[Marxism] Samir Amin on political Islam

Einde O'Callaghan einde at gmx.de
Wed Dec 27 16:21:01 MST 2006


Louis Proyect schrieb:
> Political Islam
> 
> Samir Amin shines much needed light on a dimly understood phenomenon
> 
The article doesn't seem very helpful to me as it only deals with the 
phenomenon on a purely ideological level. There is no attempt to explain 
why Political Islam can now attract the support of large numbers of 
people actually involved in confrontations with imperialism and Zionism.

In particular, the article is IMHO of no help in understanding why 
movements like Hizbollah or Hamas have gained mass support in direct 
competition with secular political movements or in explaining what is 
happening in Iraq, where Political Islam in various forms plays a 
complex role in the development of the struggle.

Einde O'Callaghan




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