Category Archives: Islamism

8 Reasons Why the US and its Allies Are Responsible for Islamic Extremism

Alternet: When Bill Maher and Sam Harris recently re-ignited the debateĀ over Islamophobia on the left, they defended themselves from charges of racism by invoking the specter of Islamic extremism. In responding to their critics, Muslim-bashers often argue that Islam embodies … Continue reading

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Army says no to ‘Khomeini rule’ in Egypt

AFP: Egypt will not be ruled by “another (Ayatollah) Khomeini,” the country’s military said on Monday, in reference to the cleric who led Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution, the official MENA news agency reported. “Egypt will not be governed by another … Continue reading

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How political Islam is winning the war for talent (and gaining a competitive edge)

Foreign Policy Magazine – Excerpts: In 2009 the Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide Mohammed Mehdi Akef voluntarily stepped aside — the first time a top leader in the movement had voluntarily resigned before reaching death’s door. His message, as Michele Dunne … Continue reading

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Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah

Fadlallah passed away yesterday. I would have commented on it sooner but I was in the Bay area for the weekend and didn’t get around to blogging until now. Contrary to media reports, Fadlallah was not the “spiritual guide” to … Continue reading

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Hezbollah entrenched in Lebanon years after Israel left

BBC – Excerpts: “Ten years on since the withdrawal, the UN together with the Lebanese army patrol the border area. But flapping in the breeze along the fence are yellow and green flags of Hezbollah. Waving next to them is … Continue reading

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