Saturday, October 29, 2011

A chill in the Spring?

The recent development in Tunisia, which was the flash point for the ongoing Arab revolts against their incumbent dictatorships, is interesting.  The Islamist Ennahda party, which was banned for decades and its leaders forced to flee abroad, will lead Tunisia’s new government, which is sure to raise many eyebrows. Whether it bodes well for the “Arab Spring”, or pull it back to winter again, only time can tell.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Critique of “frank Assessment of the Global Muslim Situation”


Analyses and criticisms are welcome only if they serve some purpose. Just lamenting about plain and apparent facts without offering anything new is not a good critique. In his “frank Assessment of the Global Muslim Situation” Maqbool Ahmed Siraj has managed to pique the Muslim pride, probably intending to sound different and kick up some sensationalism, but without much substance.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Egyptian uprising – a practical perspective

By Karoly

" The winter revolution in Egypt points to the imperativeness of modern secular class and technology for making creative political changes."

The recently occurred uprising in Egypt should be food for thought for those advocating secularism in politics as well as the Islamists. Even though the outcome of the revolution is not known for final yet – hopefully it is a positive one – the claims and analyses of the Islamists who toil to "integrate religion and politics" as well as the secularists who oppose fundamentalism in politics in this matter would be interesting.