gadhafi got what he deserved.
But transitional government leader Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, who made the keynote speech, did not mention the events surrounding Gadhafi’s end and called on his people to eschew hatred.
Read more on Newsmax.com: Libyan Leader Declares Nation Islamic, Sharia Law to be Implemented
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