June 4, 2014

The Mirage of Political Islam

Mustapha Tlili, New York Times

The Associated Press

During the decades of dictatorship in the Arab world, political Islamists marketed themselves in the West as “moderate” movements that sought to reconcile Islam with democracy. In reality, they were proponents of a messianic ideology in which the fundamental tenet is to implement God’s will on earth. While they succeeded in disguising their true intentions in talks at Chatham House or the Council on Foreign Relations, they could not possibly provide the partner America needed.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Egypt, Tunisia, Islam, Political Islam


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