Publisher description for Face to face with political Islam / Fran­cois Burgat.


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Counter The portrayal of Islamist movements as a tide of religious fanaticism threatening the West and major players in the coming ‘clash of civilizations,’ has provoked a multifaceted debate of great significance to the future of international relations. In his latest intervention in this debate, François Burgat argues that political Islam’s desire to restore a culture distorted by colonization does not necessarily compromise its progress to more democracy and greater tolerance. Among the issues addressed are the relationship between Islam and modernity, Islamism and women, and the question of violence.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Islam and politics