The contemporary political history of Islamic society

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What Muslim societies are grossly lacking
By Kaiser Bengali, DAWN, 28 November 2001. The US has asked Pakistan to close the Taliban embassy, and Pakistan has duly obliged. If ever there were any doubts as to where Pakistan's foreign policy is made, they should now be set aside. Why Muslim countries are always taken for granted.
Politics in the name of the Prophet
By √Čric Rouleau, Le Monde diplomatique, November 2001. The West, in ignorance and suspicion, has confused and simplified the many kinds of political Islam, and presumed a false link between terrorism and the religion of Islam.
Islamism, fascism and terrorism (Part 1)
By Marc Erikson, Asia Times, 5 November 2002. A perspective that draws on the apologist for U.S. imperialism, Daniel Pipes, and that associates Islam with the Nazis.
Islamism, fascism and terrorism (Part 2)
By Marc Erikson, Asia Times, 8 November 2002. The World War II Nazi connections of the Muslim Brotherhood, the ideological precursors of Islamism, and its present-day exponents and financiers.
Islamism, fascism and terrorism (Part 3)
By Marc Erikson, Asia Times, 4 December 2002. The Muslim Brotherhood, Nasser and Sadat, and the reshaping of Brotherhood Islamism into its present form by Sayyid Qutb.
Islamism, fascism and terrorism (Part 4)
By Marc Erikson, Asia Times, 5 December 2002. The final part of this justification for the U.S.-Israeli attack upon the Moslem world.
American-Style Democracy for Arabs, Muslims as Destructive as Their Bombs
Tehran Times, 10 February 2003. The democracy that the Americans claim they want to offer to Islamic and Arab countries is as destructive as their bombs and missiles. Global imperialism—the network of oil cartels, arms manufacturers, world Zionism, threatened by the awakening of the Islamic ummah, is in a state of aggression accompanied with panicky moves.
US failure helps revive the old pan-Islamic project; Iraq: all together against the occupation
By Juan Cole, Le Monde diplomatique, May 2004. Washington never seemed to consider that the most successful way to revive Iraqi nationalism, and beyond that Arab nationalism, was to occupy the country and treat it contemptuously and rapaciously: this has created unexpected alliances between enemies.
The Move to Democracy in the Islamic World
By Jonathan Power, Sunday 19 September 2004. The two big wings of Islam—Turkey in the West and Indonesia in the East—are reforming and changing at a lightening pace, confounding those who only measure Islam by its seemingly stagnant middle ground.