Political Islam in the Service of Imperialism

Authors

  • Samir Amin

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-059-07-2007-11_1

Keywords:

Imperialism, Political Economy

Abstract

All the currents that claim adherence to political Islam proclaim the "specificity of Islam." According to them, Islam knows nothing of the separation between politics and religion, something supposedly distinctive of Christianity. It would accomplish nothing to remind them, as I have done, that their remarks reproduce, almost word for word, what European reactionaries at the beginning of the nineteenth century (such as Bonald and de Maistre) said to condemn the rupture that the Enlightenment and the French Revolution had produced in the history of the Christian West

Published

2007-12-01

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Section

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