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la guerre au liban by wydadi (3 replies) 29  7  2006 2:52:51
que penssez vous de cette guerre?
Islamist antidemocratic by George (16 replies) 27  7  2006 11:47:46
Islamists are intrinsically antidemocratic and deeply anti-Western.
Minority of people integrist by Dan 27  7  2006 12:19:36
These attributes are limited to a "small violent fringe," and that the much larger numbers who adhere to moderate forms of Islamism are pro-democratic and ambivalent...
Islam in Europe is compatible by Djamel 12  8  2006 13:54:04
European imams have emphasised that Islam is fully compatible with Western norms and pointed to a distinct identity for European Muslims as a way to counteract fears in...
Al-Qaeda has failed by Maha  9  2006 14:50:20
Al-Qaeda has failed in its aspiration to win the hearts and minds of the Muslim masses, particularly because there has been a growing discomfort about the association...
the problem is much more complex by Ahmed A 23  1  2008 12:51:19
Take the example of Algeria. Ironically, the revolution's foremost achievement was to prove its primary source of implosion. The expansion of the university system and...
Algeria again... by hicham  2  2008 12:53:42
The spectacular rise of Islamism in Algeria may have stunned the Western media, but such activism has deep roots in Algerian society. The Islamic reform movement...
Moderate Islamist by bachir  3  2008 12:57:33
An important distinction have to be made between moderate and radical Islamists. Moderate Islamist parties see themselves as modern, credible, and reformist political...
moderate islamists by Jamal  3  2008 13:02:39
Islamist leaders assert their commitment to democratic principles, including minority rights, religious tolerance, women’s equality and participation, cultural...
divine sovereignty by Luis  3  2008 13:05:17
While Islamist leaders qualify the relevance of "divine sovereignty" and emphasize the role of elected rulers, that does not necessarily guarantee that they will respect...
when the rules are not clear by klm 22  3  2008 13:06:27
Some Islamic principles may well be compatible with modern democratic norms, but the proof of the pudding will be in how Muslims choose to apply them. The possibility...
where do moderate Islamists exactly draw the line? by habib a  4  2008 15:07:44
Given that the most important characteristic of legitimate "Islamic government" is implementation of Islamic law, where do moderate Islamists exactly draw the line?...
separation of powers essential to the functioning of a demo by gaby  4  2008 18:08:43
If elected Islamists legislated on matters of public morality and modesty (which could cover a wide range of issues including the hijab, freedom of speech, and alcohol...
the Western Countries cannot afford to ignore them by samir 14  4  2008 19:14:18
It remains unclear whether Islamist parties would respect democratic rules and norms once elected to office. Experiments with Islamists in the democratic process are too...
U.S. democracy promotion strategy is not credible by gary 23  4  2008 11:01:39
The professed U.S. democracy promotion strategy is neither credible nor likely to succeed without the cooperation and participation of Islamists. In addition to...
Islamists controls sensitive cabinets such as education by Ken G  5  2008 20:19:33
Taking Islamists on in the cultural and normative dimensions is especially important because those are the fields in which Islamists have their greatest influence. One...
replyrefer to Islam’s progressive and humanistic traditions
author: Jeremy Vilar
date: 10  6  2008 16:16:13
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The best long-term strategy for the Western Countries, if it seeks to bring peaceful democratic change to the Middle East, is to engage Islamists on normative grounds. The most effective strategy to engage Islamists on normative democratic issues is to refer to Islam’s progressive and humanistic traditions, not to Western liberal democracy!!
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distinction between Islam and its fundamentalist version by Daniel  6  2008 19:36:09
One cannot emphasize too much the distinction between Islam - plain Islam - and its fundamentalist version. Islam is the religion of about one billion people and is a...
war game by sacide alkar (21 replies) 25  7  2006 15:57:29
israel & holy grail ... Who are you want a war ? cold war the end. just hot war. death, blood, innocent people... everything allegedly freedom in order...
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